Tagged ‘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.

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director moderates The Square (Al Midan) screening

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.

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Chicago Sun Times: Local community organizer takes over National Partnership for New Americans

“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

CAIR-Chicago executive director Ahmed Rehab speaks at Nelson Mandela memorial

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).

Fox 32 Chicago: Ahmed Rehab responds to controversial billboard in Chicago[VIDEO]

An anti-snoring billboard, showing an American soldier embracing a Muslim woman, is creating a buzz in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.

Fourth Presbyterian Church holding immigration panel discussion

The Fourth Presbyterian Church is holding an immigration reform panel discussion today, November 21st, at 6:30 pm in Chicago.

Chicago Sun-Times: Holy month unites Chicago Muslims

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg profiles Chicago’s diverse Muslim community in time for the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.

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