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Student Leader Joins CAIR Board

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/11/05) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations
(CAIR), the nation’s leading Islamic civil rights and advocacy group,
announced today that it has elected Hadia Mubarak to its board.

Mubarak is the current president of the Muslim Student Association –
National (MSA), the first female to serve in that post. She is currently
pursuing her Master’s degree in Contemporary Arab Studies with a
concentration in Women and Gender at Georgetown University’s School of
Foreign Service.

Prior to becoming the President of MSA National, Mubarak was the chair of
the Political Action Taskforce of MSA National during the 2003-2004
academic year and a full-time intern at the Brookings Institute’s Saban
Center for Middle East Policy. She also served as a member of the Brookings
Institute’s organizing committee of the U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Doha,

“CAIR is delighted with the election of Hadia Mubarak to its Board,” said
CAIR Board Chairman Omar Ahmad. “We are confident that her perspective and
contributions will enhance CAIR’s ability to empower American Muslims,
defend civil liberties and promote an accurate portrayal of Islam.”

CAIR, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 30 offices and
chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance understanding
of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American
Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.


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