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URDU TIMES: CAIR-Chicago Issues statement on Kansas Shooting

“Whether Sikhs, Muslims, Jews or anyone, such attacks must be seen as against us all, rather than just the targeted group. Hate hurts us all and we can only weed it out as one front,” said Ahmed Rehab.
CAIR-Chicago is currently seeking Communications, Outreach, and Government Affairs interns who want to work on defending the civil liberties of Muslim Americans, and the civil rights of all Americans.

Join us this Summer and Fall as a Communications, Outreach, or Government Affairs Intern!

CAIR-Chicago is currently seeking Communications, Outreach, and Government Affairs interns who want to work on defending the civil liberties of Muslim Americans, and the civil rights of all Americans.

[VIDEO] ABC7: CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Rabya Khan on IRS Scam Targeting Immigrants

CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Rabya Khan and client Samah Azeez discuss criminals posing as police, IRS agents in tax scam targeting immigrants in Chicago.

CAIR-Chicago Reaches out to Congress on Behalf of Muslims

CAIR-Chicago’s Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson and Deputy Director, Sufyan Sohel participated in CAIR’s 8th annual “Advocacy Days on Captiol Hill” in D.C. in an effort to make the community’s issues be heard by the Congress.

Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) Roundup

The full-day symposium, themed “Community Dialogue & Activism in the Age of Social Media”, welcomed a select group of about 20 Muslim American junior high and high school students from across Chicagoland.

CAIR-Chicago reponds to Megyn Kelly on FOX NEWS on “Honor Diaries” Screenings

CAIR-Chicago Senior Communications Coordinator Agnieszka Karoluk appeared on FOX news': The Kelly File to discuss the funding behind "Honor Diaries"

PRESS RELEASE: CAIR-Chicago Seeks FBI Probe of Shot Fired at Illinois Mosque

The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) is calling for an FBI hate crime investigation after a bullet was reportedly fired early this morning at the dome of the Prayer Center of Orland Park (OPPC) in Orland Park, Il.

JOIN CAIR-CHICAGO AT THE CHICAGO PREMIERE OF “ENEMY OF THE REICH”

Noor Inayat Khan grew up in a home that fostered faith and hope. Leading with her heart, she overcame her quiet nature and joined Winston Churchill's covert operation to give the Allies a new chance at victory. This is her story.

CAIR-Chicago Releases 2013 Annual Report

Click here to view the full 2013 Annual Report in pdf format!

CAIR-CHICAGO IS PROUD TO PRESENT ITS 2014 FILM: “FORWARD”

We took a very different angle for the film this year that broke rank with the conventional organizational documentary format. It was a huge hit with the crowds

CAIR-Chicago 10th Annual Gala Round-up [photos]

Thank you for making our 10th Anniversary Gala a memorable and enjoyable evening with over 1,000 guests! The feedback has been positive with some suggesting that this was one of the most pleasant banquets yet.

CAIR-Chicago Joins The Illinois Coalition to Protect Academic Freedom and Free Speech

"Chicago unequivocally opposes this proposal as it seeks to penalize Constitutional rights of free expression and assembly; the very foundation of what we expect from our educational institutions."

CAIR-Chicago launches 2014 Primary Election Voter Guide! Primary Elections on Tuesday!

The CAIR-Chicago Voter Education Guide for the General Primary Elections is designed to make voting easier for you by informing you of your choices and the backgrounds of candidates.

PHOTOS: CAIR-Chicago Participates in CIOGC Press Conference for Syrian Children Awareness Day

On Friday, March 14, 2014 CAIR-Chicago attended the Chicago Muslims, interfaith leaders urge prayer and fasting for Syria's children press conference.
ACTION ALERT: Stop Illinois Bill to Restrict Free Speech

Announcing speaker star lineup!

CAIR-Chicago is excited to present a star-studded lineup for this year's 10th Anniversary Gala!

RSVP to CAIR-Chicago’s 10th Anniversary Gala

Our 10th Annual Banquet is set to take place on Saturday, March 15th, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at Drury Lane in Oakbrook, IL. Please mark your calendars and show your support by attending.

CAIR-Chicago attends Immigration meeting with Rep. Gutierrez and Senator Dick Durbin

Ahmed Rehab joined U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez for an update on the effort to enact comprehensive immigration reform legislation in Congress.

Chicago Day of Remembrance this Sunday

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16: Join CAIR-Chicago as Keith Uchima produces and directs a staged reading of excerpts from their historic trial of Japanese Americans vs. The United States.

CAIR-Chicago attends DePaul UMMA Fast-A-Thon

DePaul University's United Muslims Moving Ahead (UMMA) hosted their annual Fast-A-Thon on Friday, February 7th as participants raised money for community organization Bridging the Gap.

GetCovered Event this Saturday!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8: Join CAIR-Chicago, Arab American Family Services and American Muslim Health Professionals to enroll in health insurance!

Community Update: American Islamic Center’s Lawsuit Against Des Plaines Proceeding

American Islamic Center’s zoning relief case against Des Plaines continues to be prosecuted in court.

CAIR-Chicago Welcomes New Pentagon Policy on Religious Accommodation

The Pentagon has eased rules that have made it difficult for some service members to wear religious clothing or beards required by their faith.

RSVP to CAIR-Chicago’s 10th Anniversary Gala

Our 10th Annual Banquet is set to take place on Saturday, March 15th, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at Drury Lane in Oakbrook, IL. Please mark your calendars and show your support by attending.

