Largest US Muslim organization elects new chairperson

Roula Allouch, an attorney practicing in Ohio and Kentucky, became the new acting national board chair hoping to continue and strengthen CAIR’S efforts.

Largest US Muslim organization elects new chairperson

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ohioan female Muslim lawyer Roula Allouch was chosen by the America’s largest Muslim advocacy as the new acting national board chair replacing previous chair Omar Zaki, who stepped down after two years in his post.

"I would like to thank Omar Zaki for his service to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and to the defense of civil rights for all Americans," Allouch said in a CAIR statement obtained by

"I hope to continue and strengthen CAIR's efforts to enhance understanding of Islam and Muslims, to encourage civic participation by American Muslims and to build coalitions with like-minded individuals and organizations to promote justice and mutual understanding."

Nihad Awad, CAIR National Executive Director, who praised her dedication, welcomed her choice.

"Roula's dedication and legal expertise make her an ideal choice to head an organization that seeks to prevent the ongoing erosion of civil liberties in our society," said Awad.

CAIR is a non-profit grassroots organization headquartered in Washington DC, established in 1994, with 35 offices and chapters across the US and Canada.

It strives to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Haziran 2014, 12:07