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BREAKING NEWS: CAIR Wins Landmark First Amendment Victory Striking Down Texas Anti-BDS Law

(Houston, TX, 4/25/19) (HOUSTON, TX, 4/25/2019) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today welcomed this afternoon’s landmark victory in CAIR’s First Amendment lawsuit on behalf of Bahia Amawi, the Texas speech language pathologist who lost her job because she refused to sign … Continue reading

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CAIR Condemns Attacks on Christian Worshippers and Others in Sri Lanka as ‘Outrageous, Despicable’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/21/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a series of attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that reportedly left more than 200 dead and more than 450 injured. In a statement, CAIR National Executive … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Congress to Repeal the Muslim Ban

CAIR TEXAS-Houston has joined 126 other groups in an open letter calling on the @TheDemocrats @GOP @LPNational @GreenPartyUS to adopt #2020 platforms that repeal the #MuslimBan, reverse historic-low cap on refugees. See letter: www.tinyurl.com/2020PlatformLetter #Repealtheban

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July 2017 News: Unite and Glean Lessons

Our July 2017 newsletter is out.  It includes this message from our Executive Director, Mustafaa Carroll, about gleaning lessons from the past. 2017 began with President Trump’s second executive order on immigration banning people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The ban was revised once and then the … 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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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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