Traditionally, in Islam, the term jihad means ‘striving in the way of God” or more simply, struggle. For many Americans, the term jihad has come to have negative and violent connotations. An advertising campaign in America’s public transport system is trying to change that.
CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Aymen Abdel Halim is scheduled to present a lecture entitled “The Media and Islam” on Wednesday, March 13th at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
America is supposed to be the land of the free, home of the brave, where dreams come true, and where religion can be practiced openly. If only those words were true. How is it possible to be free and brave when society is too afraid to let you?
On the Feb. 7 edition of Hannity, conservative pundit and show host Sean Hannity raised concerns over allegedly controversial comments made by CIA Director nominee John Brennan in 2009.
CAIR-Chicago is now seeking a Public Law Initiative Fellow (PILI) for Summer 2013! Fellows will work closely with CAIR-Chicago’s Litigation Director and Staff Attorney defending civil rights, fighting bigotry, and promoting tolerance.
CAIR-Chicago is currently accepting applications for law clerks for Summer 2013 and Fall 2013! Apply today to join the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization.
A recent symposium on Islamophobia was held at American Islamic College titled, “Facing religious intolerance: Islamophobia in the 21st. century.” Panel members included Ahmed Rehab, Nathan Lean and Dr. Farid Hafez.
On Thursday, March, 14, 2013, CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Aymen Abdel Halim will be speaking about U.S. media portrayals of Islam and Muslims at an event hosted by Carthage College as a part of their first Diversity Summit.
Medill Reports Chicago interviews CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, about the #MyJihad campaign.
We have changed the date of our Annual Banquet to Saturday, May 4, 2013. Please make sure to save the date and RSVP today!