Hussam Ayloush

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Hussam Ayloush

Hussam Ayloush Executive director at CAIR - Los Angeles Chapter. Executive Board Member at California Democratic Party.


  • Studied Managment at California State University, Fullerton
  • Studied Aerospace engineering at UT Austin
  • Went to Collège Protestant Français
  • Went to Lycee Abdel Kader
  • Went to Ecole Universelle Libanaise

Standing for AD 60

In 2019 Hussam Ayloush stood from AD 60 for the California Democratic Party Central Committee.

As a civil rights activist I intend to continue to work with other CA Democratic Party leaders and activists to ensure that our Party continues to advocate for civil rights, immigrants’ rights, and human rights for all. California has what it takes to lead the rest of the country in resisting and countering Trump’s racist, divisive, and dangerous policies and rhetoric. I will also continue to focus on helping elect more Democrats into various local, state and federal offices.[1]

Bragged about getting arrested at the U.S./Mexico Border

Hussam Ayloush was one of 32 activists arrested by U.S. federal agents at the US-Mexico border in December 2018

Hussam Ayloush was one of 32 activists arrested by U.S. federal agents at the US-Mexico border in December 2018.

According to a Facebook Post:[2]

"Action Alert.
"Yesterday, Matthew Leber, Asst. Regional Director for American Friends Service Committee (#AFSC) West Region, was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (#CBP) while helping organize yesterday's non-violent solidarity action. At one point, Matt and I were held in the same detainees transport vehicle for a short time until he was removed from it by the CBP officers.
"Call CBP and ask that they release Matthew Leber immediately...
"Yesterday, over 400 people of faith participated in an action at the San Diego border, which launched AFSC’s #LoveKnowsNoBorders

Cafe Intifada

In 2006, Emma Rosenthal is the Executive Director of Cafe Intifada which includes on their advisory board Andy Griggs, Linda Tubach, Bob McCloskey, Sonali Kolhatkar, Hussam Ayloush.[3]

2011 CAIR event

The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) hosted a community event in San Fernando Valley featuring the first Muslim U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison, who gave a keynote address on the theme, “Defending our Democracy.” The event also marked the Congressman’s first visit to the valley area.

Congressman Ellison shed light on the current anti-Muslim sentiment in society and how Muslims can effectively challenge it through education and activism. He delivered his remarks before a crowd of 150 community members at the Olympia Banquet Hall in Van Nuys.

The event, moreover, served an opportunity to share CAIR-LA’s advocacy work and strengthen outreach to the valley’s Muslim community. CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush expanded on the organization’s key grassroots efforts and community empowerment programs, such as engagement with the Japanese American community to organize Southland Muslims’ annual visit to Manzanar internment camp and the resulting high school learning exchange program that brings together Muslim and Japanese American youth.[4]

CAIR Michigan event


Faisal Qazi, center, on a panel at a CAIR-PAC function fall 2012, with Michigan Congressional candidate Syed Taj and Rep. Loretta Sanchez (at left) and CAIR Los Angeles Executive Director Hussam Ayloush and Congressional candidate Jay Chen (at right.)

Interfaith, Community and Law Enforcement Leaders Condemn Terrorism

December 16, 2015, in Los Angeles, Attorney General Kamala Harris convened interfaith and community leaders and law enforcement officials in southern California, after the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino and Paris, to condemn terrorism and discuss the danger of the recent rise in Islamophobic rhetoric and several high-profile hate crime incidents over the past week. Attorney General Harris discussed the critical role of American Muslim communities in our fight against radicalization and terrorism at home and abroad, and the danger posed when alienating this community.

“As Americans, we are unified in our commitment to protect our country from terrorist attacks, and we must seek justice for those who lost their lives in the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino,” said Attorney General Harris.

Participants in the gathering included leaders from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), Muslim Public Affairs Council, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Shia Muslim Council of Southern California, Muslim Students Associated West, Project Islamic Hope, Bend the Arc, Union for Reform Judaism, Holman United Methodist Church, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Progressive Christians Uniting, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice, as well as Los Angles Sheriff Jim McDonnell, representatives from the Los Angeles Police Department, the Office of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and the Office of Supervisor Hilda Solis.

"Attorney General Harris has exemplified leadership by initiating this meeting with Muslim community and civil rights leaders to address the spike in hate crimes against American Muslims and other minorities," said Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of CAIR-Los Angeles.

“One of the primary teachings of Judaism is that all human beings are created in the image of God. As an American, I believe in the rule of law, fairness and justice, as well as equal protection for all citizens. In this time of swirling darkness and rising hate, I hope and pray that we remember our humanity, remember our essence and remember why live in the United States,” said Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater, Co-Founder of Abrahamic Faiths Peacemaking Initiative.[5]

Palestinian self-determination resolution

Hussam Ayloush May 21, 2017:


Milestone progress. Resolution supporting Palestinian self-determination passes at the CA Democratic Party Convention. Thank you, Estee Chandler, David Mandel, Karen Bernal, Moe Sarama, and many others.

Sponsors were Norma Alcala, Gina Barkalow, Peter Brogan, Alice Chan.

OSCE testimony

Hussam Ayloush September 19, 2017:

Just presented @OSCE @HDMI2017 on why US-sponsored CVE undermines rights and the actual countering of violent extremism. Along with @yasserlouati @MaliaBouattia, Rachel Herger, Ibrahim Mohamoud & Muhammad Rabbani of @UK_CAGE

Okosfdsaf.JPG — with Yasser Louati and Malia Bouattia.

