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CAIR-Chicago Welcomes EEOC Decree on Muslim Worker Discrimination Claims

Three Muslim employees alleged hostile work environment, unjust firing from Tinley Park Cadillac dealership. The Chicago Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) has been representing these employees throughout the litigation and filed individual claims on their behalf.

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.

Arab Muslim employees face discrimination at local car dealership

The EEOC filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, September 18, charging a Tinley Park car dealership with harassment of three Arab Muslim employees. CAIR-Chicago will be filing further claims of discrimination on behalf of these employees later this week.

Islamic Center sues City of Des Plaines for zoning denial

CAIR-Chicago has joined the law offices of Anthony J. Peraica to file a complaint in federal court on behalf of the American Islamic Center against the City of Des Plaines.

Good News Alert: Illinois Police Departments Cancel Events with Anti-Muslim Trainer

Law enforcement trainings with anti-Muslim bigot Sam Kharoba scheduled for next week in Lombard, Elmhurst and Highland Park have been cancelled, thanks to the efforts of coalition partners, community activists and Village officials.

CAIR-Chicago asks local police to drop anti-Muslim trainings

CAIR-Chicago calls on local police departments in Lombard, Elmhurst and Highland Park to cancel scheduled upcoming trainings by prominent anti-Muslim bigot Sam Kharoba.

CAIR-Chicago wins judgment for Muslim Center’s freedom of religion

CAIR-Chicago is pleased to announce the decision by Federal District Court Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer on Friday, March 29, 2013, granting summary judgment to its client the Irshad Learning Center, which is an Islamic religious institution primarily serving the Iranian community.

PRESS RELEASE: #MyJihad ad campaign launches in Washington D.C.

Ads for the #MyJihad Campaign, sponsored by CAIR-Chicago, launched today in Washington D.C. and are appearing at the Shaw, Waterfront, Rockville, and Dunn Loring train stations.

PRESS RELEASE: Graffiti sprayed on Muslim cemetery sign in La Grange Park, Illinois

(CHICAGO, IL, 1/15/2013) ­ The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today urged law enforcement authorities to consider a possible bias motive for graffiti targeting the main sign of the Muslim Cemetery of Greater Chicago at Parkholm cemetery in La Grange Park, Ill.

Press Release: “MyJihad” ads now circulating on San Francisco buses, still in Chicago

(CHICAGO, IL, 1/3/2012) — CAIR-Chicago announced today that the “MyJihad Educational Campaign” has officially launched in San Francisco as 35 king-size bus ads started circulating via the Muni bus system.

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