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WBEZ91.5: Chicago tech firms give workers ‘sacred spaces’ for quiet reflection

There have been several high-profile cases in other parts of the country where Muslims got fired over prayer breaks and sued, with mixed outcomes. But the Chicago Council on American-Islamic Relations reports it’s received no formal complaints here.

WBBM 780: American Islamic Center files lawsuit against Des Plaines city council [AUDIO]

WBBM Radio’s Bob Conway shares news of the case filed on Monday, September 16 against the city of Des Plaines, alleging that members of the city council were discriminatory in their refusal to issue an Islamic center’s zoning permit request.

WGN Radio: Suit filed in district court against Des Plaines [AUDIO]

WGN AM Radio reports on the recent case brought forth by CAIR-Chicago on behalf of the Bosnian American Islamic Center against the city of Des Plaines.

WGN-AM: Local Muslims call for dismissal of counter-terrorism trainer [AUDIO]

WGN-AM 720 spoke with CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, about the trainings scheduled with local police from known anti-Muslim bigot Sam Kharoba.

WBEZ 91.5: Executive Director Ahmed Rehab blasts a racist greeting card [AUDIO]

Listen to CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab on WBEZ discuss a greeting card that portrays a Muslim doll as a terrorist.

Rusty Humphries Show: Ahmed Rehab shares Muslim community’s reactions to the Boston bombings

Listen to Ahmed Rehab on the Rusty Humphries Show talk about the Muslim community’s reactions to the Boston bombings.

CBS Chicago: Lawyer delighted by ruling allowing suburban Islamic center to open

CBS Chicago reports on the ruling by a federal judge that voted in favor of a suburban Islamic religious center and their right to open.

NPR: In Chicago, dueling ads over the meaning of ‘Jihad’

In Chicago, a group has launched a bus and subway ad campaign meant to reclaim the term jihad from another series of ads that presents jihadists as violent.

On The Media: The struggle to claim the word jihad

Ahmed Rehab explains the real meaning of the word “Jihad” in an interview with On the Media.

Vocalo, 89.5 FM: Aymen Abdel Halim discusses the portrayal of Muslims in U.S. media

Shows like ‘Homeland’ and ’24′, or movies like ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ might make us think “this must be how it really goes down” – but how do you separate truth from fiction in media?

WBEZ, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab discusses the history of Egyptian cinema

Film contributor Milos Stehlik and Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago, discuss some of Egypt’s most well-known directors and the history of Egypt’s film industry.

Rusty Humphries Show: Ahmed Rehab discusses the #MyJihad campaign

Listen to Rusty Humphries talk with Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, about the “MyJihad” campaign.

WBEZ, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab discusses political unrest and violence in Egypt

On Sunday, President Mohamed Morsi declared a state of emergency and deployed the army to several cities to control the violence, which has left at least 50 people dead. Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago joins Jerome McDonnell on Worldview to discuss the latest political unrest.

WBEZ, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab on the politics behind Egypt’s possible IMF loan

Ahmed Rehab discusses the political implications behind Egypt’s possible International Monetary Fund loan in addition to the status of the recent #MyJihad public education campaign.

WBBM Newsradio: CTA Buses Now Displaying ‘My Jihad’ Ads

CHICAGO (CBS) – Rolling through Chicago now are CTA buses carrying ads from the “My Jihad” campaign. Ahmed Rehab, Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, says he wants to reclaim the word Jihad from the terrorists and Islamophobes and show it means struggle, to improve and not holy war.

WBEZ, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab on the continuing Egyptian crisis

Ahmed Rehab discusses Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s new deal with the country’s top judicial authorities that would limit the scope of the self-appointed powers he’d taken last week. Morsi’s power grab had set off a series of violent protests in Egypt over the last few days.

WGN 9 Radio: Ahmed Rehab discusses racist CTA ads, sheds light on Jihad

Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of the Chicago Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, discusses the racist CTA ads, and sheds light on the meaning of Jihad that many Americans and the media may not know.

WBEZ, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab and Laith Saud talk about Muslim film protest violence

Ahmed Rehab and Laith Saud speak to WBEZ’s Worldview about the violence and anti-American protests throughout the Muslim world that has resulted from an amateur anti-Muslim film.

