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CAIR and CAIR-Houston Condemn NBA for Bowing to Chinese Pressure after Rockets Manager Backs Democracy in Hong Kong

Muslim civil rights group call for closure of training center in Chinese region state where 1 million Uyghur Muslims imprisoned (HOUSTON, TX – 10/7/2019) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its Houston chapter today condemned the National Basketball Association (NBA) for silencing Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey over … Continue reading

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Group Request to Decline Invitation to Community Summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Citing Human Rights Abuses

(Houston, TX, 9/20/19)– The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Houston Chapter, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announced today local organizations (see list of signatories below) sent a letter to government elected officials listed below. The letter addressed to officials featured below requested that they do not participate … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston 18th Annual Gala

Join CAIR-Houston’s Board of Directors, team, and over 500 Houstonian ambassadors, heroes, influencers, and community leaders on Sunday, 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟖𝐭𝐡 at the Hyatt Regency located in the heart of #Houston. On this day, we will be honoring Houstonian activists who have made significant contributions to advancing civil rights ⚖️ and … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston urges Muslim communities to step up security measures during upcoming Eid ul-Adha activities

(Houston, T.X., 8/9/19) – Because of recent incidents of violence targeting public spaces, the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston)–the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization– is urging Muslim communities around the country to step up security during activities marking the end of the yearly pilgrimage to … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston To Join Community Members At Protest On Kashmir Crisis Outside Indian Consulate In Houston, Texas

(HOUSTON, TX, 8/8/2019) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will speak at a protest on the current crisis in Kashmir in front of the Indian embassy in Houston, Texas.The protest is in response to the revoking of Article 370 … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Calling for Firing of Mounted Officers Leading African-American Man by Rope

(HOUSTON, TX, 8/7/2019) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today is urging the Galveston’s Police Department to fire the two horse mounted officers that led a handcuffed African-American suspect by a rope through the streets. Photos of the … Continue reading

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Hajj Travel Tips

As some of our brothers and sisters embark on the blessed journey of Hajj this year, we at CAIR-Houston pray for their successful pilgrimage. Below are just a few travel tips to be aware of.

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Good News Alert: Federal Judge Advances CAIR’s Challenge to Latest Version of Texas Anti-BDS Law

(HOUSTON, TX, 7/23/2019) –  The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), today welcomed a federal court’s decision allowing CAIR’s First Amendment lawsuit against the Texas anti-BDS law to move forward. [NOTE: BDS refers to Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions in support of Palestinian human rights.] READ:The Judge’s July 23, 2019 Motion … Continue reading

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Our One Year Relocation Anniversary!

CAIR TEXAS-Houston is celebrating its One Year Relocation Anniversary🎉📍 this month. In the spirit of celebrating this milestone, we invite our #Houstoncommunity to join us for what we’ve got planned! 🎉 🔹ᴊᴜʟʏ 𝟹𝟶ᴛʜWelcoming our NEW Executive Director (6-8 pm)✔️ rsvp www.tinyurl.com/welcomela–🔹ᴀᴜɢᴜsᴛ 𝟷sᴛIslamic Estate Planning Workshop (12-1 pm)✔️ rsvp www.tinyurl.com/islamicestateplanning Immigration Workshop (4-5 pm) ✔️ rsvp https://tinyurl.com/cairimmigration Open Office Hours (10 – … Continue reading

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Know Your Rights: What To Do If ICE Comes To Your Door

CAIR TEXAS-Houston is advising community members, particularly those who may be targeted in the Trump administration’s threatened Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and U.S. citizens who may be in a position to protect their brothers and sisters, to#knowtheirrights. “You have the right to not open the door,” said CAIR TEXAS-Houston, Executive … Continue reading

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