Nihad-headshot(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/7/14) — Arabian Business Magazine has named Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) National Executive Director Nihad Awad to its “Power 500” list of the most influential Arabs and Arab-Americans.

Also this year, another organization named Awad to its annual list of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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