Arsalan Bukhari is Executive Director at CAIR-Washington State, a chapter of America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization.
Raised in a middle class American Muslim household in North Seattle, Arsalan Bukhari’s strong work ethic, values, faith, and sense of responsibility came from his upbringing as a practicing Muslim, and as a member of a military family. Two of his uncles are proud U.S. Army veterans, formerly stationed in Fort Lewis, WA and Fort Jackson, SC, and his brother-in-law a proud U.S. Navy veteran, formerly stationed in Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI.
Mr. Bukhari is frequently interviewed by newspapers, radio, and TV venues, local, national, and international. He also speaks on contemporary social issues including civil rights, civic engagement, media relations, and the American Muslim experience at various university campuses in Washington State and around the Northwest.
An alumnus of the Seattle Police Department’s Citizen’s Academy, he leads local efforts to foster results-focused relationships with law enforcement officials, elected officials, political appointees, and representatives of various governmental agencies.