The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood, reports that United Nations Special Rapporteur Dr. Doudou Diene met with several Southern California Muslim leaders on May 28 at the Islamic Society of Orange County. According to the report:
The meeting was organized by the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California. Dr. Diene is visiting cities across the U.S. as part of his mission to gather information on issues related to Islamophobia, racism and discrimination against Muslims. He also sought recommendations for solutions to counter Islamophobia and asked whether the U.S. government’s efforts have been effective in combating racism and discrimination.Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, president of the Shura Council, welcomed and thanked Dr. Diene for meeting the Muslim leadership in Greater Los Angeles. Dr. Siddiqi also thanked the American Civil Liberties Union for its coordination with the Shura Council.
Other members of interest at the meeting included:
Hussam Ayloush (CAIR-Greater Los Angeles executive director)
Affad Shaikh (CAIR-Greater Los Angeles civil rights coordinator)
Kalim Farooki and Masoud Nassimi (Shura Council board members)
Siddiqi is a former President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) which, along with CAIR, has an extensive history of fundamentalism, anti-semitism and support for terrorism. CAIR in particular has a track record of exaggerating anti-Muslim prejudice. The Shura Council of Southern California is strongly associated with Dr. Siddiqi.