CBS 2: Muslim Headstones Desecrated At Evergreen Park Cemetery

Executive Director Ahmed Rehab and Communications Coordinator Aymen Abdel Halim respond to hateful graffiti on a Muslim man’s grave in Evergreen Park, Ill.

MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago’s reaction to anti-Muslim attacks in Ill., Governor Pat Quinn Speaks Out

CAIR-Chicago gave numerous interviews on different media venues addressing the recent anti-Muslim attacks in Morton Grove and Lombard, Ill., while also receiving a statement from governor Pat Quinn, condemning the attacks.

MEDIA DIGEST: Standing up to Congressman Joe Walsh

CAIR-Chicago’s media department gave over 20 interviews on 16 different media venues calling out Congressman Joe Walsh’s bigoted comments on Islam and Muslims. The following digest includes a selection of these interviews.

WBEZ, Worldview: Christina Abraham talks about relations between Syrian ethnic and religious groups

CAIR-Chicago’s Civil Rights Director, Christina Abraham, is interviewed about Syria’s various ethnic and religious groups and how the uprising has affected relations between them.

WBEZ, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab discusses Morsi’s dismissal of military leaders in Egypt

Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago discusses Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s dismissal of several top military generals.

Press TV: Two deadly shots fired in mosque area

Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago executive director, talks about a shooting incident that happened near a mosque in Chicago, saying “two shots fired into a mosque area” by a deadly gun.

WBBM Newsradio: Taste of Ramadan at CAIR-Chicago

WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts reports. Some attendees wolfed down pizzas, chips and sodas, while others dined on more exotic dishes from around the world.

NPR, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab gives update from Egypt on the presidential elections

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, gives an update from Egypt on the elections, the revolution, and the historic events taking place.

Worldview, NPR: Ahmed Rehab discusses fate of Egyptian Presidential elections

CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab joins Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell to discuss potential outcomes of the Presidential election in Egypt.

On the anniversary of the Egyptian revolution: Ahmed Rehab on WBEZ WorldView with Wael Ghonim

Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago, Ahmed Rehab, takes part in a conversation with Wael Ghonim, a leading Egyptian activist and protest organizer, and Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ’s WorldView on 91.5 FM in Chicago.

Amina Sharif of CAIR-Chicago on the Lowe’s Scandal

Amina Sharif is the communications coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations Chicago Chapter. She speaks with Vocalo’s Shantell Jamison about the recent Lowe’s decision to pull ad space from TLC’s “All American Muslim” program and what this says about the American sentiment of Islam.

WGN Radio: Jonathon Brandmeier talks to CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab about Lowe’s All-American Muslim Controversy

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab talks to WGN Radio’s Jonathon Brandmeier about how the home improvement chain, Lowe’s, gave in to anti-Muslim bigotry when it decided to pull its ads off the show ‘All-American Muslim’.

Worldview, NPR: Ahmed Rehab Sets the Record Straight on Egypt Events

Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, talks to Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell about the protests in Egypt against the country’s military leaders.

Worldview, NPR: Ahmed Rehab on the Rising Tensions in Egypt and the Upcoming Elections

Just back from Egypt, Ahmed Rehab talks to Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell about the state of military rule and sectarian violence as Egypt inches closer to next year’s historic presidential election.

MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago Reflects on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

See our recent media coverage here.

WBEZ: Chicago Muslim group combats ‘Islamaphobia’ in a post-9/11 world

Ahmed Rehab and CAIR-Chicago staff discuss Islamophobia in a post-9/11 world with members of the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago (CRLMC).

Vocalo, Chicago Public Media: Amina Sharif Talks Live In Studio About 9/11 and Islamophobia

In the wake of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Vocalo Overdrive team, Luis Perez and Shantell Jamison, asked Amina Sharif of the Council on American-Islamic Relations about the perception of Muslims in America. Check out what she had to say.

WBBM: Islamic-American Group: Link Between 9/11, Muslim Religion Must Stop

Ahmed Rehab of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says many people still are under the false impression that Islam is a radical religion, and that its believers want to change the U.S. into an Islamic state.

