Arsalan Bukhari, Executive Director
Arsalan Bukhari is Executive Director at CAIR-Washington State, a chapter of America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.
Raised in a middle class American Muslim household in North Seattle, Arsalan Bukhari’s strong work ethic, values, faith, and sense of responsibility came from his upbringing as a practicing Muslim, and as a member of a military family. Two of his uncles are proud U.S. Army veterans, formerly stationed in Fort Lewis, WA and Fort Jackson, SC, and his brother-in-law a proud U.S. Navy veteran, formerly stationed in Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI.
Motivated by the growing prejudice against American Muslims, and a sense of responsibility to community and country, Mr. Bukhari started as a volunteer with CAIR-WA and helped launch a new era for CAIR’s Seattle office.
Mr. Bukhari is frequently interviewed by newspapers, radio, and TV venues, local, national, and international. He also speaks on contemporary social issues including civil rights, civic engagement, media relations, and the American Muslim experience at various university campuses in Washington State and around the Northwest.
An alumnus of the Seattle Police Department’s Citizen’s Academy, he leads local efforts to foster results-focused relationships with law enforcement officials, elected officials, political appointees, and representatives of various governmental agencies.
Prior to joining CAIR, Mr. Bukhari was Contract Administrator at the Boeing Company and an activist in the fields of interfaith collaboration, and community outreach. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Finance from Seattle University.
His Seattle upbringing has also influenced the development of his very ‘Northwest’ hobbies: reading, bicycling and trail running. He is married and resides in Shoreline, WA.
Jasmin Samy, Civil Rights Manager
Jasmin Samy is Civil Rights Manager at CAIR-Washington State, a chapter of America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.
She is deeply passionate about extending CAIR-WA’s work to reach thousands more than ever before, especially to children and families across the state.
She frequently speaks on topics including knowing one’s rights, and manages a team of more than four staff and interns who manage over 400 complaints per year. She is an expert in American Muslim civil rights, rule of law, and international human rights.
She holds a law degree from Faculty of Law at Cairo University and a Master of Laws from Indiana University.
Prior to joining CAIR-WA, she was an attorney and human rights advocate for over 15 years.
Ms. Samy has a passion for squash as a sport and was a top player as a junior and continues to play regularly.
Megan Fair, Civil Rights Assistant
Megan Fair is Civil Rights Assistant at CAIR-Washington State, a chapter of America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.
Ms. Fair obtained her BA in Peace and Conflict Studies and Non-Profit Management from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC in 2010. While at Guilford College Ms. Fair was a Quaker Leader Scholar.
Ms. Fair also completed the School for International Training’s Modernization and Social Change program in Amman, Jordan in 2009. She currently serves on Field Committee and General Committee for the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker lobby in the public interest based in Washington D.C.
Prior to joining CAIR-WA, Ms. Fair served as Operations Manager for a community based refugee resettlement agency in Greensboro, NC.
Jim Maher, Civil Rights
Jim Maher is a Civil Rights Team member at CAIR-Washington State, a chapter of America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.