Obituary Lifelong Kurdish rights activist and Emeritus professor at Eastern Michigan University, Dr. Asad Mala Said Mala Omar Afandi Khailany, passed away peacefully in his home in Ann, Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. on April 1st, 2020 after a long illness. Born into a religious and scholarly family in the town of Rwanduz in 1937, Professor Asad Khailany…
My sympathy to you all for the loss of the main founder of our organization, KNC-NA, that we had the previlage to lead. Professor. Asaad Xailani was an examplary leader in promoting our common cause. He will be missed. Kamal
“Dr. Asad Khailany, a lifetime servant of the Kurdish cause, has passed away. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends. May he rest in peace.” Dr. Najmadin Karim, President of the Washington Kurdish Institute
My condolences to Dr. Khailani’s family and also to KNC’s family as he was one of the founder and biggest supporter of KNC. Best Regards, Luqman
Kurdish National Conference of North America
30th Annual Conference
November 2 & 3 2019
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The Kurdish National Congress of North America (KNC) is a non-profit, member-driven organization representing Kurds from all parts of Kurdistan living in the United States and Canada. The KNC was founded in 1988, soon after Iraqi chemical weapons attacks on Halabja and other Kurdish cities and villages.
Its objective is to unite Kurds living in North America to work for common goals, to promote the idea of a United Free Kurdistan, and to strengthen the voice of all Kurds living in the USA and Canada. The KNC is a democratic organization. Its president and board of directors are elected by the members and the organization is governed by a set of by-laws. The KNC encourages open discussion of issues, free speech, and active participation in leadership by its members.
KNC-NA Bylaws can be found at: http://www.kncna.net/20100606-kncnaBylaws