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Free Imam Jamil Al-Amin: 23 Years in Prison for a Crime He Did Not Commit

Free Imam Jamil Al-Amin: 23 Years in Prison for a Crime He Did Not Commit

 

 

Imam Jamil Al-Amin formerly known as H. Rap Brown is a civil rights leader and humanitarian. He was convicted for a murder that he did not commit in 2002. Since then he has been languishing in jail for nearly 20 years, much of that time in solitary confinement. Despite another man confessing to the crime, Imam Jamil continues to be locked away.

Read: Retrial for Imam Jamil Al-Amin Possible

Recently, Imam Jamil was afforded another opportunity to prove his innocence and salvage his name with a re-trial. A new trial where the man who confessed to the crime can testify. CAIR-Texas DFW is calling on people of all faiths and conscience to sign onto this petition to demand a re-trial for Imam Jamil. The goal is to put pressure on District Attorney Paul Howard and the Fulton County Conviction Integrity Unit to give Imam Jamil a re-trial.

Click Here to Sign the Petition with Change.org

How to Apply for Unemployment in Texas: Overcoming Coronovirus Legal Series

How to Apply for Unemployment in Texas: Overcoming Coronovirus Legal Series

 
Watch this short 5-minute video on how to apply for unemployment benefits if you lose your job in Texas.
 
Texas Workforce Commission: https://twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/applying-unemployment-benefits
 
1. Apply right away:
2. Google "apply for unemployment 'your state name)" or call 800-939-6631 for Texas.
- Create a login and password and give them requested information.
3. Information that you need to provide:
  • Your last employer’s business name, address and phone number
  • First and last dates (month, day and year) you worked for your last employer. If you worked for your last employer on more than one occasion, provide the most recent employment dates.
  • Number of hours worked and pay rate if you worked the week you apply for benefits (Sunday through Saturday)
  • Information about the normal wage for the job you are seeking
  • Alien Registration number (if not a U.S. citizen)
4. In Texas you can get a maximum of $465 per week for 26 weeks. The fund s can either be given to you through direct deposit or a debit card.
CAIR-DFW Calls on Texas GOP to Repudiate Cong. Candidate’s Remarks Suggesting U.S. Be Sprayed with ‘Pig’s Blood’ to Keep Muslims Out

CAIR-DFW Calls on Texas GOP to Repudiate Cong. Candidate’s Remarks Suggesting U.S. Be Sprayed with ‘Pig’s Blood’ to Keep Muslims Out

(DALLAS FORT-WORTH, TEXAS, 3/4/20) – The Dallas Fort-Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today called on the Texas Republican Party to reject Alma Arredondo-Lynch’s remarks for suggesting that spraying the nation with pigs’ blood would keep Muslims out of the United States.

[NOTE: Alma Arredondo-Lynch lost in the Republican primary on March 3.]

Alma Arredondo-Lynch was running for election to the U.S. House to represent Texas’ 23rd Congressional District.

Video: Texas Congressional Candidate Suggests Spraying U.S. with Pigs’ Blood to Keep Muslims Out

Candidata y dentista de Texas realiza expresiones de odio contra musulmanes

https://www.univision.com/local/san-antonio-kwex/edicion-digital-san-antonio/candidata-genera-controversia-tras-expresar-comentarios-discriminatorios-video

Video: Meet Dr. Alma Arredondo-Lynch Dist. 23 Candidate

In a statement, CAIR-DFW Executive Director Faizan Syed said:

“The Texas Republican Party Leaders must reject these unconscionable Islamophobic and bigoted remarks. This disturbing language has no place in the party. It’s disturbing that the audience responded to these hate-filled remarks with laughter. The Texas GOP should aspire to be a big-tent party in favor of religious diversity and inclusion.”