Vocalo, CAIR-Chicago Audio-Documentary: The Media and Islamophobia

CAIR-Chicago intern, Becky Fogel, created this audio documentary for Vocalo and Chicago Public Media on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks to share perspectives on the media’s role in harboring Islamophobia. Becky interviewed civil rights activists in the Muslim community and had them share their thoughts on how public perception of Muslims has changed since 9/11.

Worldview, Chicago Public Radio: Ahmed Rehab reflects on uncertain future of post-revolution Egypt

Today in Cairo, frustrated activists plan to stage another mass protest to accelerate the pace of government reform. In a recent visit to Cairo, Ahmed Rehab, director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and frequent Worldview contributor, met with high-ranking officials and activists to discuss the way forward. He tells Jerome what he thinks the Egyptian people should demand now.

VOCALO 89.5: CAIR on Obama Middle East Speech

The Overdrive invited Christina Abraham and Yaser Tabbara to help give perspective on the President’s speech from the point of view of people who are invested in the rights of the Middle Eastern people and the policy positions of the U.S.

Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham on There Is No Spoon Blog Podcast 4/9/11

Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham speaks on the There Is No Spoon podcast as a panel member discussing the PATRIOT Act.

Ahmed Rehab Talks With John Williams About American Muslims and Homeland Security

Ahmed Rehab speaks with John Williams about different controversies on Muslim persecutions. Rehab talks about the idea of guilt by association and how it is very speculative to associate the Muslim community with radicalized individuals.

NPR, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab Reflects on his Experiences in Egypt

Worldview frequently checked in with Chicagoan Ahmed Rehab who was in Cairo during the mass protest movement that eventually brought down President Hosni Mubarak. Ahmed, also the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Chicago, left Egypt this week. He joins us in studio to reflect on his experiences

MEDILL: Muslim Brotherhood lacks popularity to govern Egypt, experts say

As protests continue to grow in Egypt, speculations regarding who will take President Hosni Mubarak’s place grow as well. For the past two weeks, U.S. media coverage has portrayed the Muslim Brotherhood to be first in line to succeed Mubarak’s regime. However, some say the Muslim Brotherhood is not as radical as most people think.

Red Eye Radio: Speaking with Ahmed Rehab in Cairo

“I think in order to have a true democracy, all segments of society, including the Muslim Brotherhood, including the left-wing socialists, including Copts [Egyptian Christians] who have been traditionally marginalized in national politics, need to be represented. We need to believe that democracy allows everybody to have a voice,” said Ahmed Rehab regarding how the future Egyptian political system should function.

NPR: Rehab Gives Updates from the Ground

Ahmed Rehab gives NPR updates from the ground. He’s the executive director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. He flew to Cairo to participate in the protests.

Chicago Public Radio: Chicagoan Ahmed Rehab participates in protests sweeping Egypt

Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell talks to Ahmed Rehab from Cairo. Rehab flew to Cairo to participate in the protests and has been blogging about his experiences on his blog, Mindful of Dreams. LISTEN HERE

LISTEN: Rehab Discusses Hijab Discrimination at Convenience Store

Ahmed Rehab talks to Red Eye Radio’s Marc Germain about a Muslim woman who was denied service at a convenience store because she refused to remove her hijab.

The Michael Medved Show: Rehab Debates Medved on Juan Williams’ Islamophobic Statement

Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, discusses the Juan Williams controversy with conservative political commentator Michael Medved.

WBBM Radio: Suit: Mideast-Owned Business Targeted By Town

“Alsherbini claims that the targeting practice began after Jan. 2009 when Randy Keller became mayor of the village. On Aug. 27, 2009, under the orders of Keller, Alsherbini was served with a notice to appear for proceedings to revoke his business license, according to the suit.”

Chicago Public Radio: Muslim Business run out of Town?

Christina Abraham discusses the lawsuit CAIR-Chicago filed for businessman Ala Alsherbini, against the village of Worth.

WSBT 960 AM: Ahmed Rehab Discusses Planned Qur’an Burning on 9-11

In response to the proposed Qur’an burning on 9-11: “Our statement is in the form of the proactive work that we do especially now with 9-11 coming up which includes outreach, interfaith work, and dialogue. Essentially representing who we truly are, which is patriotic, freedom loving Muslims and Americans. That’s really our response to this sort-of hate mongering and campaign of misinformation.” –Ahmed Rehab

Fox News Radio: Ahmed Rehab Talks to Alan Colmes About Quran Burning Event

“There are radicals in every community as we can see with this guy. He obviously doesn’t represent the Christian base, and we have people who don’t represent our faith but claim to as well,” said Ahmed Rehab. “More and more, we are seeing extremists from both sides hijacking the discourse.”

