Category Archives: Islamophobia

30 Days of Ramadan, Day 26: Stay Safe

Now that we’re nearing the end of Ramadan many of us have increased our efforts to attain some form of spiritual balance. We started off with the fasting, praying, and reading Quran – and added nightly Taraweeh prayers and maybe a program or a lecture here or there. We found … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 25: Remember Nabra

In 1999, I watched TV coverage of students fleeing from Columbine High School as a mass murder unfolded at the school. I thought what if that were my daughter? Two years later, the September 11 attacks occurred. We lived in northern New Jersey then, close enough to the World Trade Center … Continue reading

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30 Days of Ramadan, Day 3: Honoring the Memory of Brave Americans

On Memorial Day we honor those who gave their lives for us to live in a safer, better nation. They put us, people whom they never met, ahead of their own lives. I thank them for their service, their lives, their selflessness, their courage, and their belief in this country. … Continue reading

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CAIR reports alarming spike in anti-Muslim bias incidents

On May 9, the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) released a report detailing a more than 50 percent increase in anti-Muslim bias incidents in 2016 over the previous year. CAIR’s new report indicates that the spike in anti-Muslim incidents was accompanied by a 44 percent increase in anti-Muslim hate … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Oppose House Bill 45

CAIR-Texas calls on community to oppose House Bill 45, the latest so-called “anti-shariah” bill. CAIR-Texas is calling on members of the Muslim community and their interfaith partners to attend a public hearing on Tuesday, April 4, to show public opposition to House Bill 45, which we believe is designed to … 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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Your Rights as an Airline Passenger

Since we’ve recently seen an increase in air travel-related incidents involving Muslim passengers, we thought it worthwhile to remind Muslims of the guide which CAIR’s national office provides which details your legal rights as an airline passenger.  Here’s a summary: As an airline passenger, you are entitled to courteous, respectful … Continue reading

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CAIR Urges GOP to Disinvite Dutch Islam-Hater Geert Wilders from Cleveland Convention

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/18/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Republic Party to disinvite notorious Dutch Islamophobe Geert Wilders from its national convention in Cleveland. Wilders noted last night on Twitter that he had arrived to attend the … Continue reading

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