Source: The News and Observer
Wire Service: AP
On February 1, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A North Carolina senator has been elected to the board of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an Islamic civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR announced the appointment of Sen. Larry Shaw, a Democrat from Cumberland County and a Muslim, on Wednesday. CAIR Board Chairman Parvez Ahmed said Shaw's experience 'will strengthen CAIR's ability to carry out its mission of promoting justice and mutual understanding.' In September 2003, Shaw was elected vice chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus. The five-term legislator also serves as chairman of the state senate's transportation committee and vice chairman of its finance committee. CAIR, which describes itself as the largest Muslim civil liberties group in the United States, has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada."