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Join us this Summer and Fall as a Communications, Outreach, or Government Affairs Intern!

CAIR-Chicago is currently seeking Communications, Outreach, and Government Affairs interns who want to work on defending the civil liberties of Muslim Americans, and the civil rights of all Americans.

CAIR-Chicago Reaches out to Congress on Behalf of Muslims

CAIR-Chicago’s Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson and Deputy Director, Sufyan Sohel took a trip to D.C. in an effort to make the community’s issues be heard by the Congress.

CAIR reponds to Megyn Kelly on FOX NEWS on “Honor Diaries” Screenings

CAIR-Chicago Senior Communications Coordinator Agnieszka Karoluk appeared on FOX news’: The Kelly File to discuss the funding behind “Honor Diaries”

JOIN CAIR-CHICAGO AT THE CHICAGO PREMIERE OF “ENEMY OF THE REICH”

Throughout the 1930′s, an unimaginable evil tore through Europe as Hitler’s Third Reich terrorized its way to domination. During these tumultuous times, a young Indian Muslim woman living in Paris found her calling. Noor Inayat Khan grew up in a home that fostered faith and hope. Leading with her heart, she overcame her quiet nature and joined Winston Churchill’s covert operation to give the Allies a new chance at victory. This is her story.

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.

CAIR-Chicago attends Immigration meeting with Rep. Gutierrez and Senator Dick Durbin

On Friday, February 14 CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab joined U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez for an update on the effort to enact comprehensive immigration reform legislation in Congress.

Community Update: American Islamic Center’s Lawsuit Against Des Plaines Proceeding

AIC hopes to proceed with its lawsuit against Des Plaines, who imposed a significant burden on the Center’s religious exercise, as well as discriminating against the Center as a religious institution and based on its Muslim affiliation, the next hearing is set for 3/17/2014.

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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