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Rep. Jackson Lee speaks in Washington on human rights violations
Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), speaks at a press conference, calling on Congress to pass Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee's (D-TX) resolution to denounce human rights violations against women around the world, on Capitol Hill in Washington on October 9, 2007. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Nihad Awad is the Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Washington D.C.-based American Muslim political and civil rights group.

After studying civil engineering at the University of Minnesota in the 1990s, he worked at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

After the Gulf war, he was Public Relations Director for the Islamic Association for Palestine (IAP), described by U.S. government officials as a Hamas front organization.

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