Press Releases

CAIR-Houston to Join Protest of Rep. Troy Nehls’ Support for Israel’s Killing of Palestinian Civilians, Ethnic Cleansing and Apartheid

(HOUSTON, TX, 6/11/2021) – Tomorrow, Saturday, June 12, the Houston office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) will join local Muslim and Palestinian-led organizations outside of Congressman Troy Nehls’ local district office to protest his support for Israel’s human rights abuses. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 12, 2-5 p.m. 

WHERE: Outside Rep. Troy Nehls’ local district office, 1117 FM-359 S Richmond, Texas 

CONTACT: CAIR-Houston Director of Operations Ambreen Hernandez, ahernandez@cair.com 713-838-2247, CAIR-Houston President and Chairman of Board of Directors John Floyd, Attorney, jfloyd@cair.com(713) 224-0101   

SEE: CAIR-Houston Demands Congressman Troy Nehls End Support for Israel’s Human Rights Abuses 

In a statement, CAIR-Houston President and Chairman of Board of Directors John Floyd said:   

“We must press demands that our elected officials no longer ‘unconditionally support’ the Israeli government’s use of occupation, violence, apartheid governance on the Palestinian people. Until we see true justice and alignment of actions required to find peace, we will continue to make our demands against Israel who continue to commit human rights abuses and violations of international law.” 

Palestinian American Council (PAC) President Kamal Khalil said:  

“Our community members and all friends will no longer accept the misuse of our American tax dollars to finance the Israeli Apartheid systematic ethnic cleansing and genocide against the indigenous Palestinians. Our congress representatives will be held accountable for their complicit support to the Israeli war crimes against humanity.” 

Islamic Society of Greater Houston President Ayman Kabire said: 

“It is not acceptable for our elected officials to misinform and mischaracterize the atrocities taking place in occupied Palestine. “Unconditional”, “unwavering” and “unequivocal” support of Israel’s actions is a direct approval of the atrocities and indiscriminate killing of Palestinian children, women and elderly. Ignorance of the realities of this occupation is not an excuse. We will strive to be the VOICE for all voiceless Palestinians suffering the oppression and constant transgressions of the occupying Israeli regime. We stand for justice and demand justice for all.” 

Licensed Social Worker Amina Ishaq of An Nisa said: 

“We have to firmly believe in the intersectionality of oppression and social justice movements, especially with what’s been going on in Palestine for the past century.   

“What’s been happening there has directly affected justice policies in America. We can’t overlook the connections between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and our very own nation’s law enforcement agencies that follow the same brutal techniques of torture and dehumanization towards our black sisters and brothers, such as what we saw in the George Floyd murder.” 

MAS Katy Youth Director Abdullah Najjar said: 

“We will protest continuously — all summer if need be — until our fellow Americans and our politicians are clear on the atrocities taking place in occupied Palestine, and action is taken to end the illegal Israeli settlements, protect Palestinian human rights, and defund the apartheid system. Boycotting, divesting, and sanctioning (BDS) the racist Israeli government is the bare minimum that any human being of conscience should commit to. 

Human Rights Watch: Abusive Israeli Policies Constitute Crimes of Apartheid, Persecution   

https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/04/27/abusive-israeli-policies-constitute-crimes-apartheid-persecution

CAIR Calls on U.S. Government to ‘Defund Israeli Apartheid’ After Human Rights Watch Report Outlines ‘Systematic Oppression of Palestinians’   

CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.   

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, proteger las libertades civiles, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.   

END   

CONTACT:    

CAIR-Houston Director of Operations Ambreen Hernandez, ahernandez@cair.com 713-838-2247, CAIR-Houston President and Chairman of Board of Directors John Floyd, Attorney, jfloyd@cair.com(713) 224-0101   

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter