CAIR Questions How Islamophobe Ben Carson Will Treat Muslims Served and Employed by HUD


CAIR Questions How Islamophobe Ben Carson Will Treat Muslims Served and Employed by HUD

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/5/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Islamophobe Ben Carson to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) could negatively impact Muslims served and employed by that federal agency.

Carson is notorious for his assertion that a Muslim should not be elected president of the United States. CAIR called on Carson to drop out of the presidential race when he made that bigoted statement.

CAIR: Muslim-American Group Calls On Ben Carson to Drop Out (CNN)

“Based on his past Islamophobic statements and policy positions, all Americans should be very concerned on how Dr. Carson would treat Muslim HUD employees or Muslims seeking agency services,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw.

“Dr. Carson’s views on Islam, American Muslims and the world are dangerously ill-informed and could negatively impact any government agency he heads,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.

CAIR has expressed concern about a “troubling Islamophobic trend” in President-elect Donald Trump’s recent appointments and nominations.

SEE: CAIR Concerned About More Islamophobes Added to Trump Transition Team

Backgrounder on Ben Carson’s Islamophobia:

Earlier this year, in an interview with another Trump appointee, then Breitbart host Stephen Bannon, Carson said American Muslims could only embrace both Islamic and democratic values “if they’re schizophrenic.” He said: “I don’t see how they can do it otherwise, because you have two different philosophies.”

During a speech at Iowa University, Carson said Islam is not a religion, but is instead “a life organization system” that has an “apocalyptic vision.”

SEE: Ben Carson Says Islam Is Not a Religion But a “Life Organization System”

In September of 2015, CAIR announced the distribution of free Qurans, Islam’s holy text, in response to then Republican presidential candidate Carson’s false claim that Islam is “inconsistent” with the Constitution and his bigoted belief that a Muslim should not be elected president. Carson used the Anti-Semitic “dual loyalty” accusation to support his unconstitutional viewpoint.

SEE: CAIR Announces Quran Giveaway in Response to Ben Carson’s Anti-Muslim Remarks

Video: In Nod to Anti-Semitism, Ben Carson Accuses American Muslims of ‘Different Loyalties’

Video: Ben Carson Smears Islam, Laughs at Poll Saying Americans Would Not Support Muslim President

Also last year, CAIR called on the Republican National Committee (RNC) to repudiate Carson’s stated willingness to consider religion as probable cause for searches and called on Carson himself to drop a top foreign policy adviser who claims Muslims have “infiltrated” the United States.

SEE: CAIR Calls on RNC to Repudiate Ben Carson’s Statement on Faith-Based Surveillance

Carson has compared Syrian refugees to “rabid dogs.” He said: “If there is a rabid dog running around your neighborhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog. And you’re probably going to put your children out of the way.”

SEE: Ben Carson Compares Syrian Refugees to Rabid, ‘Mad’ Dogs

Muslim community members who believe their rights have been violated are being asked to contact local police and CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at:

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

DEPUTY COUNTRY DIRECTOR, EGYPT Job posted by: American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative Posted on: September 4, 2015

Deputy Country Director, Egypt

Job posted by: American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative

Posted on: September 4, 2015

Job description

ABA ROLI is a non-profit pro­gram that implements legal reform programs in roughly 60 countries around the world. ABA ROLI has nearly 700 professional staff work­ing abroad and in its Washington, D.C. office. ABA ROLI’s host country partners include judges, lawyers, bar associations, law schools, court administrators, legislatures, ministries of justice and a wide array of civil society organi­zations, including human rights groups.


In the absence of the Country Director provides overall field responsibility for in-country programs, provides overall field responsibility for in-country programs, with an strong emphasis on judicial education, including grant-funded programs implemented overseas; assists with the management of international and local staff; works with the Country Director to identify program methodologies and will be involved in working meetings and presentations with key stakeholders to introduce, create and implement new training modules developed and established for judges. Will support the development of a curriculum, individual courses, and may also serve as a trainer. Training modules may include giving and/or coordinating trainings on judicial skills, substantive legal knowledge and skills relating to courtroom and case management. This will also involve a train-the-trainer component. Provide secondary responsibility for financial oversight of all programs and donor relations in-country. Works with the Country Director in cooperation with headquarters-based program staff to draft grant proposals and undertake fundraising in-country.


