(AUSTIN, TX, 10/13/23) – The Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Texas) today called for the arrest of several men seen harassing students at the University of Texas during a Palestine Solidarity Committee meeting on the recent violence and deaths in the Gaza Strip.
On Thursday night, October 12, the Palestine Solidarity Committee of the University of Texas held a seminar on the history of Palestine and the occupation of Palestinian lands in a UT Classroom they reserved before the annual seminar.
The men were captured on video reportedly yelling profanities at students, calling them terrorists, and throwing papers at attendees.
“The gross violation of the students’ rights and liberties to meet and organize around a cause they believe in by these men requires law enforcement to take immediate action,” said William White, Director of the CAIR-Houston office. “We call for the University of Texas to also take action by banning these men from campus and campus activities.”
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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.
CONTACT: CAIR-Houston Director William White, 713-254-2016,