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ACTION ALERT: CAIR-Houston Backs Legislation to Stop President Trump’s March to War on Iran

(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. On Jan. 3, the Trump administration … Continue reading

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Register to Vote!

Check your voter registration and stay up to date on the upcoming Gubernatorial election in 2022. CAIR Houston is committed to seeing that all eligible Muslims are registered to vote and are active voters in their state and county. Check your voter registration by visiting www.votetexas.gov. Stay in the know … Continue reading

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Sample Letter to School Principals for afternoon and Friday Prayer Accommodations

Parents are encouraged to use the following draft letter to school principals as a request for accommodations for students to pray the Dhuhr prayer and take off for Friday Jumu’ah Prayer. Please add the necessary information that pertains to your child’s school and accommodation request by copying the text into … Continue reading

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CAIR Houston calls for vigilance after four Muslim men were targeted in Albuquerque killings

(Houston, TX 8/8/2022) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today responded to the murder of another Albuquerque Muslim by a serial shooter who has allegedly been targeting Muslims for nine months by calling … Continue reading

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CAIR- Texas Houston Welcomes Harris County Eid Resolution

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CAIR-Houston Joins Free Dr. Aafia Movement To Condemn Hostage Taking at Texas Synagogue, Family Attorney says Brother of Aafia Siddiqui is Not the Perpetrator

(Houston, TX, 1/15/2022) – Today, the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) condemned the hostage-taking incident at the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas.  SEE: SWAT team involved in hostage situation at synagogue near Dallas-Fort Worth  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/swat-team-involved-incident-synagogue-colleyville-texas-rcna12376 In a statement, CAIR-Houston Board Chair John Floyd, long-time legal counsel for the … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Urges Elected Officials, Media Not to Engage in Anti-Muslim Tropes or ‘Misuse’ Islamic Terms When Commenting on Afghanistan

(HOUSTON, TX, 8/17/2021) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (Houston Chapter) urges elected officials and media outlets not to engage in anti-Muslim tropes or misuse Islamic terms when commenting on the crisis in Afghanistan.   Recently, Taliban forces took Kabul and President Biden sent an additional 6,000 troops to assist in evacuating American personnel … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Urges Houston Muslims to Vote Tomorrow in the 2020 Primary Runoff on Election Day

(HOUSTON, TX, 7/13/2020) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Houston Chapter (CAIR-Houston)   is urging all eligible Muslim voters to participate in the primary runoff elections scheduled to take place tomorrow, July 14th. Voting by mail is strongly encouraged for those eligible. CAIR-Houston encourages individuals who plan on voting in person to abide by the … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston to Join Peaceful Protest Supporting Immigrants in ICE Detention Centers

Muslim civil rights group calls for release of detainees and investigation of abuse allegations (HOUSTON, TX, 6/20/2020) – Today, the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join a peaceful protest with FIEL for immigrants in ICE detention.  WHERE/WHEN: At 3 … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Joins Houston Justice in Call for Criminal Justice Reform

(HOUSTON, TX, 6/16/2020) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, announces support and partnership with Houston Justice in their police accountability efforts. CAIR-Houston demands the following immediate changes to the HPD:  Adopt a Uniform Body Camera Policy Maintain Transparent Tracking of Complaints Establish … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston Welcomes Arrest in Racist ‘You Mexicans’ Incident Targeting Ecuadoran Couple

(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 … Continue reading

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