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Awad & Ellison: 8,000 jobs are available now in the Obama administration

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Submitted by JInn 'n' Tonic (United States), Jan 20, 2009 at 10:57

By Mohamed Elshinnawi Washington 10 December 2008 http://www.voanews.com/english/AmericanLife/2008-12-10-voa37.cfm What do American Muslims expect from President-elect Barack Obama? What can they do to help redefine their role in U.S. society? Those questions topped the agenda at the recent annual meeting of the private Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR, in Washington D.C., attended by more than 700 Muslim-American activists from across the country. ... In his opening remarks at the annual fund-raising banquet, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad called on Obama to pursue a less-militaristic policy in the Muslim world and to open his administration to the ideas and talents of Muslim-Americans. ...

Ellison said qualified American Muslims should apply for some of the 8,000 jobs he said are available now in the incoming Obama administration.

He says that today - with a new U.S. president sporting "Hussein" as his middle name - there is no excuse for shying away from work because of an accent or a foreign name.

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