Development & Outreach Coordinator - Job Opportunity We're Hiring

Schedule Type: Full-time Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Area, split hours in-office and remote The Position: CAIR-Texas Austin & DFW is looking for a passionate and talented individual to fill our new Outreach & Development Coordinator role. This position is responsible for community outreach & relationship-building, as well as donor relations and planning fundraising events & seasonal campaigns. Duties & Responsibilities Include:  Develop and maintain relationships with mosques, MSAs, and other Muslim organizations in the Austin & DFW areas to increase and expand outreach efforts Steward existing donors through regular communications, donor appreciation events, and follow-up Assist in researching and applying for…

Video: CAIR Announces Lawsuit Against Houston, Texas AG Over Refusal to Sign Anti-BDS Contract Pledge

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/1/2021) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), today announced the filing of a lawsuit against the city of Houston and the Texas attorney general on behalf of a business that was unable to renew its contract with the city because it contains an anti- Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) clause.  WATCH THE NEWS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING THE SUIT: CAIR filled the suit on behalf of A & R Engineering and Testing, Inc., an engineering firm, the owner of which is of Palestinian heritage, that was asked by Houston to sign the anti-BDS clause in its contract. The owner of the company…

Buzz Feed: A Man Was Fatally Shot While Sitting In A Car, His Family Said.…

Adil Dghoughi was sitting in his girlfriend’s car in the small town of Martindale, Texas, when a resident walked out of his home with a handgun, confronted him, and then shot and killed the 31-year-old. The bullet, Adil’s brother Othmane Dghoughi told BuzzFeed News, pierced the driver’s-side window, cut through his left hand, struck his head, and shattered the passenger’s-side window of the gray Audi. “The murder seems quite suspicious, and it seems that it’s another example of ‘stand your ground’ laws being used to kill another person of color,” Faizan Syed, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations…

White Texas Property Owner Avoids Arrest After Killing Moroccan Driver

But according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, by 3:42 a.m. Dghoughi was being transferred to a hospital after he’d been shot by a white property owner named Terry Turner in Martindale, less than five miles away from Maxwell. The Sheriff’s Office said the shooting occurred after Turner confronted a “suspicious” car parked outside his home. They also said Turner, 65, was “cooperative” and had not been arrested, despite Dghoughi later dying of his injuries.   Meanwhile, it’s not just loved ones who are irate at the incident and the initial failure to carry out an arrest. Faizan Syed, executive…

CAIR-Austin Calls for Independent Probe Into Killing of Unarmed Moroccan Man in Rural Texas

CAIR-Austin Calls for Independent Probe Into Killing of Unarmed Moroccan Man in Rural Texas   (AUSTIN, TX, 10/18/2021) -- The Austin chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for a complete and independent investigation of an unarmed Moroccan man killed in Martindale, Texas.    Adil Dghoughi was a Moroccan national who obtained a Master’s degree in financial analysis from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island after immigrating to the U.S. in 2013. The killing occurred at 3:30 A.M. on Monday, Oct. 11 in…