When Ramadan and Rosh Hashana overlapped in September 2007, members of a Chicago interfaith group came together at a local synagogue to practice their respective rituals of prayer and feasting. The Jewish-Muslim Community-Building Initiative hosts get-togethers like that one throughout the city.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on American Muslims and other people of conscience to urge their elected officials to immediately intervene to put an end to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
Dr. Abdelhaleem Ashqar’s sentencing trial is scheduled to continue on November 21, 2007 at 8:30 a.m.
Dr. Abdelhaleem Ashqar, co-defendant in the case of United States v. Salah, will be sentenced this Thursday, November 8, 2007.
CAIR-Chicago is urging the Illinois American Muslim community to thank Congressman Peter Roskam (R-6) for his recent efforts to publicly recognize the holy month of Ramadan in the House of Representatives.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently changed its policy regarding searches of travelers wearing head coverings such as Islamic scarves or Sikh turbans.
CAIR-Chicago Reacts to Salah Sentencing
Mr. Mohammad Salah and Dr. Abdelhaleem Ashqar, codefendants in the case of United States v. Salah, will be sentenced this Wednesday and Friday, respectively.
The Muhammad Salah trial is in its final days, please attend to show your support for due process, anti-torture, and just application of the law. This case marks the first where an American court has allowed the prosecution of an American citizen based on an admission obtained under torture in a foreign country and in a language the defendant does not understand.
The Muhammad Salah trial is open to the public. Your courtroom attendance is encouraged.