Friendship Caravan

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The Friendship Caravan, Inc. "is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit American organization dedicated to promoting multi-cultural understanding, caring, and mutual respect through educational programs, humanitarian outreach, discussions and media-friendly cultural events. Founded in the aftermath of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the Caravan is focused for the foreseeable future on developing bridges of mutual acceptance and compassion between Americans and people in the Arab and Muslim world." [1]


Accessed December 2008: [2]

Advisory Board

Accessed December 2008: [3]

  • William Payne
  • Farah Atassi Born and raised in Syria, Farah is a respected author and lecturer on the role of Arab Women in Islamic Civilization. She now makes her home outside Washington, DC with husband Sherif and son Hadi.
  • Fatina Salaheddine, Publisher and C.E.O. of Al-Sahafa Newspaper
  • Richard Cizik is the Vice President for Governmental Affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) and one of the most prominent Evangelical lobbyists in the United States.
  • Byron Augustin Professor of Geography at Southwest Texas State University
  • Sayed Badreya
  • Doug Baum Owner and Operator, Texas Camel Corps, Waco, TX
  • Becky R. Izen Owner and Operator,, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dennie Kirtley Creative Designer, Lexington, KY
  • Alan MacDonald Partner, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Louisville, KY
  • Clovis Maksoud Professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for the Global South at American University in Washington, DC
  • Hamid Mernissi Owner and Operator, Sarah Tours, Alexandria, VA
  • Ulrich Wernery Director of the Central Veterinary Research Laboratory, Dubai, UAE


Accessed December 2008: [4]

  • His Excellency Aziz Mekouar - Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United States of America
  • H.E. Dr. Hussein Hassouna - Ambassador of the League of Arab States
  • His Excellency Shaikh Khalifa Bin Ali Al-Khalifa - Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States of America
  • His Excellency Karim Kawar - Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United States of America and the Republic of Mexico



Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles


  1. Home, Friendship Caravan, accessed December 5, 2008.
  2. Directors, Friendship Caravan, accessed December 5, 2008.
  3. Advisory Board, Friendship Caravan, accessed December 5, 2008.
  4. Patrons, Friendship Caravan, accessed December 5, 2008.