Apply Now: CAIR-TX DFW Seeks Civil Rights Law Clerks

Apply Now: CAIR-TX DFW Seeks Civil Rights Law Clerks CAIR-TX DFW Civil Rights department is seeking law students (2L, 3L or recent graduates) Location: Council on American-Islamic Relations – Texas Dallas-Fort Worth office (CAIR-TX DFW) Description: CAIR-TX DFW is a local office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization and was established to promote an accurate image of Islam and Muslims in America. CAIR-TX DFW’s mission is to defend civil rights, fight bigotry, and promote tolerance. The Civil Rights Department counsels, mediates, and advocates on behalf of Muslims and others who…

Media Advisory: CAIR-DFW Calls on Allen ISD to Remove Biased, Anti-Palestinian Curriculum

Media Advisory CAIR-DFW Calls on Allen ISD to Remove Biased, Anti-Palestinian Curriculum    (DALLAS, TX, 2/23/2021) – 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, today called on Allen Independent School District to remove a biased curriculum that is anti-Palestinian and apologize to Palestinian-American students and parents.    In the curriculum, there is an assignment that discusses the creation of the State of Israel. The section includes:     A quiz question that asks, “Which is an important cause of terrorism in the Middle East”. The correct answer being,…

Texas Republican Goes To Bat for QAnon Congresswoman

Babin represents Texas Congressional District 36, an area that includes Hardin, Jasper, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk and Tyler counties, as well as small portions of Chambers and Harris counties. Faizan Syed is executive director at the DFW chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) nonprofit group. He said Babin’s move against Omar amounts to “whataboutism,” arguing that Omar “is nothing close to Representative Greene and the statements she’s made.” “It’s an ugly, Islamophobic, racist tactic used by — unfortunately — a growing number of Republicans in order to justify the absolutely unacceptable statements made by some members of…

Texas Immigrant Advocates, Business Leaders Come Together to Call on Texas Politicians to Heed the…

DALLAS - As the Biden administration signs another round of executive orders undoing some of the most controversial and harmful immigration policies implemented during the Trump administration, the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA) and its allies are increasing pressure on Texas legislators and lawmakers to follow suit and support inclusive, pro-immigrant policies during the 87th Texas Legislative Session, or risk alienating their constituents in the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections. “Although Texas society is made up of diverse communities with rich histories, all key contributors to our state, Texas still remains the hub of anti-immigrant sentiment when it…

CAIR-DFW Urges Courts To Allow Religious Head Coverings

The DFW Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on municipal courts to allow head coverings after receiving complaints from people who've been told they can't enter a courtroom. Earlier this week, Kendra Rumph Montemayor stopped by Haltom City Municipal Court to pay a speeding ticket. But in a Facebook video, she said she was told she couldn't go inside the courtroom because of her head covering. She told court employees she wore it for religious reasons. Now, the Dallas Fort Worth Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on municipal courts to allow people wearing…