MEDIA ADVISORY CAIR-Austin to Host City’s First Muslim Culture Festival to Celebrate Rich Diversity of…

MEDIA ADVISORY CAIR-Austin to Host City’s First Muslim Culture Festival to Celebrate Rich Diversity of Austin Muslims (AUSTIN, TX, 9/22/2022) -- On Saturday, October 1st, 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, will host Austin's first Muslim cultural art and food festival.   This festival aims to celebrate the rich diversity of the Austin Muslim community through art, food, educational programs in English and Spanish, and cultural performances.      WHAT: Austin Muslims Cultural Art & Food Festival    WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 1st, 11 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.   …

'She started hitting me' | Victim of viral, racist confrontation in Plano parking lot speaks

  The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned the incident and called on police to charge the woman.  “The level of vitriol and alleged physical assault against four Indian-American women in Plano is truly appalling,” said Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-DFW. “This type of hate has no place in North Texas, and we call on law enforcement to investigate this incident as a hate crime.”   “As a Mexican-American, I’m appalled that someone would dare use my people’s name to spread hate,” said Nahela Morales, a Mexican-American and Board Member of CAIR-DFW. “As people of color, we need to stand…

CAIR-Dallas Calls on Law Enforcement to Bring Charges After Racial Slurs, Attack Targeting Four Indian-American…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAIR-Dallas Calls on Law Enforcement to Bring Charges After Racial Slurs, Attack Targeting Four Indian-American Women  (DALLAS, TX, 8/25/2022) – The Dallas Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) today condemned alleged racial slurs and physical attacks targeting four Indian-American women in Plano, Texas,   CAIR-DFW called on law enforcement authorities to investigate and bring charges against the alleged assailant.  Video posted online reportedly shows a woman wearing a black dress cursing and insulting four Indian-American women outside of Sixty Vines in Plano, Texas. In the video, the woman says, “Go back to India.…

Remembering Thomas Muhammad: A Friend, Muslim Activist, and a Human Rights Leader on the Front…

Author: Imam Khalid Shaheed, Masjid Al-Islam and Lifelong Friend Thomas Muhammad was my dear friend and an absolute legend in the truest sense of the word, both locally and nationally. He was a community organizer, a freedom fighter, a writer, a leader of organizations, a mentor, a confidante to civic leaders and elected officials, a film producer, a political activist, a humanitarian, a devout Muslim, a Hajji, a visionary, a founder of many organizations.  He participated as a board member of many local and national organizations and received over a dozen awards and plaques to recognize his life's accomplishments.  Above…

First art show entirely by North Texas Muslims is Saturday in Addison

"The Divine Beauty" will feature a range of work from local artists, from painting and ceramics to comedy performances and singing. It's called "The Divine Beauty," and it's like no other show. It's the first exhibition devoted to contemporary art by North Texas Muslims. You can see it Saturday at Venue Forty50 in Addison. When asked if the timing of the exhibition was deliberate — opposite the Dallas Museum of Art's current eye-dazzler, "Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity," Faizan Syed laughed. Syed is the executive director of the Council of American Islamic Relations for Texas, which is…

MEDIA ADVISORY: CAIR-DFW to Host Dallas Muslim Art Exhibition Designed to Challenge Stereotypes, Spotlight Artists

MEDIA ADVISORY    CAIR-DFW to Host Dallas Muslim Art Exhibition Designed to Challenge Stereotypes, Spotlight Artists (DALLAS, TX, 8/15/2022) – On Saturday, August 20, dozens of Dallas area Muslim artists and performers will gather to showcase their work, tell their stories and break stereotypes during "The Divine Beauty: Dallas Muslim Art Exhibition" hosted by the Dallas Fort-Worth chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW).   The program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. WHAT: The Divine Beauty: Dallas Muslim Art Exhibition   WHEN: Saturday, August 20th, 2022, at 3 P.M. – 9 P.M.   WHERE: VenueForty|50, 4050 Belt Line Rd, Addison, TX…