Thanks for making the open house a success! [VIDEO]

Friday, November 15th saw CAIR-Chicago open its doors to visitors interested in the work of the organization.

Rabya Khan visits Aqsa High School for Know Your Rights workshop

On Wednesday, November 20th, Rabya Khan visited Aqsa High School with Dima Khalidi to conduct a Know Your Rights workshop for students.

Join us as an intern for the Winter-Spring session!

CAIR-Chicago is currently seeking Communications, Outreach, and Government Affairs interns who want to work on defending the civil liberties of Muslim Americans, and the civil rights of all Americans.

Youth Development Fellowship application deadline extended!

CAIR-Chicago is seeking a part-time Youth Development Fellow. Extended application deadline: 8pm CST on December 1st.

Chicago Jewish Activist: Why We Work With Our Local CAIR Chapter in Chicago

Asaf Bar-Tura from the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs communicates the importance of the long-standing partnership between his organization and CAIR-Chicago.

CAIR-Chicago seeking PILI fellowship applicants

CAIR-Chicago is seeking two Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) fellows for the Summer of 2014. Apply today!

Join us for an open house on Nov 15!

Come by to meet the staff, tour the offices, and learn more about how we pursue our mission to defend civil rights, fight bigotry and promote tolerance.

Covert government program creates barriers for Muslim immigrants

Litigation Director Kevin Vodak explains how covert immigration policies have translated into institutionalized discrimination against Muslims.

Citizenship delay project boasts three new citizens

CAIR-Chicago's Civil Rights Department recently helped resolve citizenship delay cases for three individuals.

Vodak to speak on October 7 panel on National Security and Immigration

Litigation Director Kevin Vodak will be speaking at a free event on the USCIS's recent policy's effects on Muslim immigrants seeking citizenship in the U.S. (CLE credits pending).

Arab Muslim employees face discrimination at local car dealership

The EEOC filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, September 18, charging a Tinley Park car dealership with harassment of three Arab Muslim employees. CAIR-Chicago will be filing further claims of discrimination on behalf of these employees later this week.

CAIR-Chicago welcomes a new staff member!

Meet the newest member of the CAIR-Chicago team!

CAIR-Chicago’s 500th intern graduates! [PHOTOS]

Last week, interns and law clerks attended a ceremony where their work was personally commended. Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson announced that the ceremony marks the 500th intern to have graduated from CAIR-Chicago's Internship program!

Good News Alert: Illinois Police Departments Cancel Events with Anti-Muslim Trainer

Law enforcement trainings with anti-Muslim bigot Sam Kharoba scheduled for next week in Lombard, Elmhurst and Highland Park have been cancelled, thanks to the efforts of coalition partners, community activists and Village officials.

CAIR-Chicago asks local police to drop anti-Muslim trainings

CAIR-Chicago calls on local police departments in Lombard, Elmhurst and Highland Park to cancel scheduled upcoming trainings by prominent anti-Muslim bigot Sam Kharoba.

Reza Aslan, Fox News and the status Islamophobia in the media

Fox News' recent interview with Reza Aslan caused waves in the internet world as outwardly Islamophobic. Communications Intern Shaiesha Moore explores the more subtle forms of Islamophobia present in the media that often go unnoticed.

CAIR-Chicago Legal Team’s recent successes

The Civil Rights Department at CAIR-Chicago has resolved more than 120 citizenship delay cases as well as cases involving employment discrimination. Read more about the Legal team's successes.

CAIR-Chicago honors legacy of Helen Thomas

As a proponent of the American democratic system, CAIR-Chicago is grateful to Helen Thomas for her 70 years of service to the American public.

Thanks for making the Taste of Ramadan a success!

CAIR-Chicago would like to personally thank all those who attended the 5th annual Taste of Ramadan.

Ramadan Mubarak from CAIR-Chicago!

CAIR-Chicago staff members, interns and volunteers are excited for Ramadan and wish you a peaceful month!

This Ramadan, donate to The Prison Project!

This Ramadan make a difference in the lives of new Muslims. Donate to CAIR-Chicago's Prison Project.

Executive Director Ahmed Rehab receives award from Community Builders Chicago

On May 26, 2013, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab received an award from Community Builders Chicago, recognizing him for founding the MyJihad campaign.

CAIR-Chicago welcomes 37 law clerks & interns to Summer 2013 class! [PHOTOS]

This summer, CAIR-Chicago held its internship orientation on May 28th, 2013, introducing 37 law clerks and interns to the program, and giving them the opportunity to interact with people from their own and other departments.

Urge Senate leaders to support Comprehensive Immigration Reform!

CAIR-Chicago asks its supporters to stand up for Comprehensive Immigration Reform! Urge your representatives to take a stand!

SAVE THE DATE: 5th Annual Taste of Ramadan on July 17th

Save the date and join CAIR-Chicago for its popular annual "Taste of Ramadan" iftar on July 17th, 2013.

2013: 56 public officials endorse our work!

This year, 56 public officials showed their support by sending letters of commendation. Show yours by coming to CAIR-Chicago's 9th Annual Banquet on Saturday, May 4th!

CAIR-Chicago opens new downtown center! [VIDEO]

We are proud to announce the opening of CAIR-Chicago’s brand new activism center in the heart of downtown Chicago, located at 17 N. State.

PRESS RELEASE: #MyJihad ad campaign launches in Washington D.C.

Ads for the #MyJihad Campaign, sponsored by CAIR-Chicago, launched today in Washington D.C. and are appearing at the Shaw, Waterfront, Rockville, and Dunn Loring train stations.
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