CAIR, Codepink hold press conference/demonstration remembering Jamal Khashoggi

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Code Pink, Justice for Jamal (#JusticeForJamal), and Nonviolence International held a press conference Wednesday afternoon outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington DC to commemorate Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post journalist who was brutally murdered in a Saudi Embassy.

The groups feel that President Trump has not satisfactorily responded to the murder even a year later, instead having a cozy relationship with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud.

Wednesday’s press conference marked the one-year anniversary of Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. It was at 1:14 p.m. (in Turkey) on Oct. 2, 2018, that Khashoggi was last seen alive entering the consulate.

Speakers included American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) National Policy Director Dr. Osama Abuirshaid, Code Pink Co-Founder Medea Benjamin, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Director of Government Affairs Robert S. McCaw and Mongi Dhaouadi, Justice for Jamal.

The press conference was followed by chanting in a demonstration led by Codepink, which included an activist dressed as Mohammad Bin Salman with literal "blood on his hands."


By: WashingtonAndBeyond (906.30)

Tags: Jamal Khashoggi murder Saudi Trump

Location: Washington DC