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Video: CAIR-DFW Responds to Church Fliers Attacking Judaism, Islam

Video: CAIR-DFW Responds to Church Fliers Attacking Judaism, Islam

People there are already concerned about attacks on their faith, according to John Janney, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter.

“I think that’s a legitimate concern and messages like these don’t help the situation,” Janney said.

Video: CAIR-DFW Featured in Local News, FBI questions students after teen’s arrest

Video: CAIR-DFW Featured in Local News, FBI questions students after teen’s arrest

“It started out with two parents actually,” said John Janney, who is the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Those parents contacted CAIR and representatives started to document the cases. Civil rights attorney Huma Yasin has talked with several of the students who say they were escorted into an office by an officer and led to a room with one or two agents present.

CAIR-DFW Hosts Ramadan 2018 Interfaith Iftar

CAIR-DFW Hosts Ramadan 2018 Interfaith Iftar

Over 150 guests from different walks of life and faiths attended the CAIR-DFW Iftar in East Plano on Friday, May 25. Emcee Marwa Elibially, an attorney and board member, started the program by inviting Hafizh Sajjad Gul to recite verses from Qur’an about Ramadan.

Students and Parents Pack the Room at CAIR-DFW Emergency Know Your Rights Workshop

Students and Parents Pack the Room at CAIR-DFW Emergency Know Your Rights Workshop

On Saturday, June 2, 2018, more than 100 students and parents packed a classroom at the Islamic Association of Collin County to listen to attorneys and CAIR-DFW representatives provide information on constitutional protections and legal rights when confronted with law enforcement at school. The material was tailored to high school students and parents in response to confirmed reports of FBI agents having school children pulled from class to be interviewed without parental consent, parental notification or legal representation.

CAIR-DFW Applauds Texas School’s Inclusion of Muslim Holiday

CAIR-DFW Applauds Texas School’s Inclusion of Muslim Holiday

‘Happy Ramadan’ posters allowed in school after meeting with administrators

(DALLAS, TEXAS, 5/30/2018) – The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today applauded Ashworth Elementary School in Arlington, Texas, for its decision to allow posters recognizing Ramadan after at first denying requests from Muslim parents for the same inclusion the school affords to other faith groups.

CAIR-DFW Calls for DOJ/SBOE Probe of FBI Interviews Targeting Muslim Students at Plano School

CAIR-DFW Calls for DOJ/SBOE Probe of FBI Interviews Targeting Muslim Students at Plano School

Civil rights group urges parents to speak with children about their constitutional rights when approached by law enforcement

(DALLAS, TEXAS, 5/25/2018) – The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today called on the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) to investigate reports that FBI agents are interviewing Muslim students at a local high school without benefit of legal counsel or parental notification.