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Hussam Ayloush
Hussam Ayloush is life-long human rights and civil rights activist and community organizer. He is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Ayloush is a second-term elected Executive Board member to the CA Democratic Party (CDP). He also serves on the board of the Muslim American Homeland Security Congress (MAHSC).

He is a regular commentator on issues relating to US politics, foreign policy, civil rights, human rights, interfaith, and American Muslims.

He holds a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from University of Texas, Austin and an M.B.A. degree from California State University, Fullerton.

He currently lives in Southern California with his wife and 5 children.

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Entries by Hussam Ayloush

Women-only Mosque: 7 Important Considerations

(31) Comments | Posted February 4, 2015 | 4:20 PM

Last week, a group of Muslim women launched a new Women's Mosque of America project in Los Angeles and held its first women-only Friday congregational prayer. Before you support or oppose this move, consider the following seven important factors.

(See media reports: LA Times, Huffington...

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Why Does Coca Cola's Super Bowl Ad Matter?

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 4:32 PM

Social media was abuzz over the pronounced diversity of this year's Super Bowl ads, particularly Coca-Cola's multilingual ad. The company received praise from some for its multicultural embrace and sparked outrage from others -- a reminder of the lingering racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia that plagues our...

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Rep. King, Hold Hearings on FBI's Illegal Surveillance of Muslims

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2011 | 10:44 AM

Co-authored by Ameena Mirza Qazi.

As Representative Peter King (R-NY) launches congressional hearings on Muslims and radicalization, we wonder at the expenditure of time to examine an issue whose conclusion has long been self-evident: that American Muslims have worked tirelessly alongside fellow Americans to uphold and strengthen the time-honored values...

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10 Effects of the Fall of the Modern-Day Pharaoh

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2011 | 7:00 PM

It is hard to underestimate the importance and impact of the current popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt. Ben Ali hastily escaped to Saudi Arabia and Mubarak stepped down after 30-years of iron-fisted rule. The military rule now in place is a deep concern; it must end quickly and urgent...

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