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CAIR-Chicago Asks Citibank to Apologize for Hijab Incident

A Citibank security guard reportedly objected to a Muslim woman receiving service because it would encourage more of “them” to come into the bank. Throughout the process, which the Muslim customer described as “humiliating,” the guard allegedly made anti-Muslim remarks.

Executive Director Ahmed Rehab to
Speak at Parliament of World Religions in Australia

About 250 traditions and 10,000 people from around the world are expected to attend the conference. Luminaries in attendance include His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Rehab will be speaking on four panels.

Illinois Muslims to Mark End of Hajj With Prayer and Celebration

On Friday, November 27th, Muslims all over the world and in America will mark the end of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca, or Hajj, with communal prayers and celebrations. Each year, some two million Muslims, including thousands of American Muslims, go for the Hajj pilgrimage. This Islamic holiday is called Eid ul-Adha (EED-al-ODD-ha), or “festival of the sacrifice” and it commemorates the Prophet Abraham’s faithfulness in willing to sacrifice his son (who was then spared) at God’s command, an important historical event in Christianity and Judaism as well.

Muslim Woman Attacked for Wearing headscarf

CAIR-Chicago announced today that it has reached out to the FBI on behalf of a Muslim woman who was a victim of a hate crime and had her headscarf pulled at her local grocery store.
“I expect Tinley Park police and federal investigators to thoroughly examine the incident and vindicate this woman. Racial and religious discrimination shall not be tolerated in our pluralistic society,” said Abraham.

CAIR-Chicago Calls Out IL GOP For Smear Tactics

“The Illinois GOP’s attack strategy seems to try to deflect mounting criticism from voters by smearing those who hold it accountable for its lack of spine. Additionally, the timing of this fishing expedition seeks to stoke anti-Muslim hysteria on the heels of the tragic shootings at Fort Hood,” said CAIR-Chicago in a statement.

U.S. Muslims Condemn Attack at Fort Hood

“We condemn this cowardly attack in the strongest terms possible and ask that the perpetrators be punished to the full extent of the law, ” said CAIR in a statement today. “American Muslims stand with our fellow citizens in offering both prayers for the victims and sincere condolences to the families of those killed or injured.”

COALITION TO PROTEST UNIV. OF CHICAGO’S OLMERT EVENT

Despite an abysmal record on human rights, he has been invited by the University’s Harris School of Public Policy, as a leader with a vision of “achieving prosperity through peace.” CAIR-Chicago’s Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham will address the hypocrisy of this invitation at a press conference outside the event. Also read CAIR-Chicago’s Action Alert regarding this issue,
HERE.

CAIR-Chicago Congratulates President Obama on Nobel Peace Prize

CAIR-Chicago congratulates President Obama for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. “The award acknowledges the noticeable shift in U.S. diplomacy under the Obama administration as seen by his efforts to reach out to Muslims around the world and to increase cooperation with the international community,” said Amina Sharif, Communications Coordinator.

Federal Complaint Filed Against Columbia College On Behalf Of Fired Muslim Instructor

CAIR-Chicago is filing action in federal court today against Columbia College on behalf of a Palestinian Muslim Instructor who claims to have suffered wrongful termination after a student falsely reported that she made an anti-Semitic comment in class.

Muslim Man’s Discrimination Complaint Moves to Trial

The plaintiff’s co-workers and superiors would call him “terrorist,” “sand ni***r” and “camel jockey.” An opinion issued yesterday by federal district court judge Dow notes the precedent set by CAIR-Chicago’s legal victory in Yasin v. Cook County. Dow writes, “There can be little question that, as a court in this district recently concluded, referring to a Muslim of Middle Eastern origin and Arab ancestry as a ‘terrorist’ or ‘bin Laden’ is ‘discriminatory, insulting and humiliating.’”

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