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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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ALERT: Support Linda Sarsour on Diane Rehm show at 10 am CST

Alert: Call in at 10 am CST to Support Linda Sarsour in Debate with Islamophobe Hirsi Ali on NPR: http://thedianerehmshow.org/audio/live There will be a call-in portion of the program. CALL: 1-800-433-8850 Call-in-hours: TODAY: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. (CST) EMAIL: drshow@wamu.org COPY: info@cair.com TWITTER: @drshow Linda Sarsour is the keynote speaker … 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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Muslims show pride and dignity in face of TMCD protests

They protesters were loud and hateful. There was suspicion and bigotry from State Rep. Molly White. But they didn’t dissipate the dignity and sense of purpose of the Muslims assembled in Austin on January 29 for Texas Muslim Capitol Day. Read some of the press coverage below. Religious protesters disrupt … Continue reading

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From the bus to the capitol: a glimpse into Capitol Day 2013

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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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Texas Muslim Capitol Day to be held January 29

Texas Muslim Capitol Day is a day-long event at the State Capitol in Austin. It will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 and is scheduled to begin at 8 am and finish at about 4 pm. People from all over Texas will attend, both Muslim and non-Muslim. We will provide buses … 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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