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CAIR Congratulates Lina Khan on Historic Appointment as Chair of Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

(WASHINGTON D.C., 6/17/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today congratulated Lina Khan on her appointment as chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). She is the first American Muslim to serve in the position. 

Khan was sworn in as chair on Tuesday, after the Senate voted 69 to 28 across party lines to confirm her. She is described as a “prominent critic of Big Tech,” and will work to regulate the behavior of large corporations, enforce antitrust laws, and fight monopolies. 

SEE: Biden Names Lina Khan, a Big Tech Critic, as F.T.C. Chair 

“We offer congratulations to attorney Lina Khan, whose historic appointment as chair of the Federal Trade Commission serves as an inspiration to us all,” said CAIR Government Affairs Department Director Robert McCaw. “We commend President Biden for this excellent choice. We are confident that Ms. Khan’s work will, God willing, create a more just and equitable environment for consumers and businesses across America.” 

CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.        

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.   

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com   

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