  • Design and adapt training modules for judges on skills (e.g. opinion writing) and substantive areas of law (e.g. criminal law, criminal procedure);
  • Assist to identify and address strategic priorities for judicial education;
  • Design and adapt resource materials for judicial training such as bench books and training manuals;
  • Conduct portions of training workshops on the skills-based and substantive legal issues;
  • Coordinate international and national experts’ input into training modules and resource materials;
  • Assist the Country Director with the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of rule of law program activities;
  • Assist Country Director to manage international and local staff;
  • Assist Country Director with financial oversight of program and donor relations in-country; and
  • Identify program methodologies and develops long-term and short-term strategies and work plans to improve the rule of law.


  • Must have a Juris Doctorate degree and at least 5 years of relevant experience; or
  • Must have a Master’s Degree and 7 years relevant experience;
  • A minimum of 5 years of legal practice.
  • Experience in international development or international legal development and/or project management experience;
  • Familiarity with the assigned country’s legal system;
  • Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated planning, management, analytical, and writing skills;
  • Fluency in English


  • At least 1 year of experience in working with USG funded programs;
  • Previous experience building the capacity of judicial actors through the development of training curricula and evaluation of training effectiveness;
  • Strong preference for Chief of Party or Deputy Chief of Party experience;
  • Strong preference for proven exceptional leadership in the design, management, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of similar size and complex USG-funded programs with skills in strategic planning, management, supervision, budgeting;
  • Strong preference for experience with liaising and negotiating with host country governments, USG donors, and contractors as well as budget management, staff oversight, and the provision of legal services and technical advice;
  • Strong communication skills, both interpersonal and written, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the Program and to effectively coordinate with a wide range of regional stakeholders;
  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse public partners and the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Knowledge of Arabic a plus.

To apply, click here:

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to follow up with candidates who are selected for interviews. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and this position may be filled prior to the close date.

How to apply


Cairo, Muḩāfaz̧at al Qāhirah, Egypt


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Executive Director Job posted by: American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam Posted on: August 18, 2015

Executive Director

Job posted by: American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Job description

The American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam(AFNSWAS, is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to encouraging, supporting and publicizing the projects of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, (“Oasis of Peace”)–the only intentional community in Israel where Jews and Palestinians choose to live, work and raise their children in equality and mutual respect.

AFNSWAS is currently seeking an Executive Director (ED) who embraces our mission and will lead our organization’s strategic planning, fundraising, marketing, and outreach efforts. The ED leads our small staff in managing and implementing our strategic plan and is responsible for achieving the organization’s financial objectives: to raise funds, and support Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam in Israel (website:, and educate people in the U.S. about the village and its educational programs. The position is located in Glendale, California.


· Bachelor’s degree

· Three- to five-year track record of successful organizational leadership, teamwork, budget management and fundraising, including specific examples of operationalized strategies taking an organization to the next stage of growth

· Experience attracting major gifts

· Strong marketing experience, including creation of outreach/publicity materials

· Excellent written and spoken communication skills

· Demonstrated ability to prioritize conflicting demands

· Action-oriented, innovative, and adaptable

Job Description

Strategic Planning

  • Work with the Board in the development, measurement and periodic updating of a strategic business plan; analyze and inform the Board of key trends, business opportunities, and risk factors; lead staff in the implementation of the plan
  • Report achievements and outcomes on a regular basis, as determined by board

Financial Planning and Management

  • Work with Treasurer and Operations Manager to develop and monitor a financial plan and budget consistent with the goals of the strategic plan and the Manual for Fund Development
  • Develop and maintain, calendar of key organizational events and fundraising plans
  • Set, meet and report quarterly on revenue goals developed in fundraising plan

Resource Development

  • Write and submit foundation and other grant applications; develop relationships with foundation ED’s; manage foundation calendar, track solicitations, ensure reporting
  • Oversee design, quality, marketing, delivery of all materials used
  • Identify potential donors; develop and steward donor relationships.
  • Partner with Board and staff in acquisition of community support, monetary gifts, in-kind donations and other philanthropic resources consistent with mission and goals.

