I’m Nihad Awad, CAIR’s national executive director.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “He who does not thank people, does not thank Allah.”
That is why I would like to take a moment today to thank you, our supporters. It is because of you that we are able to serve the thousands of people who contact CAIR for help.
You were there to offer support when CAIR challenged unconstitutional anti-Islam bills introduced in state legislatures nationwide and when we sued to protect the right of all Americans to travel freely.
You were there to offer the resources necessary for CAIR to research and publish this past September a first-of-its kind exposÃ© of the massive financing behind a growing Islamophobia machine in America. In May, you were there when CAIR distributed new safety guidelines to thousands of mosques and Islamic institutions to help protect against hate crimes.
In 2013, you provided the support CAIR needed to host dozens of seminars and workshops serving thousands of people on issues such as bullying of Muslim youth, building better relations with media professionals and exercising your civil and political rights as American citizens.
I thank you and ask you to renew your support for CAIR’s important work on your behalf by going to cair.com and donating whatever you can to help sustain our efforts.
Thanks again, and I hope you and your family have a happy Thanksgiving.
May God bless you. As-salaamu alaykum.