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CAIR to Call for Hate Crime Probe of Shootings Targeting Texas Muslim Family’s Home

(HOUSTON, TEXAS, 1/29/18) – This morning, the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Houston) will call on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate a possible bias motive for shooting attacks targeting a Muslim family’s home.

CAIR-Houston will make that call this morning at the beginning of “Texas Muslim Capitol Day” in Austin organized by the Texas chapters of CAIR.


Video: CAIR to Host ”˜Texas Muslim Capitol Day’ January 29 in Austin

WHEN/WHERETuesday, January 29, 10:30 a.m., South Steps of the Capitol Building (1100 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701)

CONTACT: CAIR-Houston Communication Coordinator Sobia Siddiqui, 832-782-3141,; CAIR-Houston Civil Rights Attorney Arsalan Safiullah, 713-366-6686,; CAIR-Austin Executive Director Maira Sheikh, 512-785-7105,; CAIR-SA President Sarwat Husain, 210-378-9528,; CAIR-DFW Acting Executive Director Ekram Haque, 469-463-1861.

A Muslim family in Katy, Texas, whose mosque was hit by bullets earlier this month, reported that someone fired about 15 shots at their home Sunday evening. No one was injured in the incident. A similar shooting targeted the home on Dec. 25, 2018. The family believes they were targeted because of their faith.

SEE: Katy Family’s Home, Mosque Shot Several Times In 2 Weeks

Texas Muslim Family Believes Home Was Sprayed with Bullets Due to Religion

They attend a mosque about three miles away that was struck by bullets on Jan. 14.

Video: CAIR-Houston Calls for FBI Probe of Shooting Targeting Texas Mosque

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization has noted an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

SEE: CAIR Asks Feds to Charge Men Accused in Bomb Plot Targeting New York Muslim Community

CAIR launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.

For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here:

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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