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CAIR-Chicago’s Communications Coordinator, Amina Sharif to Speak at Lowe’s Townhall – January 15, 2012

Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif will be speaking at a town hall meeting this Sunday at the Orland Park Prayer Center regarding the Lowe’s controversy. All are welcome to attend and share their thoughts.

Carthage College to visit CAIR-Chicago – January 13, 2012

CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinators Aymen Abdel Halim and Leena Saleh will be giving a joint presentation discussing the role of women in Islam and the effect media has on the perception of Muslims in America. Attending will be students from Carthage College who are studying the role of women in the literature and arts of the contemporary Middle East.

The DePaulia: 2012 Defense Act ‘detainment policies without due process’ could apply to American citizens, civil rights

Aymen Abdel Halim, the communications coordinator for Chicago’s Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), described the bill as a violation of citizens’ constitutional and civil rights. “This is kind of a widespread action against all Americans,” he said. “What we are seeing is a continued erosion of our civil liberties.”

ACTION ALERT: Ask Congress to Bar Military Detention of U.S. Citizens

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today calls on Muslims and other people of conscience to ask their elected representatives to support the Due Process Guarantee Act, which would bar the military from detaining U.S. citizens without charge or trial.

Meet Our New Staff Members

CAIR-Chicago proudly welcomes two new communications coordinators to our team. Read about Aymen Abdel Halim and Leena Saleh HERE. We also give a heartfelt thanks to Lyndsey Stemm for her dynamic service at CAIR-Chicago.

Calling All Artists for Cafe Finjan 2012

The Jewish Muslim Community Building Initiative is looking for artists for the upcoming Cafe Finjan on Thursday, March 15, 2012. This year’s Cafe Finjan will feature art that explores the theme “New Roots Chicago: Digging our past and branching into our future.” Apply Today!

Volunteer now for CAIR-Chicago’s 8th Annual Banquet

CAIR-Chicago is looking for volunteers to help with our 8th Annual Banquet on March 3rd, 2012. Volunteer for your community in a positive, fun environment, and earn a FREE ticket to the event! Contact Sufyan Sohel at

Gallup study finds Muslim Americans embrace US civic institutions and religious pluralism

A recent study published by the the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center (ADGC) found, among other things, that Muslim Americans condemn violence more strongly than other religious groups.

President Obama Signs National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

On December 31st, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law. The NDAA allows the capture and indefinite military detention of all U.S. citizens without charge or trial.

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ACTION ALERT: Express your opposition to the President’s signing of NDAA

On December 31st, 2011, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law – allowing the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens around the world.

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