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Islamic center calls to boycott violent video games and toy weapons

 

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CAIR-Houston staff meet with Harris County Sheriff

CAIR-Houston staff met on July 15 with Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman regarding our concerns over comments he made regarding the size of the Muslim community in Houston Harris County. Sheriff Hickman explained that his comments were intended to express his concern “for” the community and not “about” the community. He … 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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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 announces opening for Communications Coordinator position

CAIR Houston is accepting applications for a Communications Coordinator position. For information about applying, please email Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll. Job Title: Communications Coordinator Full-Time Equivalent (or Part-Time) regular salaried position Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: •    Ensuring all communications adheres to CAIR-TX’s core mission and … Continue reading

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CAIR Houston reminds community of rights if contacted by the FBI

CAIR-TX, Houston reminds community members of your legal rights if visited by the FBI at your home or workplace. * Understand that providing information to the FBI or any law enforcement agency is strictly voluntary.  You are not obligated under the law to answer any of law enforcement’s questions, other … Continue reading

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CAIR remembers Memorial Day

Today is a day to honor the service of those men and women who have sacrificed to strive for greatness on behalf of our nation. We also remind our fellow citizens that among those who serve are American Muslims who feel pride in serving this highest honor, a few of … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: Call Texas Lawmakers TODAY to Reject Anti-Muslim bill

Action Alert: Oppose SB 531
, Unnecessary “Anti-­Sharia” Legislation SB 531 by Sen. Donna Campbell is expected to come to the Senate floor on Thursday, May 21.  This bill purports to provide narrow protections in the Family Code— but in fact, these bills are part of the “American Law for American … Continue reading

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