Texas Activists are Working to ‘Free Palestine’ But Obstacles Abound

Texas organizers have drawn thousands of people to pro-Palestine rallies, but convincing state officials to support the cause won’t be easy.   The bombing in May razed apartment complexes, homes, bookstores, roads leading to hospitals and several media organizations, including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera. Across Texas, Palestinian organizers and people from all walks of life have responded to calls for solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza, Jerusalem and the West Bank, another occupied territory. In Dallas, crowds numbered in the thousands at two protests in May. In Houston, organizers held three rallies, including a protest in front of the…

CAIR-DFW to Hold Press Conference Announcing a Complaint Against Southwest Airlines for Religious Discrimination by…

(DALLAS, TX, 5/31/2021) – On Tuesday, June 1, 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, will hold a press conference outlining a complaint filed against Southwest Airlines for alleged religious discrimination targeting a Palestinian-American Muslim woman.  WHAT: Southwest Airlines Religious Discrimination Press Conference  WHEN: Tuesday, June 1 at 3 P.M.   WHERE: Elbially Law Office, PLLC, 704 East 15th Street, 2nd floor, Plano, Texas 75074 The complaint states that a Southwest Airlines flight attendant denied a Muslim woman who was born and raised in America the right to sit an…

US organizations to hold march in Washington DC protesting of Israel’s settler-colonialism

RAMALLAH, Friday, May 28, 2021 (WAFA) – US organizations are scheduled on Saturday to hold a march in Washington DC in protest of Israel’s settler-colonialism, apartheid and military occupation. The pro-human rights grassroots organizations have issued online calls for mobilization for the National March for Palestine, which will be the largest protest in U.S. history supporting the Palestinian cause and is organized by dozens of Palestinian, interfaith, and various civil rights organizations and will take place at the Lincoln Memorial. Meanwhile, Faizan Syed, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called the US to end its support of Israel…

CAIR Issues New Report Detailing 6000+ American Muslim Civil Rights Complaints

‘Resilience in the Face of Hate’ shows 9% increase in complaints since 2018, decrease in hate crimes due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdown  (WASHINGTON, D.C, 4/26/2021) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released its latest report on the civil rights of American Muslims, titled “Resilience in the Face of Hate,” detailing more than 6,000 civil rights complaints the Washington, D.C., based group received in the past year, with the largest number of complaints involving immigration and travel-related issues and employment discrimination accounting for the majority of discrimination complaints.   CAIR’s new report also…