Council on American Islamic Relations - Future Implications?

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Council on American Islamic Relations - Future Implications?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:47 pm

Posting on behalf of a buddy who's a 1L at a T25. She recently got an offer from CAIR for the summer, and now has to decide whether to take that or an in-house job in the midwest. I don't know enough about CAIR to know whether there would be negative "political" implications for future employment (apparently there have been allegations of terrorist ties, and it looks like the federal government doesn't deal with CAIR anymore because of this).

Thoughts?

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Re: Council on American Islamic Relations - Future Implications?

Postby anonymcoffee » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:46 pm

I know that legal jobs are better than nothing during the summer but if the government won't even touch it ...that sounds shady. I probably would get something more "legit" and that won't raise eyebrows. I remember some kid here was thinking about working for a marijuana legalization org and the advice was to consider impact of it before accepting.

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Re: Council on American Islamic Relations - Future Implications?

Postby Moxie » Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:24 am

CAIR does not = marijuana legalization group.

I'm pretty sure a District Court ruled that CAIR was unfairly criticized for those donations. This seems like a situation where the concerned student should talk to their CSO, but the CAIR has been a legitimate organization for quite some time and I can't imagine firms/legal organizations would disparage someone for interning there.

Edit: http://www.politico.com/blogs/joshgerst ... ml?showall

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Re: Council on American Islamic Relations - Future Implications?

Postby anonymcoffee » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:57 am

I'm sticking to my first answer - the very fact that there are news articles about legal issues/funds and courts are involved I would try to find something else. You don't know who will be interviewing you and their beliefs on the matter.

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Re: Council on American Islamic Relations - Future Implications?

Postby Renzo » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:32 pm

It won't hurt. No government office is going to blink at seeing it on a resume, and civil-libertarian groups will like it. Private employers won't likely give an eff either, unless of course you run into a bigoted interviewer who doesn't like Muslims, but that's not a reason to avoid an interesting job.

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Re: Council on American Islamic Relations - Future Implications?

Postby baboon309 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:07 pm

Renzo wrote:It won't hurt. No government office is going to blink at seeing it on a resume, and civil-libertarian groups will like it. Private employers won't likely give an eff either, unless of course you run into a bigoted interviewer who doesn't like Muslims, but that's not a reason to avoid an interesting job.


There are many of those interviewers in this country.

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Re: Council on American Islamic Relations - Future Implications?

Postby Renzo » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:08 pm

baboon309 wrote:
Renzo wrote:It won't hurt. No government office is going to blink at seeing it on a resume, and civil-libertarian groups will like it. Private employers won't likely give an eff either, unless of course you run into a bigoted interviewer who doesn't like Muslims, but that's not a reason to avoid an interesting job.


There are many of those interviewers in this country.

True, but what are you going to do about that? Make every applicant white dood who was in a frat?

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Re: Council on American Islamic Relations - Future Implications?

Postby Borhas » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:12 am

Anonymous User wrote:Posting on behalf of a buddy who's a 1L at a T25. She recently got an offer from CAIR for the summer, and now has to decide whether to take that or an in-house job in the midwest. I don't know enough about CAIR to know whether there would be negative "political" implications for future employment (apparently there have been allegations of terrorist ties, and it looks like the federal government doesn't deal with CAIR anymore because of this).

Thoughts?

It's probably not a big deal unless she wants to run for office, in which case she's probably a crappy person anyway and I wouldn't care

still, I'd personally rather be a RA, or a TA, or anything other than unemployed




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