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Join CAIR-Chicago Friday, October 24th, for a panel discussion on “Online Radicalization: Reality and Myths”

Join CAIR-Chicago on Friday, October 24 at 7:45 pm, at the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park for a panel discussion on the reality and myths of online radicalization. CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab and Staff Attorney Rabya Khan, and other panelists, will share their thoughts with community members followed by a Q + A.

Letter to the Sun-Times Re: ISIS in Chicago

Tuesday’s headline from the Chicago Sun-Times, “ISIS in Chicago”, was not only sensational but inaccurate and misleading. A more accurate headline would have been: “A Chicagoan in ISIS?” (The added question mark underscoring that it is as of yet an allegation, not a finding).

Ahmed Rehab Interviewed on WBEZ’s “The Afternoon Shift” with Niala Boodhoo

Yesterday, CAIR-Chiacgo’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, was interviewed alongside Dr. Robert Pape on the issue of Civil Liberties and National Security since 9/11. “We didn’t act fast enough to stand with the people.” -Ahmed Rehab on American foreign policy towards the Middle-East. The interview can be found here.

Ahmed Rehab Interviewed on WBEZ’s “The Morning Shift” with Tony Sarabia on American-Muslims

Image Source Linked Earlier this Morning CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, was interviewed live along with Mosque Foundation Sheikh Kifah Mustapha on WBEZ this morning at 9:00 am. They spoke on how the perception and treatment of Muslim-Americans has shifted since 9/11. “More Americans who know Muslims in real life situations as neighbors, co-workers, and [...]

VIDEO: Ahmed Rehab on ABC7 Windy City Live

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director joined a panel of religious leaders on ABC7′s Windy City Live. The leaders included a Jewish Rabbi, Catholic priest, and Christian pastor and they discussed various issues such as women’s roles, youth involvement, and core faith beliefs.

URDU TIMES: CAIR-Chicago Issues statement on Kansas Shooting

“Whether Sikhs, Muslims, Jews or anyone, such attacks must be seen as against us all, rather than just the targeted group. Hate hurts us all and we can only weed it out as one front,” said Ahmed Rehab.

SUN TIMES: ‘The Okra’ website offers satire with a Muslim twist

The satirical website, launched by the Muslim-American duo, features headlines including: “Report: Arab Summit After-Party Gets ‘Totally Awkward’ when Muslim Brotherhood Show Up,” “43-Year-Old Bachelor Thinks He ‘Still Has Shot’ Marrying 20-Something Girls” and “Media Outlets Furious Ethiopian Hijacker Was Not Muslim.”

RSVP to CAIR-Chicago’s 10th Anniversary Gala

Our 10th Annual Banquet is set to take place on Saturday, March 15th, 2014, at 7:00 p.m., at Drury Lane in Oakbrook, IL. Please mark your calendars and show your support by attending.

SUN TIMES: Muslim woman says people friendlier when hat, scarf cover hijab

Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Chicago, said his mother and sister have had similar experiences. He said he first began to understand what Muslim women who wear the hijab experience when he walked with his sister in a mall after she started wearing it.

“People would stare at her, and I would stare at them,” he said. “She on the other hand would just look ahead saying, ‘I won’t let it bother me.’ ”

He said the message of Suleiman’s experience is “just like a book, don’t judge a woman by her cover.”

CAIR-Chicago Welcomes New Pentagon Policy on Religious Accommodation

The new rules will make it possible for Sikhs and members of other faiths to receive such waivers routinely, when possible. Orthodox Jewish service members will be allowed to wear yarmulkes while in uniform, and Muslim service members could wear beards and carry prayer beads.

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