MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago responds to vandalism of Muslim grave

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CAIR-Chicago holds “White Balloon Protest” downtown

CAIR-Chicago | August 18, 2012

On Friday, August 17th, CAIR-Chicago along with an interfaith and interethnic coalition of diverse community organizations united to protest hate and Islamophobia in downtown Chicago.

Al Jazeera: Attacks on US Muslims creates Eid worry
Al Jazeera | August 17, 2012
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab comments on the demonizing of Muslims in the U.S. in this new Al Jazeera piece.
 

 


Chicago Sun-Times: Muslim grave desecrated at Evergreen Park cemetery
Chicago Sun-Times | August 17, 2012
CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Rabya Khan discusses the vandalism of a Muslim man’s grave in Evergreen Park, Ill. that follows two other incidents targeting Muslim institutions.

 


VIDEO: ABC 7 – Anti-Muslim graffiti found on Muslim grave in Evergreen Park
ABC 7 | August 17, 2012
Communications Coordinator, Aymen Abdel Halim, responds to anti-Muslim graffiti found on a Muslim grave in Evergreen Park, Ill.

NBC 5: Hate graffiti found on Muslim grave in Illinois
NBC 5 | August 17, 2012
Anti-Islam hate graffiti was found spray-painted this week on a Muslim grave at a cemetery in Evergreen Park, Ill., a local group has discovered.

ABC 7: Gravestone defaced with anti-Islam graffiti
ABC 7 | August 17, 2012
Anti-Muslim graffiti is found on a Muslim man’s grave in Evergreen Park, Ill. Communications Coordinator, Aymen Abdel Halim, comments.

 


CBS 2: Muslim Headstones Desecrated At Evergreen Park Cemetery
CBS 2 | August 17, 2012
Executive Director Ahmed Rehab and Communications Coordinator Aymen Abdel Halim respond to hateful graffiti on a Muslim man’s grave in Evergreen Park, Ill.

WBEZ: Islamic rights group sounds alarm over grave desecration
WBEZ | August 17, 2012
Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, speaks to WBEZ’s Odette Yousef about the desecration of a Muslim man’s grave in Evergreen Park, Ill.

VIDEO: CBS 2 – Hate graffiti found at Illinois Muslim grave site
CBS 2 | August 17, 2012
CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator, Aymen Abdel Halim, speaks to CBS 2 reporter Dorothy Tucker about a Muslim grave that was desecrated in Evergreen Park, Ill.

VIDEO: Fox 32 – Muslim grave site desecrated, CAIR-Chicago responds
FOX 32 | August 18, 2012
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, speaks out against anti-Muslim rhetoric which has contributed to hate crimes against Muslims.

VIDEO: NBC 5 – CAIR-Chicago responds to hateful graffiti on Muslim grave
NBC 5 | August 18, 2012
Aymen Abdel Halim, Communications Coordinator for CAIR-Chicago, speaks to NBC 5 reporter Sharon Wright, about how hate and Islamophobia has contributed to the vandalism of a Muslim man’s grave.

VIDEO: CBS 2 – CAIR-Chicago calls grave desecration hateful
CBS 2 | August 18, 2012
CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator, Aymen Abdel Halim, speaks to CBS 2 reporter Kris Guiterrez about the hateful graffiti that was found on a Muslim man’s grave in an Evergreen Park, Ill. cemetery.

PRESS RELEASE: Hate Graffiti Sprayed on Muslim Graves in Illinois
CAIR-Chicago | August 17, 2012
The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) said today that Muslim graves at the Evergreen cemetery in Evergreen Park, Ill., have been spray-painted with anti-Islam hate graffiti.
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