Chicago Public Radio: Bias Suit Filed Against Illinois State Police

Ahmed Rehab says the position was revoked because of a false anti-Muslim blog attacking Kifah.

“There was nothing that would prevent him from fulfilling this role. Except for the fact that somebody out there wished to smear him and the ISP was either too lazy or incompetent to actually sift through the smears and figure out that they were smears. And instead decided to drop him to avoid any controversy. That’s unacceptable,” said Rehab.

Wisconsin Public Radio: Rehab Discusses Mosque Near Ground Zero and Answers Callers’ Questions

Ahmed Rehab discusses the ground zero mosque controversy and clears misconceptions about Islam and Muslims.

1100 AM “The Flag”: Ahmed Rehab Debates Pamela Geller on the Right to Build a Mosque Near Ground Zero

Ahmed Rehab debates anti-Muslim bigot Pamela Geller regarding the “Ground Zero Mosque” and calls her out on her Islamophobia. Geller, founder of atlasshrugs.com and the Islamophobic hate-group Stop the Islamization of America (SOIA), attempts to associates all Muslims with 9/11 and terrorism.

Fox News: Ahmed Rehab and John Gibson Debate the Right to Build a Mosque Near Groud Zero

CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab debates Fox News’ John Gibson on the right of New York Muslims to build a mosque in lower Manhattan, a few blocks away from Ground Zero.

Fox News: Ahmed Rehab Discusses “Ground Zero Mosque” Controversy with Alan Colmes

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab talks to Fox Radio’s Alan Colmes about the recent decision in New York to permit the “Ground Zero mosque” to be built. Rehab also warns of the growing anti-Muslim network in the United States which seeks to delegitimize American Muslims.

Ahmed Rehab Talks to John Williams about Ground Zero Mosque Controversy and Sarah Palin

Ahmed Rehab discusses misconceptions about Islam and American Muslims, specifically addressing the “Ground Zero Mosque” controversy, and reacts to recent Sarah Palin twitter comments about the issue.

WGN Radio: Ahmed Rehab Talks to John Williams about Ground Zero Mosque

Ahmed Rehab discusses misconceptions about Islam and American Muslims, specifically addressing the “Ground Zero Mosque” controversy, and reacts to recent Sarah Palin twitter comments about the issue.

CBS Radio: Ahmed Rehab Talks to John Williams about Ground Zero Mosque and Sarah Palin

Ahmed Rehab talks to John Williams on CBS Radio about the fallacies surrounding the “Ground Zero Mosque” by reminding listeners that Islam as a religion is not terrorism.

Artist: Racism behind Damage to Piece on Hate Crimes

Ironically, the piece by Anida Yeou Ali is about hate crimes against Muslims. She took excerpts from FBI files on hate crimes against people perceived to be Arab or Muslim.

ALI: There were three large caricature figures drawn on the wall which the installation occupies, and then there was a word bubble coming out of the caricature around where the text reads “kill all Arabs.”

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Ahmed Rehab and Yaser Tabbara talk to Jerome McDonnell as part of NPR’s series on Islamic Reform

CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab and Yaser Tabbara talk to Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell as part of NPR’s week-long series “Islamic Reform: Towards a Global Reformation Movement”

The two discuss what Islamic Reform means to them, and how CAIR draws on lessons learned from the Civil Rights Movement.

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Fox News Radio: Ahmed Rehab Talks to John Gibson About Franklin Graham’s Disinvitation from Army Prayer Service

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, talks to Fox News’ John Gibson about the Pentagon’s disinvitation of evangelist Franklin Graham from an army prayer service after pressure from various groups, including CAIR.

ABC 7: Muslims Call on City Colleges to Address Complaints of Discrimination

At a news conference to address multiple complaints of discrimination at Truman College, Zubair Khan, the attorney for two plaintiffs in cases against the college, described the anti-Muslim harassment faced by his clients.
“No person should have to face harassment and unfair treatment at work, not on the basis of their race of religion,” said Christina Abraham, CAIR-Chicago’s Civil Rights Director.

