We are proud to present CAIR-Chicago’s 2012 documentary – A Future Without Bigotry – which features interviews with staff and interns and highlights the efforts of the CAIR-Chicago team.
A feeling of suspicion has swept over American-Muslims, leaving some distrustful of others in their own community.
Among the over 1200 attendees were Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez, MPAC spokeswoman Edina Lekovich, author Salahuddin Khan, Sheikh Kifah Mustapha, and Professor John Esposito.
McCarthy is the first Chicago Police Superintendent to have attended a CAIR-Chicago annual banquet, according to CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab. Rehab said even if McCarthy knew of the spying effort in Newark, he believes that McCarthy did not intend to target Muslims maliciously.
For the first time in public, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy promised his department will never conduct blanket surveillance of Muslims like the New York Police Department did in Newark, N.J., when he was chief there.
Members and supporters of the Muslim-American community were recognized for defending the civil and constitutional rights of Muslim- Americans, and Americans as a whole.