Who We Are

Our Purpose

Defending Rights, Defeating Intolerance

Our Vision

To be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding.

Our Mission

To enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. CAIR-Oklahoma is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. Established in 2006 by a group of local Muslims, CAIR-Oklahoma serves the entire state of Oklahoma through its Oklahoma City office. CAIR-Oklahoma is a chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group with chapters nationwide. The national headquarters is located on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.


Veronica Laizure

Civil Rights Director

Natasha Saya

Community Outreach Director

Lani Habrock

Government Affairs Director


Beatrize Martinez

Fall 2018 Legal Intern

Zaina Elyassin

Fall 2018 Community Outreach Intern

Amira Ourani

Fall 2018 Community Outreach Intern

Tyrese Rice

Spring 2018 Community Outreach Intern

Saleem Dotani

Spring 2018 Community Outreach Intern

Armando Melendez

Spring 2019 Legal Intern

Board Members

Tariq Sattar

Board Chair

Raja’ee Fatihah

Board Vice Chair

Mikael Deems Bryant

Board Member

Mauree Turner

Board Member

Taha Syed

Board Member

Masood Abdul-Haqq

Board Member

Kamran Abbasi

Board Member

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