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Leveraging the Past for a Better Future

CAIR-Houston would like to invite you to attend the showing of Equal Justice Initiative’s documentary, Death in Dixie; followed by a panel discussion. The theme is Leveraging the Past for a Better Future. All communities are welcomed to this celebration so that we can learn from each other to build … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Welcomes Lubabah Abdullah, Esq. as New Executive Director

(Houston, TX., 6/20/2019) – The Houston Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today welcomes Lubabah Abdullah, Esq. as its new executive director. Prior to joining CAIR-Houston, Lubabah was an attorney in St. Louis, MO. practicing in the areas of … Continue reading

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CAIR Houston Says Thank You

We would like to take a moment to thank all of our community members who joined CAIR Houston’s 2019 Ramadan Iftar! Together, we were reminded by the words of the Honorable Rabeea Collier that our “rights and freedoms are the basis of what provides us all peace in this country but we … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Director Interviewed About Terror Threat Targeting Baitus Samee Mosque

June 14, 2019

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CAIR-Houston Urges Increased Security for Religious Institutions Following ‘Fascist’ Terror Threat Targeting Baitus Samee Mosque

Muslim civil rights group asks FBI to probe threat by person praising ‘hero’ who killed dozens at New Zealand mosque and writing ‘see you in gates of valhalla’ (HOUSTON, TEXAS, 6/14/2019 – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR Houston) today called for stepped-up security at religious institutions … Continue reading

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CAIR Muslim Community Safety Kit

Dear imam, activist, community leader, brother or sister: As-salaamu alaykum. Peace be upon you, This Muslim Community Safety Kit was developed to better equip you and your community with the knowledge necessary to protect against anti-Muslim bigotry or attacks, and to secure your basic legal rights. In times of difficulty … Continue reading

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If Faced With Discrimination on the Job

If you believe you are facing discrimination at work: Remain calm and polite. Inform the offending party that you believe his/her actions are discriminatory. Report the discriminatory action in writing to company management. Begin documenting the discrimination by saving memos, keeping a detailed journal, noting the presence of witnesses and … Continue reading

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Your Rights as a Student

You have the right to wear religious clothing. You also have the right to wear clothing with a religious message, as long as other clothes with similar messages are allowed. You have the right to inform others about your religion. You have the right to pass out literature or to … Continue reading

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Your Rights as an Airline Passenger

As an airline passenger, you are entitled to courteous, respectful and non-stigmatizing treatment by airline and security personnel. It is illegal for law enforcement officials to perform any stops, searches, detentions, or removals based solely on your race, religion, national origin, sex, or ethnicity. If you believe you have been … Continue reading

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Your Rights as an Employee

Federal law makes it illegal for an employer to discriminate against an employee on the basis of religion, race or national origin. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act guarantees your right to: Reasonable religious accommodation. The failure of an employer to reasonably accommodate your religious practices may constitute … Continue reading

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