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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.

Nearly Half of North Texas Muslim Students Are Bullied at School, Report Says

Nearly Half of North Texas Muslim Students Are Bullied at School, Report Says

CAIR TX DFW Bullying Report Page 01Every now and then, a student walks up to Yazan Naseef in the hallway at Plano East High School and tells him exactly what he thinks of him and his religion.

I know how you guys really are, the student says, before railing about how Muslims all want to kill non-Muslims, gay people and women.

It's only a small handful of students who do it, Naseef said, and it doesn't happen often. But when it does, Naseef, an 11th grader, said other students jump to his defense. Naseef tries to show that it doesn't bother him.

"The way you lose is letting them insult you and letting it hurt you," he said.

Naseef isn't alone. Nearly half of all Muslim students in North Texas between ages 11 and 18 have been bullied at school, according to a study by the DFW chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Many of those students said bullying came from teachers or school administrators.

Read Full Article: https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/nearly-half-of-north-texas-muslim-students-are-bullied-at-school-report-says-11880877

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 the North Texas 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.

North Texas Muslims in Limbo After Saudi Arabia Halts Travel Over Coronavirus

North Texas Muslims in Limbo After Saudi Arabia Halts Travel Over Coronavirus

getty lameca 12343Because of the public health emergency over coronavirus fears, Saudi Arabia has now banned foreign pilgrims from visiting Islam’s holiest shrines.

It’s left hundreds of Muslims in North Texans in travel turmoil, wondering what to do about their upcoming visits.

Athar Haq’s family trip to Mecca and Medina is two weeks away. He and his wife are planning to take their kids on their first pilgrimage.

“With this being my kids’ first trip, it really does concern us. It causes us some worry,” said Athar Haq, who lives in the Las Colinas area.

But now, all he can do is stay in touch with his travel agent.

“They’ve just said, right now things are looking positive. As of right now, we’re telling the kids we’re hoping to go, and we’re just praying and hoping we can make the pilgrimage,” Haq said.

Faizan Syed is the Executive Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in DFW.

Read Full Article: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/north-texas-muslims-in-limbo-after-saudi-arabia-halts-travel-over-coronavirus/2321547/