Washington-based CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

Video: CAIR Responds to Threats Targeting Proposed Maryland Mosque

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Executive Director Faizan Syed, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 469-290-2909; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Muslim Activists Say It’s Time to Join Black Lives Matter Calls to Reform Law Enforcement

Muslim Activists Say It’s Time to Join Black Lives Matter Calls to Reform Law Enforcement

Since January, the Council on American Islamic Relations’ Dallas-Fort Worth chapter (CAIR-DFW) has received more than two dozen calls from community members who say that the FBI attempted to question or interview them during an unannounced home visit. Those reports are likely an undercount, according to Syed. Most people who contact CAIR do so after they’ve agreed to let a law enforcement agent into their house, or talked to them voluntarily without an attorney present. In one recent case, Syed says, a client was approached at the parking lot of his workplace by an FBI agent, which employs several Muslims, and told that if he informed law enforcement of any suspicious activity, they could help speed up his wife’s green card application.

Read Full Article: https://www.texasobserver.org/muslim-activists-black-lives-matter-plano/

Report Shows Nearly Half Of Muslim Students In DFW Say They've Experienced Bullying

Report Shows Nearly Half Of Muslim Students In DFW Say They've Experienced Bullying

Report Shows Nearly Half Of Muslim Students In DFW Say They've Experienced Bullying

A report from the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Dallas Fort-Worth (CAIR) showed 48% of Muslim students surveyed — ranging in age from 11-18 — said they've experienced bullying either online or in person.

Faizan Syed, CAIR-DFW’s executive director, said the report is the first step in tackling the issue.

“American Muslim students, like all students, should be given the opportunity to thrive in their learning environment,” he said in a statement. "Bullying undermines that environment and the feeling of inclusion.”

Read Full Article: https://www.keranews.org/post/report-shows-nearly-half-muslim-students-dfw-say-theyve-experienced-bullying?fbclid=IwAR0XfatamZyjWONyoGJXVLJgDtcZHKuCVWzlGoWPvWbjHfxD2hATm2HoZ1E

WE'RE HIRING PART-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

WE'RE HIRING PART-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

OVERVIEW:

Title: Administrative Assistant
Schedule Type: Full-Time
Areas of Focus: Scheduling, communications, bookkeeping, general office management
Location: Dallas, TX
The Position/Role: CAIR-Texas DFW is looking for a passionate and detail oriented individual to fill the newly created Administrative Assistant position. Join one of the most dynamic teams serving the American Muslim community.
Time Commitment: Part-time

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Handle day to day communications and scheduling for the Executive Director and other managerial employees
  • Answers and routes calls, takes messages, sorts and delivers mail, responds to or routes e-mail inquiries, and greets office visitors
  • Proofreads reports and written documentation
  • Process payments and donations, maintain CRM database, and general data entry
  • Maintain paper and electronic filing system
  • Handle basic bookkeeping responsibilities
  • Order office supplies as well as track and maintain inventory
  • Setup office equipment such as phones, copier, and projectors
  • Produce reports for internal team meetings
  • Make travel and lodging arrangements for team members
  • Other duties as assigned

All CAIR staff are required to assist in general duties such as answering phones, weekly outreach, fundraising, and other office tasks.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Highly motivated, self-initiating and energetic
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite, Constant Contact, and Word Press
  • Minimum of two years relevant work experience
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects with limited time
  • Excellent oral and written communication to interface with media professionals, community leaders, volunteers, donors, and staff in a professional and effective manner
  • Experience with and proficiency in public speaking before diverse audiences
  • Access to a working vehicle and the ability to drive throughout Dallas Fort-Worth for events and outreach in an on-demand capacity
  • A strong commitment to civil rights and CAIR’s mission

This position reports to the Executive Director and Operations Director.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with the American Muslim community
  • Experience working with non-profit organizations
  • Conversational proficiency in Arabic, Farsi or Urdu

COMPENSATION:

  • Compensation commensurate with skills and experience

TO APPLY:

Please send (1) a cover letter discussing your interest in the position, (2) your resume, and (3) the names and contact information of two references, to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line “Administrative Assistant”.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

CAIR-TX DFW is an equal opportunity employer.