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CAIR-Chicago 10th Annual Gala Round-up [photos]

Dear CAIR-Chicago Supporters, On behalf of our chairman, Dr. Mazen Kudaimi, the board of directors, staff, and volunteers, we wish to thank you for making our 10th Anniversary Gala a memorable and enjoyable evening! The feedback has been positive with some suggesting that this was one of the most pleasant banquets yet. We were humbled [...]

CAIR-Chicago 10th Anniversary Gala covered by ABC7 Chicago!

The Council on American Islamic Relations is marking its tenth anniversary by celebrating the diversity of the Muslim American community.

CAIR-Chicago Joins The Illinois Coalition to Protect Academic Freedom and Free Speech

CAIR-Chicago joins The Illinois Coalition to Protect Academic Freedom and Free Speech that formed in response to anti-boycott legislation introduced in the Illinois State Senate.

CAIR-Chicago launches 2014 Primary Election Voter Guide! Primary Elections on Tuesday!

CAIR-Chicago is proud of the great work of the Government Affairs Department in creating the comprehensive 2014 Primary Election Voter Guide.

PHOTOS: CAIR-Chicago Participates in CIOGC Press Conference for Syrian Children Awareness Day

On Friday, March 14, 2014 CAIR-Chicago attended the Chicago Muslims, interfaith leaders urge prayer and fasting for Syria’s children press conference.

PRESS RELEASE: CAIR-CHICAGO ANNOUNCES SYRIAN ASYLUM PROJECT WITH FIRST WIN

CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Rabya Khan recently won an asylum case for a Syrian physician based on past persecution and a well founded fear of future persecution by the Syrian regime. Due to the gravity of the current Syrian refugee crisis, CAIR Chicago is launching a Syrian Asylum Project to handle asylum cases on behalf of Syrian refugees.

Keep Up Pressure on Illinois State Legislature to Kill the Bill Restricting Academic Freedom, Free Speech

Illinois State Senate Bill 3017 would deny funding to public universities that participate in a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. It would, for example, prohibit a faculty member from getting funds to travel to an American Studies Association (ASA) meeting, even if that meeting is unrelated to the boycott, or the professor herself is opposed to the boycott. A college that violates the prohibition would lose all public funds for that academic year. According to the legislation’s sponsor, it was drafted in response to the ASA’s recent resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions, like similar bills around the country.

CAIR-Chicago attends UIC Islamic Awareness Week Banquet

On March 6, CAIR-Chicago Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson spoke on a panel called “Why I chose Islam” at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Islamic Awareness Week.

ACTION ALERT: Stop Passage of Bill Restricting Academic Freedom, Free Speech

Time Sensitive. Last chance to act: Make your voice heard! The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) is calling on its supporters to contact their elected state senators to urge that they drop proposed legislation that would restrict academic freedom and free speech rights.

COMMUNITY ALERT: Phone scam, Fake IRS agent calls

CAIR-Chicago recently received complaints from community members who have received threatening, fraudulent phone calls from unknown callers who claim to be IRS tax agents. These phone scams are targeting recent immigrants, throughout the U.S. Victims are informed that they owe money to the IRS. The callers provide fake names and IRS badge numbers, and they may have the victim’s Social Security Number, family information or other personal information.

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