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After Biden’s Win, US Muslims Brace for More “Sophisticated” Activism

After Biden’s Win, US Muslims Brace for More “Sophisticated” Activism

A continued push to register voters as well as active and sophisticated engagement on repealing travel bans and advocating for immigrants with elected officials are two of the ways Texas Muslim leaders said activists can continue to advance their political agenda following the election of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States.

Mustafaa Carroll, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Texas, along with Nahela Morales, a regular contributor to AboutIslam, co-founder and marketing director for convert organization Embrace, both spoke during a recent panel session hosted by CAIR.

The event also featured Houston-area activists, including those working with immigrant and environmental organizations, as well as a representative from the Texas Democratic Party and the Houston City Council.

Read Full Article: https://aboutislam.net/muslim-issues/n-america/after-bidens-win-us-muslims-brace-for-more-sophisticated-activism/

WE'RE HIRING A PART-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

WE'RE HIRING A PART-TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

OVERVIEW:

Title: Administrative Assistant
Schedule Type: Part-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.

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.

Carrollton Physician Accused of Making Anti-Semitic and Islamophobic Facebook Posts

Carrollton Physician Accused of Making Anti-Semitic and Islamophobic Facebook Posts

Anti Semetic Post 1A North Texas pathologist is under fire for an alleged series of anti-Semitic and Islamophobic Facebook posts.

Dr. Michael Robles, a physician of almost 20 years who primarily works in Carrollton, allegedly made these comments on the Facebook page of Jihad Watch, a blog run by anti-Muslim writer Robert Spencer. A press release by the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations details many of these posts and includes a computer file with screenshots of comments (allegedly made by Robles) such as:

“The hard-hearted and stiff-necked Jews do not believe in the Holy Trinity. They believe in a different god. Their rejection begins from the beginning they will suffer, see Amos. They are antichrist. They follow the evil one.”

SEE FULL ARTICLE: https://www.dallasobserver.com/arts/carrollton-physician-under-fire-for-alleged-anti-semitic-and-islamophobic-facebook-posts-11959109

CAIR-TX Releases Voter Education Guide for 2020 Election

CAIR-TX Releases Voter Education Guide for 2020 Election

This voter guide is a project of #TXMuslimsVote which is a campaign run by CAIR-Texas and it's various offices.

CAIR-Texas does not support or oppose political candidates or political parties. This guide's purpose is to educates voters on the various state-wide races and the candidates.

The guide intentionally excludes the Presidential, Senate, and House Congressional races. It's our philosophy, that during this hyper polarized election voters have already made up their mind on these national races.

That's why our goal is to produce a voter guide that shares information on races that may not be as familiar by the general public.