(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/3/08) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed a new addition to its national board of directors. Sarwat Husain, president of CAIR’s San Antonio chapter, was elected to the national board of the Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group.
Husain is a long-time activist and community organizer who works closely with interfaith leaders, civil liberties groups and law enforcement authorities in her region. She is also politically active, currently serving on the board of the Texas Muslim Political Taskforce and as president of the Texas Muslim Democratic Caucus.
Husain has a master’s degree in clinical nutrition. She is the founder and publisher of “Al-Ittihaad News,” a Texas-based Muslim newspaper, and a guest columnist for the San Antonio Express News.
“I look forward to working with Ms. Hussain and believe her skills and experience will help us improve in carrying out our mission of promoting justice and mutual understanding,” said CAIR Chairman Parvez Ahmed.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 35 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. 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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