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Hassan Shibly

Chief Executive Director, CAIR-FL

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Hassan Shibly works to protect the rights and civil liberties of American Muslims.

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Hassan Shibly is a nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and has helped CAIR Florida grow into one of the largest civil rights organizations in the country. Hassan is a lawyer, a speaker, and a teacher. He has dedicated his life to fostering a healthy cohesive relationship between American Muslims & society at large and protecting civil liberties. He has taught courses on civil rights, Islamic belief, law, history, spirituality and culture and serves as a consultant on Islam for NGO's, non-profit organizations, government agencies, media organizations, youth groups, and law enforcement. Hassan is the son of Syrian immigrants and was raised in Buffalo, New York. His father, an oral surgeon, and mother, an orthodontist, instilled in Hassan a strong determination to enhance interfaith understanding and defend civil rights.

Hassan graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in Political Science concentrating on International Relations. He subsequently graduated amongst the top of his class from the University at Buffalo Law School. During his time in Law School, Hassan served as a Public Interest Law Fellow and on the Human Rights Advisory Committee. He lectures and appears in the media regularly on the importance of challenging Islamophobia and defending civil rights. Under his leadership, CAIR-FL has grown into a premier civil rights organization that helps hundreds of victims of discrimination a year, regardless of race or religion, while engaging in proactive programs to challenge the ignorance and misinformation that feeds discrimination.

Topics

  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law
  • Hate Crimes and Violence

Issue Areas

Discrimination and Bigotry, Islam, Civil Liberties, National Security