NPR: Muslim Civil Rights Group Claims Discrimination

In the last few months, two faculty members have filed separate lawsuits against Truman College. The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says the school has done nothing to address their claims of harassment and prejudice.

FOX News: Ahmed Rehab Debates National Security Policy with John Gibson

“I’m concerned about national security here, not civil liberties per se, and that’s why I oppose racial profiling. Because from a national security perspective it will not work neither logically nor scientifically. There is a study from the University of Texas that shows mathematically that racially profiling causes us to miss more opportunities than catch them,” says Ahmed Rehab.

NPR: Muslim Headscarf Case Leads to Guilty Plea

“It gives her an opportunity to learn from her mistake,” said Christina Abraham of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “And we think this does send a message to the greater community that hate crimes are not going to be tolerated and that this sort of behavior is wrong.”

Radio Islam: The Challenge of Balancing National Security and Civil Rights

“The core of the problem is that Muslims are seen as a Monolith by the media and so when one Muslim commits and act of terror or error, all Muslims are brought to bear for that Act. And that kinda of mentality does not exist for other communities because of the nuanced understanding of other communities,” said Ahmed Rehab.

WBAL: Will Profiling Make A Difference?

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab talks to Shari Elliker about the failures of racial profiling and the outspokenness of American Muslims in condemning acts of terror. Rehab also addresses questions posed by callers to the show.

Ahmed Rehab on Fox News Radio with John Gibson

“There is no evidence to suggest that there is a link between religious Muslim behavior on a plane and terrorism. It is quite the opposite. All terrorists that we have come to know of, who have performed or attempted acts of terrorism on a plane, have actually not been engaged in outward Islamic behavior. And in every case where someone was involved in outwardly Islamic behavior, and were then seen as suspicious, were clearly absolved of being potential terrorists, including the 6 imams who won their case in court,” said Ahmed Rehab.

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Ahmed Rehab Discusses Racial Profiling on the John Williams Show

“Racial profiling doesn’t work,” exaplains Ahmed Rehab. “Richard Reid (the ‘Shoe Bomber’) didn’t have a Middle Eastern sounding name. Al-Qaeda is perfectly capable of recruiting individuals that pass through our racial profiling criteria.”

Executive Director Discusses Racial Profiling on Scott Hennen Show

“To me, the lesson learned from the potential Christmas Day bombing is that we missed clear red flags and we can’t ignore that and start talking about new measures while the existing measures could have work had we actually implemented them,” said Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago.

Ahmed Rehab Talks to WGN’s John Williams about Misconceptions of Islam

“I would love the opportunity to talk about my faith proactively when there isn’t something terrible happening. And everyday, good things are going on, but the one day that something bad happens, that’s when people become interested in our faith and that is troublesome,” said Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director.

WVON: Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham Discusses Columbia College Discrimination Case (LISTEN)

Listen to CAIR-Chicago’s Civil Rights Director, Christina Abraham, on the Matt and Perri Show. Abraham discuss the discrimination complaint filed this week against Columbia College on behalf of a Muslim Instructor who was unjustly fired.

FOX-News Radio: Rehab – Sarkozy Denies Personal Freedoms by Condemning the Burqa

The John Gibson Show http://www.foxnews.com/radio/johngibsonradio/index.html AUDIO: Rehab – Sarkozy Denies Personal Freedoms by Condemning the Burqa Copyright © 2008, FOX-News Radio

ABC 890 Radio/WYCC TV – Beyond the Beltway: America and Islam – The Relationship Going Forward

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab joins Associate Professor of History Guity Nashat and former Assistant Attorney General of the United States Joe Morristo to comment on the impact of President Obama’s recent speech in Cairo addressing the Muslim majority world.

Rehab Discusses NYC Terror Plot on Fox News Radio

Alan Colmes’ Liberaland Radio Show: Rehab Discusses NYC Terror Plot on Fox News Radio

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Radio Islam: Outreach Coordionator Discusses CAIR-Chicago’s Internship Program on Radio Islam

Outreach Coordinator, Gerald Hankerson, explains how the CAIR-Chicago internship experience is unique because of its “merger of activism and professionalism.”

