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Kashmir: History, Context, and Consequences presentation on March 20th

This presentation is part of a series of events by The University of Chicago Kashmir Society, which is raising awareness of this complex issue and seeking solutions for different aspects of this conflict.

Guilty by Activism, The Use of Grand Juries: Punishing Dissent event on March 15th

CAIR-Chicago Litigation Director Kevin Vodak along with fellow community organization representatives will be speaking to the FBI’s use of grand juries in hindering and punishing anti-war activists.

2012 Banquet Wrap Up – Numbers/Photos

On behalf of our chairman, Dr. Mazen Kudaimi, the board of directors, staff, and volunteers, we wish to thank you for making our 8th Annual Banquet a memorable and enjoyable evening!

CAIR-Chicago’s 8th Annual Banquet: A Future Without Bigotry

Among the over 1200 attendees were Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez, MPAC spokeswoman Edina Lekovich, author Salahuddin Khan, Sheikh Kifah Mustapha, and Professor John Esposito.

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WBEZ: McCarthy publicly reassures Muslims

McCarthy is the first Chicago Police Superintendent to have attended a CAIR-Chicago annual banquet, according to CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab. Rehab said even if McCarthy knew of the spying effort in Newark, he believes that McCarthy did not intend to target Muslims maliciously.

Huffington Post: Garry McCarthy, Chicago Police Chief, Pledges No NYPD-Esque Spying On Muslims

For the first time in public, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy promised his department will never conduct blanket surveillance of Muslims like the New York Police Department did in Newark, N.J., when he was chief there.

ABC 7 News: CAIR-Chicago banquet promotes A Future Without Bigotry

Members and supporters of the Muslim-American community were recognized for defending the civil and constitutional rights of Muslim- Americans, and Americans as a whole.

Chicago Now: My Enormous Respect for Garry McCarthy

Hesham Hassaballa comments on his great experience at CAIR-Chicago’s 8th annual banquet on Saturday, March 3rd.

The Wall Street Journal: Chicago police chief pledges no NYPD-style spying

CAIR Executive Director Ahmed Rehab praised McCarthy for his “heartfelt” sincerity and taking the initiative to attend, and the audience applauded when the chief said police need to work with the city’s communities to prevent crime and terrorism.

CBS: McCarthy Pledges No NYPD-Style Spying On Muslims

CAIR Executive Director Ahmed Rehab praised McCarthy for his “heartfelt” sincerity and taking the initiative to attend, and the audience applauded when the chief said police need to work with the city’s communities to prevent crime and terrorism.

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