Roula Allouch – National Board Chair

Roula Allouch – National Board Chair

Roula Allouch is an attorney with experience in employment law, civil rights, insurance defense and general civil litigation. Ms. Allouch earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky in 2003 and her juris doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2006.  She is licensed to practice in state and federal courts […]

Masoud Nassimi – National Board Vice Chair

Masoud Nassimi – National Board Vice Chair

Masoud Nassimi is the co-founder of CAIR’s Greater Los Angeles Area chapter and serves on the board of CAIR-California, which oversees four CAIR chapters in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego. He served as CAIR-CA’s board chairman from 2009-2013; in 2013, Masoud was elected to CAIR’s national board of directors […]

Nihad Awad – National Board Member

Nihad Awad – National Board Member

Nihad Awad is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest non-profit Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States. He has been frequently interviewed on national and international media such as CNN, BBC World Service, PBS, C-SPAN, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Voice […]

Ahmed Al-Shehab – National Board Member

Ahmed Al-Shehab National Board Member

Ahmed Al-Shehab co-founded CAIR-New Jersey in 2003 and was elected as the chairman of CAIR-NJ’s board of directors in 2006. In 2011, Ahmed was elected to CAIR’s national board of directors. He currently serves on both CAIR and CAIR-NJ boards. Ahmed holds a bachelor’s degree from NJIT in computer engineering and a graduate diploma in […]

Dr. Manal Fakhoury – Secretary

Dr. Manal Fakhoury National Board Member

President and CEO of Fakhoury Leadership International.  With over 30 years of non-profit and leadership experience, she serves on many community and national boards.  She is past Chairwoman of Chamber of Commerce.  Currently: YMCA Executive Board, AHA Go Red For Women, Area Governor District 84 Toastmasters, President of Toastmasters, Rotary officer, Islamic Network Group (ING) […]

Arlene El-Amin, National Board Member

Arlene El-Amin, National Board Member

Arlene El-Amin is a long-time community leader and civil rights activist who serves as the manager of Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis. Her volunteer experience includes serving on community, interfaith and social services organizations, such as North High School; Girl Scouts; Home Away; Volunteer Center of St. Paul; Al-Birr Family, Social and Counseling Services; and the […]

CAIR California Releases Annual Civil Rights Report

Report show a 49 percent increase in reports of discriminatory treatment during travel (SAN DIEGO, CA, 8/29/17) – The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR California) today announced the release of its annual civil rights report. CAIR California’s “Civil Rights Report 2017” summarizes and analyzes all civil rights and immigration complaints in […]

Guides and toolkits

In addition to our reports and surveys, CAIR’s pocket guides, toolkits and other publications are available for download. Please contact us for information about ordering hard copies. Know your rights pocket guide This guide informs American Muslims of our legal rights. These are the same rights all Americans enjoy, but the guide focuses on issues […]

CAIR Condemns Neo-Nazi, White Supremacist Vandalism Targeting African-American Church in Virginia

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/29/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned neo-Nazi, white supremacist vandalism targeting an African-American church in Virginia. Members at Greater Praise Temple Ministries in Dumfries, Va., say they found racist signs including Nazi swastikas, “white power” and Confederate flags posted at […]

Executive Director

POSITION SUMMARY The Executive Director for Connecticut reports to the chapter’s Board of Directors. S/He is responsible for the fulfillment of the organization’s local mission and the development and implementation of its strategies. The Executive Director serves as the chief executive of the chapter, overseeing and providing strategic leadership for the chapter’s continued growth and […]