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CAIR appeal for blood donation covered in local TV station

November 7, 2017 CairDesk 0

As per CAIR President Sarwat, “my appeal for blood donation, for the victims of yesterday Sutherland Church massacre was read out on channel 4 news this evening. Please who ever can give the blood go to the University Hospital and donate your blood for the victims”.

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CAIR-San Antonio: After Texas massacre, churches and houses of worship fear shootings and tighten security- CAIR interviewed in the Newsweek article

November 7, 2017 CairDesk 0

“Everybody has to be vigilant,” Council On American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) San Antonio President Sarwat Husain told Newsweek. “All of us need to have some kind of training like we do for earthquakes. We are planning to do something like that for our mosques in San Antonio.” Husain said mosques in San Antonio, which is about 35 miles west of Sutherland Springs, have already put security measures in place. But CAIR officials are now recommending mosques have plainclothes unarmed volunteers guarding their houses of worship. Muslim leaders have dealt with constant threats and attacks on local mosques, including a bomb blast at a Minnesota Islamic center in August. CNN counted 63 publicly reported incidents involving mosques from January to July 2017. For the latest, please review the Newsweek article here

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October 21, 2017 CairDesk 0

Editor- Sarwat President Cair-San Antonio CAIR-San Antonio Urges Texas Muslims to Donate Blood for Church Shooting Victims (SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 11/5/17) – The San Antonio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Antonio), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, tonight called on members of the Texas Muslim community to donate blood to help those injured in today’s deadly shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs. “During times of tragedy and heartache, all Texans must, and will work together to help alleviate suffering and to offer material and spiritual support for one another,” said CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain. “We pray for the loved ones of those killed in this senseless attack and for the speedy recovery of the wounded.” 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. CONTACT: CAIR-San Antonio President Sarwat Husain, 210-378-9528, shusain@cair.com; CAIR-DFW Civil Rights Director Nikiya Natale, 469-998-2246, nnatale@cair.com; CAIR-Houston Executive Director Mustafaa Carroll, 832-549-1042, mcarroll@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com The world must stand up for Rohingya Muslims September 30, 2017 | Sarwat Husain Sarwat Husain, For the Express-News Rohingya Muslims have been a well-established population for centuries in Myanmar. … Sarwat Husain is the president of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Antonio. America needs a unite, not a divider March 20, 2016 | Sarwat Husain Another View by Sarwat Husain America needs unite, not divider Sarwat Husain, For the Express-News The behavior of at least one of the candidates for the Republican Party presidential nomination has finally … American Muslims part of national fabric July 3, 2015 | Sarwat Husain Another View by Sarwat Husain Muslims have always been a part of this country’s fabric Sarwat Husain, For the Express-News The list of anti-Muslim headlines on the Internet is long: “Sharia is coming to take … Blame Islam? Are other faiths at fault for acts of a few believers? January 17, 2015 | Sarwat Husain By Sarwat Husain As Muslims grieve, hate is hurled at us As Muslims grieve, hate is hurled at us Sarwat Husain By SarwatHusain, For the Express-NewsFor the Express-News On Jan. 7, masked gunmen killed 12 people in an attack on … What happens when 1.6 billion people fast at the same time May 24, 2017 Belief by Sarwat Husain Ramadan offers way for change within For Muslims, Ramadan is a merciful gift from God that blesses us beyond measure. … Sarwat Husain is president of the San Antonio chapter of the … Ramadan fasting and feasting June 3, 2017 | Elaine Ayala “It’s our own loose calculation,” said Sarwat Husain, president of the local chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. … Muslims in San Antonio hail from more than 50 countries, Husain said. Every Ramadan is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity June 5, 2016 Belief By Sarwat Husain Every Ramadan is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Finally, the countdown is over and the long awaited holy month of Ramadan is here. … Sarwat Husain is president of the San Antonio … Separate faith from ideology when evil strikes April 11, 2014 | Sarwat Husain Reflecting on Boston Marathon bombing Sarwat Husain, Another View As we approach the first anniversary of the senseless Boston Marathon bombings, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families … Hate crimes require tough law enforcement January 9, 2013 | Sarwat Husain Sarwat Husain, For the Express-News Hate crimes against Muslims and those who are perceived to be Muslims remain near a decade high. … Sarwat Husain is president of the Council on American-Islamic … Hate crimes, bias intolerable August 10, 2012 | Sarwat Husain Sarwat Husain On behalf of the American Muslim Community, I would like to convey our deepest condolence and solidarity with the Sikh community during […]