Last week, Asher Abid Khan was arrested in Houston for allegedly trying to join ISIS. Wardah Khalid, who attends the same mosque as Asher, shares how this incident has affected the community.

Khalid is a Scoville Fellow, focusing on research, development and presentation of non-violent policy solutions to counter the self-described Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, as well as highlighting why U.S. militarism is undermining locally-led peace building approaches in these countries and throughout the region. She is also the author of the Young American Muslim blog for the Houston Chronicle.

Khalid will talk on KPFT’s Arab Voices about ISIS; what attracts some youth to join ISIS; why is ISIS successful in its recruitment efforts; why young Muslims and others should reject ISIS; what should communities do to counter ISIS and its ideology; how to steer youth from violent extremism; how to combat this threat effectively; and ISIS and the U.S. foreign policy. We will also talk about the rise of Islamophobia in the U.S. and last week’s protest that was held outside a Phoenix Mosque; and the recent historic Supreme Court ruling in Abercrombie & Fitch Hijab Case.

Arab Voice airs Wednesday, June 3, at 7 p.m.

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