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CAIR-Austin Welcomes Maira Sheikh as Executive Director

The Austin, Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Austin) today welcomed its new executive director, Maira Sheikh. Sheikh previously worked as a research fellow with a think tank focused on international law and human rights. After completing her Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2012, Sheikh worked in Pakistan for five years to draft laws, policies and publications with domestic and multinational stakeholders that further improved the state’s compliance with its responsibilities under various international...

Donald Trump, Islamophobia, and the Next Four Years

Assalamu Alaikum & Greetings of Peace, Wednesday morning, the world woke up to the disheartening reality that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States of America. This news sent a shockwave throughout the American Muslim community, and there are many legitimate concerns about what this means for the future of our community, other minority communities, and our country as a whole. Although the future may be full of uncertainties, there are things we can be certain about and...