CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab spoke to students at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Wednesday, March 4th. Rehab spoke about ISIS and the difficulties surrounding the issues of Islamophobia and bigotry in the United States today.
“We need to empower our communities in which to be able to detect that and prevent that before it’s too late,” said Ahmed Rehab, Council on American Islamic Relations.
Ahmed Rehab joined WBEZ Worldview to discuss the impact ISIS is having on the Western world.
CAIR-Chicago spoke with media after a south suburban mosque received violent threats on social media.
CAIR-Chicago is working with local law enforcement and the FBI Chicago office on recent social media violent threats against a south suburban mosque.
Whether purposeful or unwitting — which is quite possible by the way — our disposition to the narrative of the East/West divide, the invading hordes, the clash of civilizations is a timid yet omnipresent undercurrent in mainstream consciousness.
Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says he was not necessarily “emotionally offended” by the cartoons, but he did find them to be “in poor taste.”
I am not Charlie. I am not the terrorist either. I do not have to be Charlie to loathe the terrorists, and I do not have to resort to terrorism to register my displeasure with Charlie.
Yet, whenever there’s an Islamic radical attack, those who fear Muslims anyway demand some sort of collective denouncement from them, as a body, a situation best summed up by Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations in Chicago.
CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, responds to recent attack on the French publication Charlie Hebdo. The heinous crime left 12 dead and lead to a bloody manhunt across Paris.