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
“Celebrating Achievers, Inspiring Believers”
Sunday, November 2, 2014
This week the streets around CAIR-Chicago’s office, have been painted yellow with the brightly t-shirted fans of Chicago Ideas Week (CIW).
In Bridgeview and Justice, Illinois, members of the Arab-American community have lived under surveillance for nearly twenty years. Assia Boundaoui grew up there.
Tuesday’s headline from the Chicago Sun-Times, “ISIS in Chicago”, was not only sensational but inaccurate and misleading. A more accurate headline would have been: “A Chicagoan in ISIS?” (The added question mark underscoring that it is as of yet an allegation, not a finding).
Our office works with a number of youth, immigration, civil rights and interfaith organizations, and we have also presented on these issues with our partner organizations. Please contact our office if you have any questions, suggestions or would like us to come to your community to give a presentation on any of these topics, or meet to discuss any of these issues.