WGN 720 Radio: CAIR-Chicago condemns assassination of Bhutto

CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator, Reem Rahman discusses the recent assassination of Pakistan’s opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto with WGN’s Dean Richardson. She discusses the potential impact of the assassination as well as the sentiments of the public.

Villa Park Mosque Vandalized

WGN Radio: Villa Park Mosque Vandalized

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Controversial Radical Islam DVD Distributed in New Hampshire

New Hampsire Public Radio: Controversial Radical Islam DVD Distributed in New Hampshire

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CAIR-Chicago on “Coalition to Ground Boeing Torture Flights” and the Rachael Ray “Kaffiya” Uproar

Leslie Marshall Show: CAIR-Chicago on “Coalition to Ground Boeing Torture Flights” and the Rachael Ray “Kaffiya” Uproar

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Lars Larson National Show: Ahmed Rehab of CAIR Refutes False Claims about Islam and Senator Obama (AUDIO)

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab refutes Edward Luttwack’s recent New York Times op-ed claiming Obama is an apostate and may be rejected or targeted by parts of the Muslim world.

Ahmed Rehab of CAIR Refutes False Claims about Islam and Senator Obama

Lars Larson Show: Ahmed Rehab of CAIR refutes false claims about Islam and Senator Obama

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KLIX 1310 Radio: CAIR-Chicago Deconstructs Misperceptions About Islam and Muslims (AUDIO)

News Radio 1310 CAIR-Chicago Deconstructs Misperceptions About Islam and Muslims CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab deconstructs misperceptions about Islam and Muslims and discusses main reasons why they may arise. Copyright © 2008 KLIX 1310 News Radio

CAIR-Chicago Deconstructs Misperceptions about Islam and Muslims

KLIX News Radio: CAIR-Chicago Deconstructs Misperceptions About Islam and Muslims

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KBOO 90.7 Radio: Art or Racism? CAIR-Chicago on Danish Comic Reprinting (AUDIO)

KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Ahmed Rehab of the Council on American Islamic Relations about the re-publishing of the cartoon and about racism targeting Muslims.

Former Florida Professor, Al-Arian, Protests Imprisonment by Hunger Strike

Berkley Public Radio: Former Florida Professor, Al-Arian, Protests Imprisonment by Hunger Strike

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Leslie Marshall Show: CAIR-Chicago Discusses “Hate Hurts America Coalition” Campaign Against Radio Hate Speech (AUDIO)

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab discusses the recent pullout of several significant advertisers and sponsors from the Savage Nation radio talk show. CAIR, part of the Hate Hurts America Community interfaith coalition, works against fear and hate mongers such as Michael Savage, host of the Savage Nation radio talk show.

CAIR-Chicago Discusses “Hate Hurts America Coalition” Campaign Against Radio Hate Speech

Leslie Marshall Show: CAIR-Chicago Discusses “Hate Hurts America Coalition” Campaign Against Radio Hate Speech

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FOX-News Radio: Rehab Debates Choice of Presidential Hopefuls on Gibson Show (AUDIO)

JOHN GIBSON: Joining me now, is Ahmed Rehab of CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations. So Ahmed, it’s nice of you to join us, thank you very much.

Rehab Debates Choice of Presidential Hopefuls on Gibson Show

FOX-Radio: Rehab Debates Choice of Presidential Hopefuls on Gibson Show

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WGN 720 Radio: CAIR-Chicago Discusses Pakistani Political Turbulance (AUDIO)

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab discusses the aftermath of the recent assassination of Pakistan’s opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto with WGN’s Dean Richardson. He discusses the political situation and the future of Pakistan. Rehab also discusses the Muslim perspective regarding democracy an and the perception of the American-Muslim community.

CAIR-Chicago Discusses Pakistani Political Turbulance

WGN Radio: CAIR-Chicago Discusses Pakistani Political Turbulance

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WGN 720 Radio: CAIR-Chicago Condemns Assassination of Bhutto (AUDIO)

CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator, Reem Rahman discusses the recent assassination of Pakistan’s opposition leader, Benazir Bhutto with WGN’s Dean Richardson. She discusses the potential impact of the assassination as well as the sentiments of the public.

