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RegisterMeFirst and More

RegisterMeFirst, Capitol Day, Fighting the Muslim Ban and More #RegisterMeFirst    CAIR has launched a “Register Me First” website designed to challenge President Trump’s Islamophobic policies, including the ongoing “Muslim ban” and a proposed “Muslim registry.” Registermefirst.com provides an opportunity for anyone who wants to oppose the Muslim Ban, any … Continue reading

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Texas Muslim Capitol Day slated for January 31, 2017

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

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Interested in being part of CAIR-Houston’s We CAIR initiative?

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

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CAIR-Houston holds post-election press conference with local coalition

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

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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

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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-Houston Joins Town Hall Meeting on Race Relations, Violence and Prevention

The American Latino Center for the Research, Education and Justice (ALCREJ) invited CAIR-Houston to partner with them and other social justice organizations in their efforts to bring peace and justice to the Houston-area community. On July 11 our Executive Director, Mustafaa Carroll, participated in the coalition’s first town hall meeting on race … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Joins Community to Speak Against Violence

CAIR-Houston Joins Community to Speak Against Violence The last couple of months have challenged Americans’ sense of security and peace as tragic incidents have occurred throughout the country. Violent attacks have threatened to divide us when we should be united. The faith community serves a crucial role in leading us … 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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