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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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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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