Reflecting on a tumultuous year of Occupy movements and the Arab Spring, the U.S. government has passed not one, but two new anti-protesting laws. With the exclusion of single word – from “willingly and knowingly” to simply “knowingly” – the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act is further restricting Americans first amendment rights.
As more and more Americans use the Internet, anti-Muslim sentiment has found a new platform to spread hate and bigotry. As a result, Muslims have taken to the web to combat this prejudice, and present a more fair, accurate and diverse image of Islam.
CAIR-Chicago’s Staff Attorney Rabya Khan and Communications Coordinators Aymen Abdel Halim and Leena Saleh visited Greyhound employees on March 12th and 13th to deliver cultural awareness presentations in an effort to improve customer relations and to gain a better understanding of the American-Muslim community.
While negative stereotypes of Muslim women are perpetuated through the media, it becomes important to challenge them. This article is the second in a two-part series that dispels common myths that skew the public’s perception of Muslim women.
On March 5th and 6th, CAIR-Chicago participated in CAIR’s 6th Annual Advocacy Days on Capitol Hill. Leaders from more than 20 CAIR offices from across the nation met with Congressional offices representing their home states to draw support against racial profiling and guaranteed protection of due process for all individuals.
A feeling of suspicion has swept over American-Muslims, leaving some distrustful of others in their own community.
CAIR-Chicago Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson was named “Man of Excellence” by North Park University where he is scheduled to speak on March 22nd.
Jewish and Muslim artists, musicians and community members will explore the crossroads we face in Chicago’s political scene, as well as the crossroads of ethnicities, cultures and religions that make our city great. They will find connections through historical roots and share how that can lead to building a better future.
CAIR-Chicago, the Arab-American Action Network (AAAN), Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, Chicago Movement for Palestinian Rights (CMPR), among other local organizations are holding a rally this Saturday in Daley Plaza to urge the community to voice their opposition to policies influenced by fear, Islamophobia, and prejudice.
Just returned from an internal OIC workshop held in Brussels to discuss Islamophobia, Ahmed Rehab, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Chicago Office, asserted that Muslims must do more to fight this scourge.