- National board treasurer of the American Muslim Council
- Anti-war activist
M. Ali Khan has been the national director of the American Muslim Council (AMC) since 2003. He has been a harsh critic of President Bush’s decision to go to war with Iraq. Khan and an AMC contingent joined the International ANSWER coalition’s January 18, 2003 protests that marked the 12th anniversary of the Persian Gulf War, or what AMC referred to as the “war against the people of Iraq.” On another occasion that same month, Khan led a caravan of Indiana and Chicago activists to an anti-war demonstration in Washington, DC.
Another issue of high priority for Khan is that of racial profiling. Khan retained Hamas attorney Stanley Cohen to represent him in a profiling-related lawsuit against Northwest airlines.