MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR-DFW to Join Coalition Protest Against Murder of Journalist During 74th Anniversary of…

MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR-DFW to Join Coalition Protest Against Murder of Journalist During 74th Anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe) in Downtown Dallas  (Dallas, TX, 5/13/2022) – On May 15, the Dallas Fort-Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) will join a large coalition of human rights organizations for a protest in downtown Dallas to call on the Biden administration to hold the State of Israel accountable for the murder of U.S. citizen and journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.   The protest will include speeches from coalition leaders, chants, and a march. Participants are encouraged to bring Palestinian flags, dress in Palestinian…

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CAIR-Austin, Muslim Community to Hold First-Ever Eid Celebration, Jummah Prayer at Texas Capitol

(AUSTIN, TX, 5/3/2022) – On Friday, May 6, the Austin chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin) will hold the first-ever “Eid Celebration at the Capitol.”   The event will also include a historic first Jummah (Friday Muslim congregational prayer) at the State Capitol.   The program’s goal is to invite people of all faiths and backgrounds to celebrate with their Muslim neighbors, learn about Ramadan and Eid, enjoy delicious free food, and have fun.     WHAT: Eid Celebration & Jummah at the Capitol    WHEN: Friday, May 6th at 11 – 2 PM, Jummah Prayer will begin at 1:30 PM.     WHERE: Texas Capitol Southwest Lawn, 1100…

CAIR-Austin Condemns Reported Anti-Muslim Hate Crime Assault at Texas State U.

(AUSTIN, TX, 4/11/2022) – The Austin chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin) today condemned a reported hate crime and assault targeting a Muslim student on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos.   The victim reported that on March 31, she was approached by an unknown man while she was jogging. The man allegedly attempted to forcibly remove the victim’s hijab, or headscarf. The man also reportedly made derogatory statements about the victim’s perceived national origin and religion. Campus police describe the suspected perpetrator as a white male in his early to mid 20’s with medium brown hair…

Texas State investigating reported anti-Muslim hate crime on campus

A Muslim student was the target of a reported hate crime and assault on the Texas State University campus in late March. The Austin chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations spoke out against the person who committed the alleged incident on Monday, April 11, according to a CAIR-Austin news release. "This disturbing incident demonstrates the danger anti-Muslim bigotry poses to American Muslims," said CAIR-Austin Executive Director Faizan Syed in the release. "We condemn this alleged hate crime and urge law enforcement to be swift and thorough in their investigation." Syed added the CAIR and American Muslim community stands in…