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,
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.
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.
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.’”
“This is not just an immigration issue; this is a human rights issue. All Americans should unite to fix this broken system that currently denies America a realistic, fair and humane solution to the issue of 10 million undocumented residents of the US,” says CAIR-Chicago Government Affairs Coordinator, Reema Ahmad.
(CHICAGO, 09/10/09) – CAIR-Chicago is hosting a “Taste of Ramadan – Cook-Off and Iftar” this evening at its downtown office. Around one hundred friends and supporters of CAIR-Chicago are expected to attend.
(CHICAGO, IL, 8/28/09) The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today announced that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has determined that Somali Muslim employees at a meatpacking plant in Nebraska faced “unlawful harassment” because of their religion.
The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) announced today that it has filed a complaint in federal court on behalf of a Palestinian Muslim man who claims to have suffered discrimination and wrongful termination by his employer, U.S. Foodservice Inc.
The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) announced today a verdict in favor of an Arab-American correctional officer in a discrimination case CAIR-Chicago Staff attorney, Kevin Vodak, litigated against the Cook County Sheriff’s department pro-bono.
CAIR-Chicago announced today the trial details for a corrections officer’s discrimination case against the Cook County Sheriff’s department.