CAIR-Chicago Condemns Assassination of Bhutto

WGN Radio: CAIR-Chicago Condemns Assassination of Bhutto

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FOX-News Radio: Minnesota Muslim Students Defamed in Local MN Newspaper (AUDIO)

JOHN GIBSON: Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR Chicago joins me now. So Ahmed, do you know about this situation with this college in Bloomington, Minnesota?

Minnesota Muslim Students Defamed in Local MN Newspaper

FOX-News Radio: Minnesota Muslim Students Defamed in Local MN Newspaper

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Voice of America – Uzbek: University Programs Accepting Foreign Donations (AUDIO)

Ingliz tili, shubhasiz, xalqaro muloqot tili. Inglizchani bilgan odam dunyoning istagan nuqtasida o’zini eplab ketadi. Shu bois amerikaliklar orasida chet tilini biladiganlar ko’p emas. Lekin 2001 yil 11 sentyabr voqealari ketidan Qo’shma Shtatlarda sharq tillari, xususan, arab tiliga qiziqish orta boshladi.

University Programs Accepting Foreign Donations – Uzbek

Voice of America: University Programs Accepting Foreign Donations – Uzbek

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CAIR-Chicago Lecture on Islamophobia – “Unveling Ignorance”

Columbia College Muslim Students Associations: CAIR-Chicago Lecture on Islamophobia – “Unveling Ignorance”

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CAIR-Chicago Discusses Ramadan, Eid – Uzbek

Voice of America: CAIR-Chicago Discusses Ramadan, Eid – Uzbek

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Ramadan Joins Christmas, Hanukkah at Local Chicago School

Dan Rea Show AM 1030: Ramadan Joins Christmas, Hanukkah at Local Chicago School

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Radio Islam: How Five Minutes Can Save a Life: Blood Donation (AUDIO)

CAIR-Chicago Senior Outreach Coordinator Dina Rehab discusses CAIR-Chicago’s recent blood drive held at the Downtown Islamic Center in partnership with LifeSource as a part of a nationwide summer-long campaign, “Muslims Care” with Radio Islam host Hiba Abdul-Rahim. She discusses the role of charity at the heart of Islam and her work to increase community service participation by Chicagoland Muslims.

How Five Minutes Can Save a Life: Blood Donation

Radio Islam: How Five Minutes Can Save a Life: Blood Donation

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WVON 1690 Radio: Controversy Surrounding New York Khalil Gibran Arabic Language School (AUDIO)

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab discusses the controversy surrounding Khalil Gibran International Academy in New York as the first Arabic language public school in New York on the Santita Jackson Show on Chicago’s WVON 1690 radio. Santita discusses the contributions that author Khalil Gibran made to American pop culture including the adage “ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” The school was named after Gibran, who was a Christian, arabic-speaking author of “The Prophet,” one of America’s all-time best selling books.

Controversy Surrounding New York Khalil Gibran Arabic Language School

WVON Santita Jackson Show: Controversy Surrounding New York Khalil Gibran Arabic Language School

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Six Iraqi Men Deplaned for Speaking Arabic

Leslie Marshall Show: Six Iraqi Men Deplaned for Speaking Arabic

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WBBM 780 Radio: Men Removed from Flight for Speaking Arabic (AUDIO)

It was an American airline’s flight from San Diego. Officials say a woman passenger complained to the crew that several men were speaking Arabic and she wanted off the plane. It was late at night. The plane returned to the gate and the men were questioned. Everything was okay but it was now past San Diego’s takeoff curfew, so everyone had to wait until yesterday afternoon to fly to Chicago.

Men Removed from Flight for Speaking Arabic

WBBM 780 Radio:Men Removed from Flight for Speaking Arabic

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Wiretap Vote Worries Muslim Americans

WBBM 780 Radio:Wiretap Vote Worries Muslim Americans

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Chicago Writer & Activist Discusses Muslim Leadership

Chicago Public Radio:Chicago Writer & Activist Discusses Muslim Leadership

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KPFA 94.1 FM Radio: Former Florida Professor, Al-Arian, Protests Imprisonment by Hunger Strike

Al-Arian, who has already lost almost 30 pounds, began refusing food and water on March 3rd to protest a third attempt by prosecutors to compel his testimony in court. He was recently transferred from his Virginia prison to a medical facility in North Carolina.

