What? Texas Muslim Capitol Day is an opportunity for community members of all ages and faiths to visit the Texas State Capitol in Austin, meet with their elected officials and learn about the political process and civic advocacy. CAIR-Houston will provide transportation to Austin and lunch is included. General tickets … Continue reading
Small organizations such as CAIR-Houston rely on volunteers. CAIR simply cannot serve the community as fully as our mission demands without people motivated solely by their hearts to work with us. Since Election Day, our office has been swamped with volunteer offers, some from as far away as California and Indiana. We are … Continue reading
On November 10, the day after the national election, CAIR-Houston participated in a press conference with members of the Greater Houston Coalition for Justice, demanding that President-elect Donald Trump apologize “to the nation for all offensive statements made about women and our diverse community.” CAIR Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll also called on the … Continue reading
On November 6, CAIR Houston held its 15th annual banquet. We saw record attendance and had great presentations by Dean Obeidallah and Corey Saylor, CAIR’s national Director of the Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia. Here is a clip of opening remarks and Saylor’s speech.
CAIR Says FBI Report of Sharp Jump in Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Should Push Nation’s Leaders to Reject Islamophobia
WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/14/16 – The Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said that newly-released FBI hate crime statistics showing a 67 percent jump in anti-Muslim incidents in 2015 should push the nation’s leaders to repudiate growing Islamophobia. SEE: Hate Crimes Against Muslims Up … Continue reading
The keynote speaker at our annual banquet on November 6 is Dean Obeidallah. Famous as an award-winning comedian, he is also a political commentator seen frequently on cable TV. See him on CNN talking about CAIR’s Islamophobin chewing gum. The banquet will be on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 4 … Continue reading
CAIR Houston has created a guide for voters this election cycle. It contains detailed information about Texas candidates. Vote smart! Click on the flag to access the guide and read it before you head to the election booth.
CAIR has launched #CAIRChallenge – a voter registration initiative in which participants pledge to register five people to vote. To assist Muslims in registering to vote, CAIR is encouraging individuals to make use of CAIR’s “Rock the Vote” online voter registration tool: CAIR is also asking Muslim voters to share photographs … Continue reading
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/6/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed President Obama’s nomination of Abid Riaz Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. SEE: President Obama Nominates Abid Riaz Qureshi to Serve … Continue reading
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/15/16) – Later today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join a community news conference prior to funeral prayers for a New York imam (religious leader) and his associate shot and killed on Saturday. [MEDIA NOTE: Monday’s news … Continue reading