Ahmad Tibi kicks off AMP Conference: “Reclaiming our Narrative”
Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago Chair Mohammed Kaiseruddin started off the American Muslims for Palestine conference opening ceremony by talking about the Palestinian issue receiving very minimal media coverage in light of the events taking place across the Middle East.
Additionally, he mentioned that being part of this conference and participating in it, is one way to fulfill the conference’s main goal: “Reclaiming Our Narrative.”
“The occupation must end, or the aggressive policies of the Zionists will continue and create more problems for the Palestinians,” Kaiseruddin said at the end of his speech.
Former President of Tunisia Dr. Mohamed Al-Moncef Al-Marzouki followed him up by discussing the hardships the entire Muslim and Arab world are facing but left the attendees with hope by saying, “Eventually, there will be beautiful days ahead.”
“The Arab Spring didn’t start in Tunisia, it started in the 1980s in Palestine,” he added.
Israeli Knesset member Dr. Ahmad Al-Tibi, a very popular figure among the Palestinian community, also gave a speech during the opening ceremony and said he sees the Palestinian cause as a triangle: “Palestinians in West Bank & Gaza, Palestinians in the diaspora and Palestinians in Israel.”
“Me and Moncef, left our careers of treating viruses in the body to treating the virus of oppression,” he added.