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Understanding Sharia Law

Due to ignorance and fear, there are proposals to ban Sharia law from being incorporated into or superceding the U.S. Constitution. However, Sharia is simply a code of conduct for Muslims to lead healthy and peaceful lives and poses no threat to non-Muslim societies.

Litigation Director Kevin Vodak wins citizenship case

CAIR-Chicago’s Litigation Director Kevin Vodak recently won a naturalization court case for a Muslim American whose citizenship application had been denied by USCIS.

Aqsa School Students critique media portrayals of Islam

On May 30th, 2012, students from Aqsa School in Bridgeview participated in an activist-oriented media monitoring training at CAIR-Chicago.

Worldview, NPR: Ahmed Rehab discusses fate of Egyptian Presidential elections

CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab joins Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell to discuss potential outcomes of the Presidential election in Egypt.

USA TODAY: Proposed mosques spark opposition in some U.S. communities

CAIR-Chicago’s Litigation Director, Kevin Vodak, comments on the struggles of the Irshad Learning Center and the opposition to proposed mosques in the U.S.

Staff Attorney Rabya Khan presents “Know Your Rights” training on June 3rd

On June 3rd, 2012, CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Rabya Khan will be presenting a “Know Your Rights” training at the MSI Masjid in Glendale Heights, IL.

WTTW Chicago Tonight: Ahmed Rehab speaks on NATO’s history and future

On May 15th, CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab joined John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Dr. Zaher Sahloul of the Syrian American Medical Society for a discussion on NATO’s history and its future.

Post-9/11 Targeting of Muslims: Naming the Victims, Naming the Repression – May 17th

Join CAIR-Chicago at 7 p.m. on Thursday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Logan Square for a presentation by Lynne Jackson, co-founder of Project SALAM (Support and Legal Advocacy for Muslims).

Jackson will discuss the tactics used in preemptive prosecution, through examples of several cases already prosecuted in the federal courts; SAMs and solitary confinement; and identify the effects of isolation, excessive sentences, and CMUs on prisoners and their families.

Private Prisons for Profit – Not in our backyard

Prison privatization comes with serious potential of injustices in regards to safety of prisoners, manipulation of justice, conflict of interests, and overall questioning the legitimacy of the concept in which corporations can handle government assigned facilities.

An Evening on Islam and Muslims in Indonesia and Malaysia – May 16th

Professor Wan Mohd Nor Wan Daud will highlight new developments within the regions and discuss Indonesian and Malaysian cultures and traditions.

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