A police counterterrorism training seminar in Lombard was canceled Friday following objections from an Islamic group who have called the main presenter an “anti-Muslim bigot.”
Suburban Chicago authorities canceled a class over objections from advocacy group claiming the trainer and his teachings are anti-Muslim.
The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on Illinois law enforcement authorities to drop Sam Kharoba, a notorious anti-Muslim bigot, as a counterterrorism trainer.
The Cair-Chicago office is protesting against Sam Kharoba’s trainings stating his teaching materials contain inaccuracies and stereotypes.
A Chicago Muslim advocacy group is calling on the Illinois Terrorism Task Force and others involved with law enforcement training here to drop Sam Kharoba from an anti-terrorism training program, dubbing him “a notorious anti-Muslim bigot.”
WGN-AM 720 spoke with CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, about the trainings scheduled with local police from known anti-Muslim bigot Sam Kharoba.
Jamil Khoury of Silk Road Rising responds to a review by Hedy Weiss, a Chicago Sun-Times theater critic, in which she advocates for racial profiling to prevent terrorism.
Voice of America-Bahasa Indonesia wrote about CAIR-Chicago’s fifth annual ‘Taste of Chicago’ on July 17, providing iftar to 300 people at CAIR-Chicago’s office in downtown Chicago.
Check out this interview with Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson and Yahala Voice about the “Taste of Ramadan” Iftar.
Listen to CAIR-Chicago Outreach and Government Affairs Coordinator Gerald Hankerson discuss the success of CAIR-Chicago’s 5th Annual “Taste of Ramadan,” which occurred on July 17,2013, and the tradition of Ramadan on WBEZ.