The chairman of the largest Muslim-American advocacy group in the US has resigned this week. The move comes after Parvez Ahmed expressed growing frustration with the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) direction. Ahmed expressed that he wanted CAIR to be more proactive in the promotion of Muslim civil rights, and inclusive of younger, less religious Muslims. I also wanted to send a message that a change in leadership is needed at the highest level, that we need some new blood at the board and executive levels,” he said. Ahmed has served as the board chairman of CAIR since 2005.