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CAIR Releases New Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Brief Before Congressional Hearing

 (WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/9/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today released an updated briefing paper on the issue of “Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE) in advance of a hearing next week by the House Homeland Security Committee, which is considering legislation to provide $40 million taxpayer dollars over four years … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston condemns attack on anti-Islam event in Texas

(HOUSTON, TEXAS – 5/5/15) – The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, condemns the attack Sunday on an anti-Islam event in Garland, Texas. In a statement, CAIR-Houston said: We condemn Sunday’s attack at an anti-Islam event in Garland, … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Seeks Disciplinary Action for Teacher Who Promoted Anti-Muslim Hate in Class

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 4/7/15) – The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) today called on officials at Foster High School in Richmond, Texas, to take appropriate disciplinary action against a teacher who allegedly passed out virulently anti-Muslim materials in class. CAIR-Houston said the material seems to have been … Continue reading

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CAIR Seeks Motive in Shooting Deaths of 3 North Carolina Muslims

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/11/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on law enforcement authorities to address speculation about a possible bias motive for the killing of three young Muslims who were shot in the head yesterday in Chapel Hill, … Continue reading

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U.S. Government Pledges to Work with CAIR, MAS on UAE Designation

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/22/14) –- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said today that its representatives met with U.S. government officials about a recent move by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to add CAIR and the Muslim American Society (MAS) to its list of “terrorist” groups. In a joint statement, CAIR … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Welcomes Resignation of Anti-Muslim Teacher

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 12/4/14) – The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed the resignation of Angela Box, a third-grade teacher who made anti-Muslim remarks on a public access television show. SEE: Teacher Accused of Anti-Muslim Remarks to Resign, Get 3 Months’ Pay Box’s resignation was announced … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston to Attend School Board Meeting on Anti-Muslim Teacher

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 12/3/14) — On Thursday, December 4, representatives of the Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) will be available for media interviews prior to a Houston Independent School District board meeting on the possible resignation of anti-Muslim teacher Angela Box. (TIME/LOCATION: 8 a.m., Board Auditorium, Hattie … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Calls for Probe of Anti-Muslim Teacher’s Impact on Students

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 11/18/14) – The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on the Houston Independent School District to launch an independent investigation of whether an elementary school teacher’s private anti-Muslim views are negatively impacting her students. In a letter sent today to Superintendent Terry Grier, … Continue reading

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Caller Threatens Houston Office of National Muslim Group

Civil rights organization asks local, federal law enforcement authorities to investigate (HOUSTON, TEXAS, 11/18/14) – The Houston office of the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on local and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a phone threat received by that civil rights and advocacy organization. The obscenity-laced … Continue reading

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CAIR Exit Poll Shows High Turnout for Muslim Voters in Midterm Elections

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/5/14) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of a midterm election exit poll in states with high concentrations of American Muslim voters that shows an up to 76 percent turnout (Virginia) of those voters … Continue reading

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