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.
“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.
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.”
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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.”
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.
After the film was screened, Director Jehane Noujaim and producer Karim Amer Skyped in from New York for an audience Q & A session which was moderated by CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab.
“I’d definitely say he’s an iconic figure in the movement,” says Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, who counts Hoyt as a mentor.
By “movement,” Rehab was referring to the broader social justice movement, not just immigration
On December 15 CAIR-Chicago executive director Ahmed Rehab attended and spoke at “The People’s Memorial Tribute To Nelson Mandela: Celebrating A Life & Legacy” at Beloved Community Christian Church of God in Christ (COGIC).
An anti-snoring billboard, showing an American soldier embracing a Muslim woman, is creating a buzz in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.