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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

Fox 32 Chicago: Ahmed Rehab responds to controversial billboard in Chicago[VIDEO]

An anti-snoring billboard, showing an American soldier embracing a Muslim woman, is creating a buzz in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.

Chicago Jewish Activist: Why We Work With Our Local CAIR Chapter in Chicago

Asaf Bar-Tura from the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs communicates the importance of the long-standing partnership between his organization and CAIR-Chicago.

Chicago Tribune: Rizza Cadillac created hostile environment for Muslim, Arab staff

The Chicago Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations separately identified the targets of the alleged harassment as Medhat Adawy, his son Adam and Mohammed El-Hajjami. It said the harassment occurred from January 2007 to November 2009 and blamed Rizza Cadillac’s finance manager at the time.

NBC5 News: Muslim group sues city of Des Plaines [VIDEO]

The American Islamic Center is suing the city of Des Plaines for violating its religious freedoms. NBC5 reports.

CBS2: Chicago Islamic group sues Des Plaines for discrimination [VIDEO]

CBS2 reports on the lawsuit CAIR-Chicago filed against the city of Des Plaines for refusing to issue a zoning permit for the American Islamic Center.

WBBM 780: American Islamic Center files lawsuit against Des Plaines city council [AUDIO]

WBBM Radio’s Bob Conway shares news of the case filed on Monday, September 16 against the city of Des Plaines, alleging that members of the city council were discriminatory in their refusal to issue an Islamic center’s zoning permit request.

WGN Radio: Suit filed in district court against Des Plaines [AUDIO]

WGN AM Radio reports on the recent case brought forth by CAIR-Chicago on behalf of the Bosnian American Islamic Center against the city of Des Plaines.

CLTV: CAIR-Chicago files lawsuit against city of Des Plaines [VIDEO]

CAIR-Chicago announced on Monday, September 16 that it has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the American Islamic Center against Des Plaines, IL. CLTV Evening News reports.

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