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CAIR Launches Website Exposing America’s “Islamophobia Network”

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 10/15/14) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today launched Islamophobia.org, the latest element in the Muslim civil rights organization’s work to monitor and challenge the growing anti-Muslim bigotry in American society. CAIR’s Islamophobia.org site presents detailed profiles of a number of individuals and institutions involved in the … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Groups, Individuals Asked to Endorse Open Letter Refuting ISIS’s Ideology

  (WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/30/14) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that Muslim groups and individuals worldwide may now endorse the open letter signed by more than 120 international scholars of Islam and Muslim leaders refuting the ideology of the terrorist group ISIS and urging its supporters to repent and … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Conference focuses on civic engagement in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of passage of the Voting Rights Act

(HOUSTON, TX 9/16/14) — A diverse group of community activists and civil rights organizations has joined forces to organize the 2014 Civil Rights Conference.  The conference, held in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act, will take place on Saturday, September 20, at the … Continue reading

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Houston premiere of “Neshoba: The Price of Freedom”

We are honored to invite you to the Houston premiere of the award-winning documentary “Neshoba: The Price of Freedom.” Director Micki Dickoff will be oh hand to discuss the history the film depicts and the current status of voting rights in this country. The premiere will be held on Friday, … Continue reading

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CAIR Condemns Killing of Journalist Steven Sotloff by ‘Anti-Islamic’ Terror Group ISIS

WASHINGTON, DC, 9/2/2014) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the reported murder of American journalist Steven Sotloff by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In a statement, CAIR said: “No words can describe the … Continue reading

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Representatives of Civil Rights Organizations and Activists to Host Event to Bring Awareness to the Plight of Palestinian Children

(HOUSTON, TX 8/28/14) – On Monday, September 1, 2014 at 10 a.m. a coalition of civil rights activists will unite to educate the community about the plight of children in occupied Palestine. Organizations to be represented include the Black Heritage Society, Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), … Continue reading

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The Syrian American Council and Council on American-Islamic Relations to Hold News Conference Denouncing Terror Group ISIS

SEE COVERAGE RESULTING FROM PRESS CONFERENCE: Fox 26 news coverage News Fix coverage News 92FM coverage (HOUSTON, TX 8/27/14) — On Thursday, August 28, the Syrian American Council’s Houston chapter and the Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations will hold an 11 a.m. news conference to denounce the … Continue reading

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Nearly 100 Organizations Call for Federal Action to Prevent Discriminatory Profiling

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott Simpson, 202.466.2061, simpson@civilrights.org August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON – In the wake of ongoing tragedies in Ferguson, Missouri, The Leadership Conference and Civil and Human Rights and a coalition of nearly 100 organizations have released the statement below calling for updated federal guidance and legislation to stop discriminatory law … Continue reading

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CAIR Reiterates Condemnation of ISIS Violence, Religious Extremism

  (WASHINGTON, DC, 8/11/2104) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today reiterated its condemnation of the “un-Islamic and morally repugnant” violence and religious extremism of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In a statement, CAIR said: “As we … Continue reading

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Media luncheon this week

This Wednesday, August 6, the CAIR-TX Communications Department will host a luncheon for Houston-area media professionals.  We will share with reporters, editors and bloggers the ways in which we think media covers Islam and Muslims well – and ways in which they don’t. Reporters from all media – print, broadcast … Continue reading

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