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Activists commemorate Palestinian Prisoner’s Day with solidarity fast

The Chicago Movement for Palestinian Rights (CMPR) held their “Hungry for Justice” dinner and discussion in CAIR-Chicago’s Gallery on April 17th to commemorate Palestinian Prisoner’s Day.

ACTION ALERT: Support the ‘End Racial Profiling’ Act

Racial profiling in the U.S. has led to thousands of people being stopped, interrogated, and discriminated against simply based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, and religion. Today we’re asking you to take a moment to help end racial profiling by law enforcement agencies in America.

CAIR-Chicago’s 2012 Documentary: A Future Without Bigotry

We are proud to present CAIR-Chicago’s 2012 documentary – A Future Without Bigotry – which features interviews with staff and interns and highlights the efforts of the CAIR-Chicago team.

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Understanding modesty – a look at Muslim women

While the misperception that hijab is oppressive to Muslim women exists, the true meaning of hijab suggests the opposite. Hijab is widely deemed as liberating to Muslim women – freeing them from the objectification of their bodies.

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab speaks to students at Chicago-Kent College of Law

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab spoke to students at Chicago-Kent College of Law on Wednesday at the panel “The Arab Spring: Bringing Down Dictators.”

Join CAIR-Chicago at Zaytuna College’s Fundraising Dinner – Sat. April 28th

Join us on Saturday, April 28th, in celebrating Zaytuna College on another successful year of accomplishment and academic growth. They have an exciting opportunity to secure a permanent campus in Berkeley, California, that will firmly root Zaytuna in one of the major intellectual centers of the United States.

Join CAIR-Chicago for Illinois Muslim Action Day in Springfield, Illinois

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago is organizing a statewide day of Action to the Muslim community. Join CIOGC with other Muslim communities to speak to our state legislators in our state capitol. Buses will drive down to Springfield so that all Illinois Muslims may be able to advocate for common good together.

“A Child’s View From Gaza”

A collection of artwork created by children across Gaza depicting life under occupation has been the subject of controversy and censorship in recent years. Armed with magic markers, crayons, and pencils, the children of Gaza have unleashed their most powerful weapon yet: honest yet brutal images depicting life under occupation through the lens of a child.

Khandahar Massacre: Excuses and hypocrisy in media portrayal

On March 11, 2012, 17 civilian lives were lost in three homes in three different locations in Panjwai district – the villages of Alkozai and Najeeban and another settlement known locally as “Ibrahim Khan Houses.” When reports first came out that this mass murder was a result of a rogue U.S. soldier, Staff Sergeant Robert Bales- everyone wanted to find out why he had done this.

CAIR-Chicago presents “Understanding Islamophobia” at Purdue University

On Tuesday, April 3rd, CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab and Staff Attorney, Rabya Khan, presented “Understanding Islamophobia: Free Speech and Bigotry ” at Purdue University in Calumet, Illinois. Rehab engaged students with a discussion about dispelling stereotypes Islam and Muslims, highlighting the problems of hate and racism.

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