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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.

NBC5: CAIR-Chicago Says Shot Fired at Illinois Mosque Could Have Been Deadly [VIDEO]

The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) is calling for an FBI hate crime investigation into the incident.

PALOS PATCH: Shot Fired During Morning Prayer Service at South Suburban Mosque

CAIR-Chicago has contacted the Orland Park Police to request increased security patrols and is asking the FBI to investigate the shooting for a potential bias crime.

ALJAZEERA AMERICA: GROUP WANTS FBI PROBE AFTER GUNSHOT FIRED AT ILLINOIS MOSQUE

“It happened during morning prayers when there were people inside,” Ahmed Rehab, executive director at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Chicago, told Al Jazeera. “It disrupted the prayer and debris fell down from the dome onto people.”

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Bullet hits mosque during prayer service, officials say

“Incidents such as this have a chilling effect on worshippers. No one should have to go to their place of worship worried if they’ll make it back home alive,” Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said in the statement.

CAIR-Chicago Releases 2013 Annual Report

Click here to view the full 2013 Annual Report in pdf format!

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.

SUN TIMES: Muslim woman says people friendlier when hat, scarf cover hijab

Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Chicago, said his mother and sister have had similar experiences. He said he first began to understand what Muslim women who wear the hijab experience when he walked with his sister in a mall after she started wearing it.

“People would stare at her, and I would stare at them,” he said. “She on the other hand would just look ahead saying, ‘I won’t let it bother me.’ ”

He said the message of Suleiman’s experience is “just like a book, don’t judge a woman by her cover.”

Chicago Sun Times: Local community organizer takes over National Partnership for New Americans

“I’d definitely say he’s an iconic figure in the movement,” says Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, who counts Hoyt as a mentor.

By “movement,” Rehab was referring to the broader social justice movement, not just immigration

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