90 Miles From Tyranny : Non-Muslim Lawyer Launches Major Lawsuit Against CAIR

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Non-Muslim Lawyer Launches Major Lawsuit Against CAIR

One of the best methods for judging the health of any organization — be it a large company, small business, or a non-profit group — is the issue of employee turnover.

Using this metric, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), which bills itself as the nation's preeminent Muslim civil rights organization, appears to be severely dysfunctional. The organization's list of chapters is constantly being updated as new executive directors start and stop, and as new chapters attempt to rise and others fold. Today there are 27 CAIR affiliates listed (down from over 30 in years past) and only 17 are currently led by leaders who have been there three or more years. Many chapters are without leadership and have been for some time.

Now, a new lawsuit is providing an insider account of the day-to-day workings of CAIR's largest branch: The four chapters that comprise CAIR's California branch (CAIR-CA). The lawsuit alleges a toxic culture and poor leadership, which suggests CAIR's devotion to progressive civil and employment rights practices may be only a façade for something more insidious.

On April 24, Susanne Arani filed a 42-page lawsuit (PDF available here) against CAIR-CA. Arani served as a lawyer in the San Diego office, working on and off since 2015. On April 9, 2019, Arani was fired by Dustin Craun, her new boss, CAIR-CA's greenhorn executive director who took over in January.

Arani alleges discrimination based on religion, gender, age, and political views; breaches of attorney-client privilege; wrongful termination and retaliation; failure to hire; and hostile work environment.

Arani offers multiple allegations against both Craun and...

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