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Council on American-Islamic Relations

Council on American-Islamic Relations
Organization information
FormationJune 1994 by Omar Ahmad, Nihad Awad, and Rafeeq Jaber
PurposeMuslim civil rights
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Location453 New Jersey Ave., S.E.
Region servedUnited States
Executive DirectorNihad Awad
Key peopleLarry Shaw, Chairman
Ibrahim Hooper, National Communications Director

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is America's largest Muslim civil liberties advocacy organization that deals with civil advocacy and promotes human rights. It is headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with regional offices nationwide.

Through media relations, lobbying, and education, CAIR presents an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to the American public, and seeks to empower the American Muslim community and encourage its social and political activism. Annual banquets, through which CAIR raises the majority of its funds, are attended by American politicians, statesmen, interfaith leaders, activists and media personalities.

In 2007 the organization was named, along with 245 others, by U.S. Federal prosecutors in a list of unindicted co-conspirators and/or joint venturers in a Hamas funding case involving the Holy Land Foundation, which caused the FBI to cease working with CAIR outside of criminal investigations due to its designation. A federal appeals court removed the label for all parties and sealed the list on October 20, 2010, ruling the designation was the result of "simply an untested allegation of the Government, made in anticipation of a possible evidentiary dispute that never came to pass."

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Report: Feds close probe of CAIR founder - Politico (blog) Tweet this news
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