CAIR-Chicago recognized the need to address the recent arrest of a Chicagoland teenager accused of wanting to travel to join ISIS in its larger community repercussions. Over the past several weeks CAIR-Chicago has collaborated with communities across Chicagoland to foster dialogue about the many issues surrounding the incident ranging from countering extremist ideologies and ISIS specifically, FBI questioning, know your civil rights, online predators, Islamophobia and media issues.
Rasmea Odeh, 67, was arrested by agents of the Department of Homeland Security and charged with immigration fraud for allegedly “lying” on her citizenship application twenty years ago. Odeh is a Chicago Palestinian and respected Arab community organizer, haunted by a forty year old conviction in an Israeli military court. If found guilty, she could face up to ten years in federal prison, an immediate revocation of her citizenship, and deportation from the United States.
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY- Chicago students affiliated with the student group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) will attend an administrative hearing scheduled this Thursday, October 30 to respond to allegations made against the group after Palestinian students lined up on September 9, 2014 to try to register for a Birthright Israel trip to highlight its discrimination against Palestinians.
There has been a lot of media coverage of the changed election laws in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Texas, but did you know that right here at home in Illinois we have new laws on the books for 2014?. Every election jurisdiction in Illinois will offer Election Day Voter Registration at 5-20 sites. This program is [...]
Download the CAIR-Chicago 2014 General Election Scorecard & Referendum Guide Here! Make your voice heard! Early voting runs until Sunday, November 2nd, and Election Day is Tuesday, November 4th! Polls open from 6AM to 7PM! Have you received your voting information card? Check your voter registration status here. Seeking to empower voters to make more [...]
This month CAIR launched Islamophobia.org, a website dedicated to documenting and exposing groups, as well as individuals, promoting Islamophobia in the United States.
Join CAIR-Chicago on Friday, October 24 at 7:45 pm, at the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park for a panel discussion on the reality and myths of online radicalization. CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab and Staff Attorney Rabya Khan, and other panelists, will share their thoughts with community members followed by a Q + A.
Yesterday, CAIR-Chiacgo’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, was interviewed on how Muslim communities face Islamophobic backlash for the actions of the extremist group the “Islamic State.”
As US starts to become more involved in the fight against ISIS, CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, points out the other forces in the region the US still turns a blind eye to. See more videos by following our channel on YouTube CLICK HERE
As recent events in Chicago, and around the world, fuel the debate surrounding the threat of groups like ISIS and the U.S. governments role in combating them. CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab talks with CBS 2 about how the Muslim community confronts extremist rhetoric. See more videos by following our channel on YouTube CLICK HERE