Columnist at the Guardian News, and author of three New York Times Bestselling books. Named by the Atlantic one of the 25 most influential political commentators in the nation. A former constitutional lawyer, Greenwald focuses on civil liberties and national security.
Playwright, Actress, and Solo Performance Artist. Her One woman play, Unveiled, was sold-out throughout its first production at the famous 16th Street theater, and is currently on its 5th production. Malik's performances explore hate crimes, racism, love, & Islam.
Basim Elkarra is the executive director of the Sacramento Valley Chapter of CAIR-SV. Elkarra was re-elected in 2011 to the California Democratic Party's executive board and chairs its Arab American Caucus and Affirmative Action Committee.
MAS Youth Center & ICNA-NY
The Faith in Action Award recognizes organizations and people in New York who are part of campaigns that enhance the understanding of Islam by giving outstanding and selfless service to improve the lives and community of all New Yorkers. This year MAS Youth and ICNA both enhanced the understanding of Islam in our community through various projects including relief work for New Yorkers severely impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and organizing back to school supply giveaways among others.
Mohammad Ali Naquvi
The Community Leadership Award recognizes activists in New York who are part of campaigns that promote justice while empowering others to be more active in the community. CAIR-NY will acknowledge Mohammad Ali Naquvi's various activities including his involvement in the "Roses from the Prophet" and "Who is Husain" campaigns as well as his work in organizing communities and youth to advocate for local and international human rights causes.
The Interfaith Center of New York (ICNY)
The Partners of Justice Award honors organizations that display a commitment to peace & community building. This year the ICNY was the leading organization to mobilize and organize against anti-Muslim ads in our subway system. Thanks to the work of the ICNY numerous faith groups came together to embrace their Muslim neighbors, reach out to elected officials and the MTA, and show New York that anti-Muslim ads were not only offensive to Muslims, but offensive to the entire faith community.
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