ICNA Relief

Hussam Ayloush October 15, 2017:


(Many of my local beloved imams and Shuyukh are missing from this picture) — attending ICNA Relief So Cal Oct.14th Benefit Dinner with Nomaan Baig, Furhan Zubairi, Jameel Besada, Omar Suleiman, Anas Amla and Ahmed Ibn Aslam at Hilton Anaheim.

Muslim Democrats

Hussam Ayloush February 25 2018:


With Masih Fouladi, Estee Chandler, Amira Abed, David Mandel, Mirvette Judeh and Sabiha Khan at California Democratic Convention 2018.

Diyanet connection

Hussam Ayloush May 6 2018:


Always a pleasure seeing my CAIR family. — with Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu at Diyanet Center of America.

Lowenthal connection

Hussam Ayloush May 8 2018 ·


With Alan Lowenthal, Asmaa Ahmed and Syed Waqas Ahmed at United States Capitol.

Judy Chu connection

Hussam Ayloush May 8 near Arlington, VA ·


Congresswoman Judy Chu is one of CA's most consistent and vocal civil rights champions. We are so fortunate to have such a courageous leader. CAIR worked with Rep. Chu to introduce a congressional resolution recognizing the contributions of American Muslims to America. #MuslimHillDay — with Asmaa Ahmed, Syed Waqas Ahmed and Masih Fouladi.

Islamic-Latino unity

Hussam Ayloush May 31 2018·


With Yusef Miller, Rida Hamida, Lucy Silva-Eldah and Benjamin Vazquez at Islamic Society of Orange County - ISOC.

Brasov-Curca connection

Hussam Ayloush June 21 2018:


With Monica Brasov-Curca.


Hussam Ayloush July 4 2018:


In Istanbul, Turkey. Ammar Kahf right.

Fatih Mosque

Hussam Ayloush June 30 2018:


It was such a pleasure to meet at Jumuah and then for lunch with so many of our beloved Imams and teachers who are attending a program in Turkey. Our community is blessed with their leadership and knowledge. Many others are missing from the photo. It was like a short lovely reunion. — with Lobna Mulla, Ahmed Soboh, Nomaan Baig, Mustafa Umar, Mohammed Ahmed Faqih, Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Emad Sabbah and Wassim Malak at Fatih Mosque, Istanbul.

Tlaib connection

Hussam Ayloush November 18 2018:


With Rashida Tlaib, Shaun King, Fatima Dadabhoy, Marwa Rifahie and Suzanne Khazaal.

CAIR intern

Hussam Ayloush 2017:


With Sabah Shah, Noorani Shah, Omar Aly, Syed Hussaini, Noor Chacky, Omar Marquez Ombra, Saad Bholat.

Campa-Najjar connection

Hussam Ayloush September 15 2018:


With Congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar, in Irvine. Help Ammar rid CD50 from the corrupt Rep. Hunter. — with Iyad Afalqa, Rashad Al-Dabbagh and Ammar Campa-Najjar.

21st Annual MAS Convention

Hussam Ayloush November 26 2018:


Moderating a session about Yemen and Syria reminded me how painful and dire the situation is there, and how shameful our inaction and complicity have been. Praying for the people of Yemen and Syria.

"O Allah, bless for us our Shaam and Yemen" - Prophet Muhammad — attending 21st Annual MAS Convention - Los Angeles with Hanadi Alwan at Ontario Convention Center.

Free Syria


Comrades on the border

CAIR - Greater Los Angeles December 12, 2018 ·

With Hussam Ayloush and Yasmine Taeb.

Zahra Billoo December 9, 2018:


In San Diego tonight! We’re to take part in an interfaith service in advance of tomorrow's action with AFSC-San Diego, Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, community partners, and hundreds of faith leaders at the border as part of the #LoveKnowsNoBorders: A Moral Call for #MigrantJustice mobilization. — attending Love knows no borders: Interfaith Service with Naeem Baig, Hussam Ayloush, Ossama Kamel, Maytha Alhassen, Yasmine Taeb, Mejgan Afshan, Lubna Shaikh, Asma Rehman, Imraan Siddiqi, Megan Fair and Ramon Mejia.

CAIR - Greater Los Angeles December 10, 2018:·

This what Protest looks like.


Members of CAIR, faith leaders, community partners and supporters prepare to head to the U.S.-Mexico border with @afsc_org as part of the #LoveKnowsNoBorders: A Moral Call for Migrant Justice mobilization. — with Ahmed Bedier, Danette Zaghari-Mask, Taha Hassane, Mejgan Afshan, Zahra Billoo, Omar Suleiman, Yasmine Taeb, Hussam Ayloush, Asma Rehman, Maytha Alhassen, Ismahan Abdullahi, Imraan Siddiqi and Shakeel Syed.


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  2. accessed 12/11/2018
  3. Zionist Campaign Against Free Speech: Corporate Funded Privatized Espionage, October 19, 2006 by emmarosenthal
  4. CAIR California, SF Valley Community Event a Success, Rep. Keith Ellison gave a Keynote Address on "Defending our Democracy" Jun 02, 2011
  5. [ Xavier Becerra Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Convenes Interfaith, Community and Law Enforcement Leaders to Condemn Terrorism and Address the Danger of Islamophobic Rhetoric After Recent Terrorist Attacks Press Release Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Convenes Interfaith, Commu…]