Radio Islam: Sultan Muhammad and Amir Haq Interview US Airways National Spokesperon, Evicted Imam

National debate sparked concerning religious and racial profiling of American Muslims following the detainment of 6 Imams and the subsequent refusal of US Airways to allow the men to rebook flights to their destination, despite having cleared FBI security screenings on Monday November 20th.

Interview with Omar Shaheen and Andrea Rader

Radio Islam: Interview with Omar Shaheen and Andrea Rader

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American Muslims and Hijab

NPR Morning Edition:American Muslims and Hijab

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Chicago Public Radio: Rehab on NPR’s Worldview: What is “Islamofascism”?

Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, talks to Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell on Chicago Public Radio about “Islamofascism” and other reductive terminologies. He argues that the public discourse on Islam in this country is problematic in its use of such terms.

Worldview Discusses Islamofascism with John Collins

Chicago Public Radio: Worldview Discusses Islamofascism with John Collins

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Worldview Discusses Islamofascism Intro

Chicago Public Radio: Worldview Discusses Islamofascism Intro

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Worldview Discusses Islamofascism with the Public at Navy Pier

Chicago Public Radio: Worldview Discusses Islamofascism with the Public at Navy Pier

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CAIR Chicago Director Discusses Islamofascism with Worldview

Chicago Public Radio: CAIR Chicago Director discusses Islamofascism with Worldview

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Worldview Discusses Islamofascism with Stephen Schwartz

Chicago Public Radio: Worldview Discusses Islamofascism with Stephen Schwartz

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WBBM Newsradio 780: Muslims Want Islamic TV Channel Added To Cable Service

A local Islamic group is leading an effort to try to get a major cable TV company to include in its basic package a Muslim-oriented channel.

Muslims Want Islamic TV Channel Added to Cable Service

WBBM 780: Muslims Want Islamic TV Channel Added To Cable Service

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WBBM Newsradio: CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Comments on Potential Military Action Against Iran — Listen here

“…CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab says if the US were to go into Iran it would only destabilize an already volatile region..

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Comments on Potential Military Action Against Iran (Part II)

WBBM 780: CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Comments on Potential Military Action Against Iran (Part II)

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CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Comments on Potential Military Action Against Iran (Part I)

WBBM 780: CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Comments on Potential Military Action Against Iran (Part I)

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WBEZ: CAIR-Chicago Testifies Before the Illinois Senate on Racial Profiling

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CAIR-Chicago Testifies Before the Illinois Senate on Racial Profiling

Chicago Public Radio: CAIR-Chicago Testifies Before the Illinois Senate on Racial Profiling

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Ahmed Rehab Setting the Right-Wing Right (Part II)

Rusty Humphries Show: Ahmed Rehab Setting the Right-Wing Right (Part II)

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Ahmed Rehab Setting the Right-Wing Right (Part I)

Rusty Humphries Show: Ahmed Rehab Setting the Right-Wing Right (Part I)

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WBBM Newsradio 780: Cong. Davis Urges Limits, Early Sunset for Patriot Act

CHICAGO — Congressman Danny Davis has joined Muslims and Jews in urging a halt to erosion of liberty in the name of protecting liberty with the Patriot Act.

Pacifica Radio: Flashpoints: Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in Chicago

Ahmed Rehab talks to Flashpoints’ Solange Etcheverriez on Pacifica National Radio about anti-Muslim hate crimes in Chicago.

Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in Chicago

Pacifica Radio: Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes in Chicago

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CAIR Chicago Director Discusses the Power of the Media with Yousif Marei

WCEV 1450AM: CAIR Chicago Director Discusses the Power of the Media with Yousif Marei

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CAIR-Chicago Takes on Muslim Basher

Newstalk WLS 890 AM: CAIR-Chicago Takes on Muslim Basher

WCEV – 1450AM: CAIR-CHICAGO Directors Make Guest Appearance on Arabic Radio

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Chicago Public Radio: 2004 Election Coverage: Muslim American Voter Drive

Nationwide, leaders say Muslim Americans have been registering to vote in unprecedented numbers.

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