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SCOTUS ‘Muslim Ban’ Decision Ignores Anti-Muslim Bigotry

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 6/26/17) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing a limited version of the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” executive orders to take effect ignores the Islamophobic origins of the policy and emboldens Islamophobes in the Trump administration. … Continue reading

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CAIR Welcomes President Obama’s Nomination of First Muslim to Be Federal Judge

(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

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Funeral Prayers to Be Held for Slain NY Imam and Associate

(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

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CAIR Condemns Killing of French Priest

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/26/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a deadly hostage-taking at a Catholic church in France, in which one priest was killed and another person was injured. The attack was reportedly committed in the name of … Continue reading

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CAIR Urges GOP to Disinvite Dutch Islam-Hater Geert Wilders from Cleveland Convention

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/18/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Republic Party to disinvite notorious Dutch Islamophobe Geert Wilders from its national convention in Cleveland. Wilders noted last night on Twitter that he had arrived to attend the … Continue reading

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CAIR Condemns Terror Attack in France, Newt Gingrich’s Call to ‘Test’ and Deport American Muslims

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/15/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the terror attack in France that killed at least 80 people, and also condemned a suggestion by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich who responded to the attack by calling … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Joins Community Leaders in Offering a Prayer Vigil for the Families of the Recent Victims of Violence and for Unity and Peace

 (HOUSTON, Texas, 7/12/16) – Today the Houston Texas office of the Council on American Islamic Relations will join interfaith and community leaders in a prayer vigil at the First Shiloh Baptist Church, 4420 Lyons Avenue, Houston, Texas 77020 at 7:00pm to offer prayers for those who lost love ones in … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Welcomes Firing of City Council Staffer Who Tried to Block Muslim from GOP Post

The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR- Houston) on June 16, 2016 welcomed a decision by City Council Member Mike Knox to terminate a member of his staff who tried to block a Muslim from a Republican Party post because of the staffer’s hostility to Islam. At … Continue reading

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CAIR ‘Confronting Fear’ Report Reveals Funding of Islamophobic Groups in America

According to a report released today by the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley, 33 Islamophobic groups had access to at least $205 million in total revenue between 2008-2013. The report, titled “Confronting Fear,” also presents a four-point strategy designed to achieve a shared … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston, Muslim and Interfaith Leaders Call for Stepped-Up Security at Mosques

On Monday, July 4, the Houston chapter the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) held a news conference to urge greater Houston Muslim community leaders to consider instituting additional security measures in the wake of a number of hate incidents across the country within the last week targeting Muslims and Islamic houses … Continue reading

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