Human Resources

  • Effectively manage (including coaching and supervision) the human resources of the organization according to authorized personnel policies and procedures
  • Engage and supervise fundraising and donor-related interns and volunteers; assign responsibilities and tasks as needed
  • Ensure that job descriptions are developed and performance evaluations completed
  • Maintain a climate which attracts, retains and motivates a diverse staff
  • Interface between Board and staff and report on organization condition quarterly

Communication and Community Outreach

  • Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals
  • Establish sound working relationships with relevant organizations
  • Represent AFNSWAS and NSWAS with donors, agencies, organizations and public
  • Conduct tours, marketing and publicity campaigns in accordance with the mission

How to apply

Send resume and cover letter to


229 N. Central Ave., Suite #401, Glendale, CA, 91203, US


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DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Job posted by: Sawa Organization Posted on: September 1, 2015

Development Officer

Job posted by: Sawa Organization

Posted on: September 1, 2015

Job description

Sawa Organization is seeking a candidate for the position of Development Officer at the organization. It is a full-time position, which begins with a trial period. There will also be extensive on-the-job training, support, and handover by the current Development Officer.

The Development Officer’s duties include project planning and proposal writing, seeking new funding possibilities, reporting on projects, communications with partners and supporters, assisting with organizational planning and development, and supporting the implementation staff to monitor their projects’ progress, as well as some additional tasks. S/he works closely with the Sawa management on planning, and with implementation staff to gather information for reporting.

The candidate should have prior experience in fundraising, project planning, report writing, clear communication, and related skills. S/he should be proficient in spoken and written English, and spoken and written Arabic is a significant plus. The Development Officer should be motivated and committed to Sawa Organization’s goals of encouraging public discussion of violence against women and children, supporting victims, and contributing to ending these types of violence in Palestinian society.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work in an open and dynamic environment with colleagues committed to achieving social change, empowering the vulnerable, and breaking taboos and stereotypes, through creative and innovative methods.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and CV to


Al-Balooa, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine


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Native or near-native fluency.
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Full time
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Programs Assistant (Arabic) Internship posted by: Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) Posted on: August 21, 2015

Internship description

Programs Assistant

Opportunity overview:

Reporting to the Senior Programs Manager, the Programs Assistant is responsible for supporting proposal development and grant writing, as well as some support on project implementation.

The former includes outreach to partners, development of critical paths and assistance in creation of concept notes and proposal documents, as well as support where needed on project administration.

This position is part-time and will run to the end of October. Compensation will be commensurated with experience.


Background in project management

Experience writing grant proposals

Arabic (non-negotiable)


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Proposal development and Grant Writing

  • Work with programs staff and the Executive Director on proposal development and grant writing for the Middle East program.
  • Work with the fundraising team to continue grant scanning for other grant opportunities to support scaling the Middle East program.

Support on administration

  • Work with programs staff and the Executive Director to support ongoing administration of programs, with a focus on Jordan, including:

– Monitoring financial reporting from field offices

– Drafting narrative reporting for donors

– Handling stories produced from the field (i.e. categorizing, posting online)

– Drafting departmental documents

– Defining and improving M&E tools

– Threading M&E findings into proposal development

How to apply

Deadline: September 4, 2015

To apply, please submit cover letter outlining relevant experience and resume to with the subject line as: Program Assistant – Middle East Program.



147 Spadina Avenue, Suite 206, Toronto, ON, M5V 2L7, Canada

Other Details

Start date
September 14, 2015
End date
October 31, 2015
Application deadline
September 4, 2015
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Education Program Manager Job posted by: Save the Children International Posted on: August 11, 2015

Job description

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with c15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.

Contract length: 06 months

The role

The role holder is responsible for establishing, managing and implementing the Education Programme as part of Save the Children’s humanitarian response in Syria.

Qualifications and experience


  • Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience
  • Significant management experience (5-6 years) working in an emergency response contexts or fragile states
  • Previous first phase emergency response experience
  • Demonstrated experience in managing education in emergencies for international NGOs.
  • Experience of applying relevant interagency humanitarian frameworks and standards in education in emergencies (for example INEE Minimum Standards)
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Previous experience of project management
  • Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to work both in an advisory and a hands on implementation capacity
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff
  • Experience of representation, including Cluster coordination, and ability to represent effectively in external forums.
  • Experience of preparing successful funding proposals for donors
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • A high level of written and spoken English
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.


  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
  • Fluency in written and oral Arabic or Kurdish desirable

We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

To see a full a job description, please visit our website at

Please apply in English using your CV and covering letter as a single document, including your salary expectations for this role.



Syria, Al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria


Start date
September 15, 2015
Application deadline
August 28, 2015
Education requirements
Languages needed
Employment type
Professional level
None specified
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