Why we Support Chicago 2016
  About   |   Contact   |   Donate   |   Site Map   |   About Islam   |   Activist Corner   >> Today is
Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected the timezone 'UTC' for now, but please set date.timezone to select your timezone. in /home/cairchic/public_html/header.php on line 331
Saturday, May 26, 2018  
Our News
Our Multimedia
CAIR-Chi in the Press
Action Alerts
Press Releases
Media Monitor
Hate Watch
The Scoop
Civil Rights Center
Intern Center
Volunteer Center
Career Center
Resource Center
Report An Incident
Write to the Media
Request A Speaker
Make A Donation
Become A Member
Annual Events
Our Partners
The Mobilizer Blog
MYLS Website
Our Old Site | Oldest
Contact us

CAIR-Chicago Meets With Dorothy Brown

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Yaser Tabbara and Civil Rights Coordinator Christina Abraham met with the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Dorothy Brown, to discuss a case involving racist and derogatory comments made by courthouse employees about Arabs, and retaliation against an employee for coming forward to investigators about the incident.

The incident was reported to CAIR-Chicago in April, and involved a Muslim man overhearing the comments while conducting business at the courthouse. Comments such as, “The only good Arab is a dead Arab,” were heard being said by four courthouse employees. Upon hearing of the incident, CAIR-Chicago immediately contacted courthouse officials regarding the problem, and an investigation by the Cook County Circuit Court was initiated as a result. It was later reported to CAIR-Chicago that courthouse employees were encouraged by supervisors to lie to investigators about the incident, being told, “Say whatever it takes to make the problem go away,” so that the four employees involved would not get into trouble. When an employee who had overheard the comments being made came forward to investigators about what the incident, she experienced severe retaliation by supervisors and co-workers, even receiving anonymous death threats.

CAIR-Chicago will continue to work with Ms. Brown in order to ensure that all employees involved are disciplined appropriately and that courthouse employees are trained to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner to all visitors of the courthouse, despite their race or religion.

Copyright © 2005,

First Name:

Last Name:


I liked it          I didn't like it    I am indifferent   



28 E. Jackson Blvd, Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60604 | T: (312) 212-1520 | F: (312) 212-1530
| Our News | News Briefs | Action Alerts | Press Center | Events/Workshops | In the News | Volunteer Center | Media Monitor | Resource Center | Report An Incident |
Request A Speaker | Make A Donation | Downloads | Multimedia | The Scoop | Our Partners | Careers | Interns | Newsletter | Contact Us | Proud To Be Muslim |
All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2005-2011 © CAIR Chicago. Questions or Comments, Email

Site Designed by