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From Manzanar to Muslim Ban

From Manzanar to Muslim Ban

By Ekram Haque

Our weekend “pilgrimage” to the Manzanar Japanese internment camp was heart-wrenching. Hearing from the former internees, I, and 30 other members of CAIR from around the country, were poignantly reminded of this shameful chapter in our country’s history when an American minority was incarcerated simply due to war hysteria and racism.

CAIR-Dallas to Hold News Conference in Response to Terror Attack on New Zealand Mosques

CAIR-Dallas to Hold News Conference in Response to Terror Attack on New Zealand Mosques

(DALLAS, TX, 3/15/19) – This morning, the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) will hold a news conference at the Dallas office to respond to the killings of more than 50 worshipers in terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during prayers on Friday.

CAIR-Dallas Denounces Trump’s Border Wall National Emergency as an Abuse of Executive Power

CAIR-Dallas Denounces Trump’s Border Wall National Emergency as an Abuse of Executive Power

(DALLAS, TEXAS, 2/15/19) — The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today condemned President Donald Trump’s border wall emergency declaration as racist and an abuse of executive power.

Nations Must Act Against Violent White Nationalism

Nations Must Act Against Violent White Nationalism

By Ekram Haque

 

The death toll from the Christchurch, NZ massacre has now risen to 51 with scores remaining in critical condition. The irony of the mosque massacre in a city named after Christ and perpetrated by a Christian is self-evident. Jesus told his disciples to “Love thy neighbor as yourself.” The terrorist who mowed down 51 Muslim worshipers hated his neighbors because they had a different skin color than he.

CAIR-DFW Calls on Texas GOP to Disinvite Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist John Guandolo

CAIR-DFW Calls on Texas GOP to Disinvite Anti-Muslim Conspiracy Theorist John Guandolo

(DALLAS, TX, 3/4/2019) – The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Denton County Republican Party to cancel a March 6 event featuring John Guandolo, a disgraced ex-FBI agent and anti-Muslim extremist who has peddled conspiracy theories about Islam and Muslims.

CAIR DFW attorney, Dontrey Tatum, attends the Community Police Oversight Board Townhall Meeting

CAIR DFW attorney, Dontrey Tatum, attends the Community Police Oversight Board Townhall Meeting

CAIR-DFW attorney Dontrey Tatum on Jan. 10 attended the Southeast (Districts 5, 7, 8) town hall meeting held by the Dallas Police Depart to support the Community Police Oversight Board. The purpose of the Community Police Oversight Board is to help Dallas become a safer and more just place to live and work.