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Opposing Views: Anti-Muslim Greeting Card Causes Outrage In Chicago

A greeting card picturing a talking Muslim terrorist doll on the front with the message “Hope Your Birthday Is a Blow Out” is causing controversy in Chicago.

Gawker: Here Is Your Tasteless Muslim Terror-Bomber Birthday Greeting Card

Gawker reports on the Islamophobic greeting card distributed by Noble Works and being sold at a store in Lakeview, Chicago.

Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Muslim leader rips ‘Blow Your Brains Out’ doll

A joke birthday card that depicts an Islamic girl doll as a suicide bomber who’ll “Blow Your Brains Out” drew criticism Satuday as “bigoted and moronic” from a leader of the Chicago area’s Muslim community.

On Islam: ‘Terrorist’ Veiled Doll Shocks US Muslims

The featuring of a veiled doll with a message equating Muslims with terrorists and extremists is inviting the outrage of the Muslim community in the United States, in the latest sign of rising Islamophobia in the country.

ABC 7: CAIR banquet honors civil rights [VIDEO]

CAIR-Chicago’s 9th Annual Banquet was featured on ABC 7.

NBC 5: Muslim woman says her faith was attacked in court

CAIR-Chicago is investigating a situation in which a Hammond, IN woman was discriminated against for wearing her hijab in court.

Daily Herald: Elgin event aims to break stereotypes about Islam

“Who Is My Islamic Neighbor?” takes place on May 19,2013 at Elgin Community College. It will include speakers Gerald Hankerson, outreach coordinator for the Chicago Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Mariam Nasser, a teacher at Elgin Academy.

Rusty Humphries Show: Ahmed Rehab shares Muslim community’s reactions to the Boston bombings

Listen to Ahmed Rehab on the Rusty Humphries Show talk about the Muslim community’s reactions to the Boston bombings.

WBEZ 91.5: Ahmed Rehab urges caution when discussing Chechen suspects [AUDIO]

In this hour-long radio interview, Ahmed Rehab joins WBEZ staff to discuss reactions to the Boston Marathon bombings.

WGN 9: CAIR-Chicago cautions Muslims of possible retaliatory violence and harassment [VIDEO]

At a news conference on Friday, April 19th, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director reiterated the Muslim community’s sympathies for the victims of the Boston bombings and cautions the Muslim community of possible retaliatory acts.

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