CAIR-CA Elects New Board Chair
Anaheim, CA: The California Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA), the nation's leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announced that it has elected Mr Omar Hassaine as the new CAIR-CA Board Chair.
The CAIR-CA board serves as the governing body that oversees the work of the four CAIR offices (Los Angeles, Sacramento Valley, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area).
Omar Hassaine is a co-founder of the CAIR-San Diego office, which he helped launch in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks. Omar is a computer engineer by profession and has been active in the Muslim community for more than 35 years. He served as president of the board of trustees of the Islamic Society of Illinois in the late 1980s, and a board member of the Bosnia Task force in the 1990s.
In his new role as board chair, Omar looks forward to leading CAIR-CA as it aims to empower the state’s estimated one million Muslims and ensure that their civil rights are protected.
"I would like to thank my predecessor, Safaa Ibrahim, for her commitment and dedication to serving the community," says Omar. "She played a critical role in helping move the organization forward, and I hope to continue the great work she did.
The entire CAIR-CA team would like to convey their sincerest appreciation and gratitude to Safaa for her visionary leadership in bringing the organization to a higher professional level during her three-year tenure and her term prior as a local board member and Executive Director of the CAIR-SFBA office.
In a statement, Safaa Ibrahim said: "It has been an honor to serve the community alongside the many dedicated and talented CAIR staff and volunteers. I have had the pleasure of serving in many capacities, with each role offering many rewarding moments, as well as some challenging ones. I will still be an avid supporter of CAIR and continue to attend events each year, God-willing."
The team looks forward to working with Omar Hassaine to continue to strengthen CAIR’s mission and efforts in the California chapter.