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The Syrian American Council and Council on American-Islamic Relations to Hold News Conference Denouncing Terror Group ISIS

SEE COVERAGE RESULTING FROM PRESS CONFERENCE: buy tramadol onlineFox 26 news coverage buy ativan onlineNews Fix coverage buy klonopin online without prescriptionNews 92FM coverage ambien online pharmacy(HOUSTON, TX 8/27/14) — On Thursday, August 28, the Syrian American Council’s Houston chapter and the Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations … Continue reading

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Nearly 100 Organizations Call for Federal Action to Prevent Discriminatory Profiling

For Immediate Release Contact: Scott Simpson, 202.466.2061, [email protected] August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON – In the wake of ongoing tragedies in Ferguson, Missouri, The Leadership Conference and Civil and Human Rights and a coalition of nearly 100 organizations have released the statement below calling for updated federal guidance and legislation to stop discriminatory law … Continue reading

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CAIR Reiterates Condemnation of ISIS Violence, Religious Extremism

  (WASHINGTON, DC, 8/11/2104) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today reiterated its condemnation of the “un-Islamic and morally repugnant” violence and religious extremism of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In a statement, CAIR said: “As we … Continue reading

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Media luncheon this week

This Wednesday, August 6, the CAIR-TX Communications Department will host a luncheon for Houston-area media professionals.  We will share with reporters, editors and bloggers the ways in which we think media covers Islam and Muslims well - and ways in which they don’t. Reporters from all media - print, broadcast … Continue reading

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Houston Chronicle: Middle East turmoil weighs heavy as local Muslims gather for Eid

Middle East turmoil weighs heavy as local Muslims gather for Eid Imam exhorts 15,000 area Muslims gathered to mark Eid: ‘Let us endure as they endure. Let us advocate for peace’ By Allan Turner July 28, 2014 | Updated: July 28, 2014 11:50pm Houston-area Muslims come together at NRG Park … Continue reading

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Candlelight vigil for victims of violence in Gaza to be held on 7/29

  Please join us at this vigil as we pray for peace in Gaza.

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Houston Chronicle runs CAIR-TX op-ed

Saturday letters: Language that hurts Copyright 2014: Houston Chronicle July 25, 2014 | Updated: July 25, 2014 10:26pm Language Regarding “League City bans undocumented children” (Page B2, July 9), while we are concerned about the humanitarian crisis prompted by thousands of unaccompanied illegal immigrant minors flooding into Texas, the Council … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Write your elected officials about violence in Gaza

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. Although our mission is focused on American civil rights … Continue reading

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American Muslim Websites Go Black to Call Attention to Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

(7/18/2014) — Today, five of the largest American-Muslim websites are simultaneously participating in an online blackout to raise awareness about the ongoing Israeli incursion in Gaza that has claimed more than 200 Palestinian lives-most of them civilian according to the United Nations-and one Israeli life. The websites have shut down … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Reminder of Your Legal Rights if Visited by the FBI

Recent events in Gaza may prompt increased visits by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)/Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and other law enforcement agencies.  CAIR-TX, Houston reminds community members of your legal rights if visited by the FBI/JTTF at their home or workplace. Understand that providing information to the FBI … Continue reading

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