CAIR-LA's New President

On behalf of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area office (CAIR-LA), we’d like to congratulate the newly elected president of the CAIR-LA Executive Committee, Dr Asif Harsolia, says a press release. It adds: The Executive Committee serves as a local board that oversees the work of the CAIR-LA office. 

Asif R. Harsolia, MD formerly served as the Vice President of CAIR-LA's Executive Committee.  He has a history of activism in the American Muslim community, and has previously served in leadership and volunteer positions with various nonprofits. Professionally, he is a board-certified cancer specialist in Radiation Oncology.

Originally from Michigan, Dr Harsolia obtained his medical doctorate from the University of Michigan Medical School. Later, he successfully completed his residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan where he had the privilege of training with some of the world's top specialists in the field of radiation oncology. He is a practicing partner with the Memorial Radiation Oncology Medical Group in Orange County and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, Irvine on the Volunteer Faculty. He currently lives in Irvine with his wife and three children.

Says Dr Harsolia: "The CAIR team in LA is made up of a truly talented and sincerely dedicated group of staff and volunteers and it is a privilege and honor to be able to work with them.  I have always been impressed with the mission and nature of CAIR's work and in these turbulent times, I think this work has never been more vital…
“Together, I honestly believe we can make a real difference in helping our fellow Americans to better understand the Muslim community and the beautiful and peaceful Islam that we all know and love rather than the absurd caricature of our faith that is currently being peddled by the worst elements of society."  

The CAIR-LA team would like to convey their sincerest appreciation and gratitude to former President Br. Yasir Mahar for his visionary leadership in guiding the organization during his tenure. "I'm extremely grateful to have been able to serve as President over the past 2+ years," said Yasir Mahar. 



Editor: Akhtar M. Faruqui
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