I jumped at the opportunity to become the Staff Attorney for CAIR-MO because, to me, defending the rights of others is one of the best aspects of being a lawyer. At a time when the right of Muslim Americans to enjoy happy, peaceful lives is constantly under attack in their places of worship, travel, work, schooling, and even their own neighborhoods and homes, standing up for the rights of Muslims has never been more important. If you feel your rights have been violated, CAIR-MO wants to help you in any way that we can, regardless of your financial ability to get representation.
With hate crimes increasing and American public opinion intensifying against Islam and those who practice it, with the abundance of fear and ignorance of Islam in our communities, and the rise of politicians exploiting that fear and ignorance, there is so much hard work to be done to ensure equality for all Muslims in our community. I consider it an honor to do whatever I can to assist with that work.”