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CAIR-HOUSTON to Hold News Conference Reacting to U.S. Supreme Court ‘Muslim Ban’ Ruling and Later Rally/Protest

MEDIA ADVISORY CAIR-HOUSTON to Hold News Conference Reacting to U.S. Supreme Court ‘Muslim Ban’ Ruling and Later Rally/Protest (HOUSTON, TX, 6/10/18) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), said today that it will hold a news conference to offer reaction to the anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision on the … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Encourages Community to Attend Funeral Services for Pakistani Exchange Student Slain in School Shooting

Media Advisory   CAIR-Houston Encourages Community to Attend Funeral Services for Pakistani Exchange Student Slain in School Shooting   (HOUSTON, TEXAS, 5/20/18) — The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) is urging community members to attend funeral services today for Sabika Sheikh, an exchange student from Pakistan who … Continue reading

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CAIR Welcomes Decision by Texas Agency to Drop Anti-Muslim Police Trainer

CAIR-Houston Welcomes Decision by Texas Agency to Drop Anti-Muslim Police Trainer ————— (HOUSTON, TX  5/17/18) – Today the Houston Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations welcomes the decision by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement to cancel anti-Muslim ‘training’ with conspiracy theorist John Guandolo.  Earlier this month CAIR requested the … Continue reading

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CAIR Condemns Package Bombing of Beaumont Church

CAIR Condemns Bombing of Texas Church (HOUSTON, TEXAS, 5/11/18) — The Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) today condemned the package-bombing of Beaumont Episcopal Church. A package left on the steps of the church exploded between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, breaking several windows and without injuring anyone. “We are very … Continue reading

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CAIR To Release 2018 Civil Rights Report

MEDIA ADVISORY CAIR to Release Report Showing ‘Concrete Evidence’ That Trump’s Muslim Ban Resulted in Islamophobic Discrimination, Violence (WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/17/2018) – On Monday, April 23, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will release a one-of-its-kind report showing “concrete evidence” that the … Continue reading

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CAIR Report Shows 2017 on Track to Becoming One of Worst Years Ever for Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes

CAIR Report Shows 2017 on Track to Becoming One of Worst Years Ever for Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes (HOUSTON, TEXAS, 7/19/17) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, has released an update on anti-Muslim incidents in the second quarter of 2017. CAIR’s quarterly report … Continue reading

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SCOTUS ‘Muslim Ban’ Decision Ignores Anti-Muslim Bigotry

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 6/26/17) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing a limited version of the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” executive orders to take effect ignores the Islamophobic origins of the policy and emboldens Islamophobes in the Trump administration. … 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 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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