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CAIR-Florida Strengthens its Resources by Opening an Office in Northwest Florida

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(MIAMI, FL, 10/24/2016) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations - Florida (CAIR-FL), the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, announced today the opening of an office in Panama City which will serve the Muslim community in the Panhandle. This makes the fourth Florida office opened since it was established in 2001. This action will strengthen the organization by having personnel and services readily accessible in this geographical area. Hiba Rahim will coordinate the office's services and outreach efforts. She is an experienced community leader who is well acquainted with this community and their needs.
Hiba Rahim and CAIR-Florida's Regional Operations Director, Nezar Hamze
When interviewed, Hiba stated, "I am excited to join the wonderful team of CAIR-Florida. I am amazed at the organizational and efficiency level of this strong organization. Serving is my passion and CAIR-Florida gives me the opportunity to serve others to the best of my abilities, Inshallah.
Hiba is an American-Muslim activist and community organizer. Her passion lies in developing bridges between communities through respectful dialogue and in collaboration with other groups to promote minority empowerment.
Ms. Rahim was employed as a radio producer and a host in Chicago, a television news anchor in London, and a researcher and translator for two human rights organizations. She launched her career as a college instructor at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida where she developed a unique course on "The Arab-Israeli Conflict". 
Hiba's volunteer experience includes organizing open houses for various Mosques and Islamic Centers, representing her local community in the media, leading a local response and outreach committee, and actively working to enhance racial equality in the broader community. Hiba is also very passionate about providing international humanitarian relief and research assistance in besieged countries.
Hiba has presented dozens of lectures on Islam and politics throughout the United States. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations from Florida State University. 
CAIR-Florida Northwest Regional Office:
Address: 8317 Front Beach Road, Suite B, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone: 850.855.89708
CAIR-Florida is the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties of all people, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misión de CAIR-Florida 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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CAIR-Florida's Communications Director, Wilfredo A. Ruiz, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 305.502.6749
CAIR-Florida's Northwest Florida Regional Coordinator, Hiba Rahim, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 850.855.8708

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