Press Releases

CAIR-HOUSTON WELCOMES Firing of Texas Assistant Attorney general over racists tweets

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HOUSTON, TX, 9/4/2020) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) today welcomed the firing of assistant Texas Attorney General and former Republican candidate for District 35 U.S House, Nick Moutos, over dozens of racists, Islamophobic, anti-Black, and transphobic tweets on social media.  Continue reading   

CAIR-HOUSTON WELCOMES ARREST IN RACIST ‘YOU MEXICANS’ INCIDENT TARGETING ECUADORAN COUPLE

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(HOUSTON, TX, 5/27/2020) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the arrest of a woman targeting a Latino couple in Houston.  Arturo Cordovez and his wife, Dr. Lia Franco, who are natives of Ecuador, were visiting Houston from New Orleans were reportedly confronted by a woman walking toward them with a hammer. The couple asked the woman what she wanted, and the alleged perpetrator began yelling “You Mexicans, get out of my F**ing country. Go back to your F**ing country.’” Continue reading   

CAIR-Houston Condemns Racist Rant Targeting Owner of Asian Restaurant

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(HOUSTON, TX, 4/9/2020) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a racist rant targeting Vietnamese restaurant owner in Houston, Texas. Continue reading   

CAIR-Houston Seeks Hate Crimes Charges for Attack Targeting Asian Family

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(Houston, TX 3/31/2020) –  The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today seeks hate crime charges for an attack targeting Asian-American family in Midland, Texas. Continue reading   
ACTION ALERT: CAIR-HOUSTON BACKS LEGISLATION TO STOP PRESIDENT TRUMP’S MARCH TO WAR ON IRAN
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(Houston, Texas, 1/6/20) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Houston Chapter, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed strong support for congressional efforts to bar the Trump Administration from taking further steps toward an illegal and unnecessary war on Iran. Continue reading