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Anti-Boycott Resolution Rejected in Illinois State Senate Committee

April 2, 2014, Chicago – Yesterday afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee of the Illinois Senate rejected Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 59, proposed by Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago), that urged Illinois university and college presidents to condemn academic boycotts as a form of protest.

ACTION ALERT – Your Support Needed Again to Stop Anti-Boycott Resolution in Illinois Legislature

While we were able to mobilize opposition to Senate Bill 3017, its sponsor, Senator Ira Silverstein, has introduced a toxic resolution,SJR 59, which is scheduled for a hearing on Tuesday, April 1 at 4 p.m. in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Many of you have responded to previous calls for action on this and other attacks on [...]

SOUTHTOWN STAR: Worship continues at Orland Park mosque as police investigate gunshot

Following the shooting, the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations had called on the FBI to investigate it as a hate crime. McCarthy said Wednesday he’s spoken with the bureau, and that although it’s not involved in the investigation, “we are keeping them apprised” of the department’s probe.

HUFFINGTON POST: Group Calls For FBI Hate Crime Probe After Bullet Pierces Mosque During Morning Worship

“Had it been aimed lower and gone through a window, I personally believe it could have killed someone, if not injured them very seriously. So that is not lost of anyone and is much cause for concern, and fear, really,” CAIR-Chicago executive director Ahmed Rehab told WGN

SOUTHTOWN STAR:Bullet fired at Orland Park mosque during early morning prayer service

The office had asked the FBI to step in and investigate the incident as a hate crime but had not received a response from the bureau as of late Tuesday, Karoluk said. CAIR also asked Orland Park police for increased patrols around the mosque.

WGN:Shot fired at Orland Park mosque[VIDEO]

Orland Park police are investigating but the investigation may expand to the federal level as well. The prayer center is working with the Chicago chapter of CAIR in asking the FBI to investigate this as a hate crime.

SUNTIMES:Bullet fired at Orland Park mosque during prayer service

CAIR said Orland Park police were contacted and are investigating. Orland Park police could not be reached for comment.

FOX32:Bullet fired at Orland Park mosque during prayer service

No one was hurt when the single shot was fired through the dome of the Orland Park Prayer Center a few minutes after 6 a.m. during the Fajr, or break-of-dawn prayer, according to a statement from the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

ABC7: Orland Park Mosque Hit by Bullet During Morning Prayer Service[VIDEO]

“We need to take these incidents very seriously and that is why we wanted to emphasize for all authorities involved, whether local police or FBI, to look through all the possibilities,” said Agnieszka Karoluk, senior communications coordinator, CAIR.

CBS2: Bullet Fired At Orland Park Mosque During Prayer Service[VIDEO]

“We’re very happy that no one was hurt and because it happened at such an early time, 6:05 for Fajr prayer, that is when most mosques have the least amount of people in them, at least in the United States because it is so early,” said CAIR spokeswoman Agnieszka Karoluk.

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