(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 06/06/2022) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ), the state office of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced that Dina Sayedahmed has been named as its new Communications Manager.  

Before joining CAIR-New Jersey, Sayedahmed worked at CBS News, producing morning and evening news programs. She also worked on Marc Lamont Hill’s show at Al Jazeera English and helped produce Mehdi Hasan’s news analysis videos and politics podcast at The Intercept. Her work largely covers the Middle East and North Africa, state surveillance, and the various forms of American and European imperialism.   

In addition to her work experiences, Sayedahmed regularly volunteers with Bayonne Muslims and leads a weekly halaqa for youth. She is also a budding calligraphist of the Diwani and Thulth scripts.  

In a statement, CAIR-NJ Communications Manager Dina Sayedahmed said:  

“I am humbled by this opportunity to serve the Muslim community in New Jersey and to further CAIR’s mission in advocating for justice and mutual understanding. Given the rising trends of anti-Muslim sentiment and other forms of bigotry, I look forward to working towards tangible improvements in the lives of American Muslims and minority groups.”  

In a statement, CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut said:  

“Our office is thrilled to onboard Dina Sayedahmed who brings with her a wealth of expertise and knowledge on media and communications work. Dina’s skills and passion for civil rights and advocacy work will advance our fight against Islamophobia and institutional racism here in New Jersey, and uplift the image of Islam and the American Muslim community.”  

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.  

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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut, 908-267-3119, smaksut@cair.com.