Emara and her moving story are part of a Chicago-based campaign known as #MyJihad, an effort to insert a broader, and more nuanced, definition of jihad into the public discourse. The Arabic term, often mistranslated as holy war or narrowly defined as religiously justified warfare, is at its root actually a synonym for struggle or striving.
CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, will be included as part of a panel to discuss religious bigotry at the American Islamic College on February 23rd.
Come hear the story of the #MyJihad campaign as told by its founder Ahmed Rehab. Learn how a simple idea on Facebook is turning into what some analysts are calling the most important Muslim counter-Islamophobia campaign ever.
Ahmed Rehab discusses the political implications behind Egypt’s possible International Monetary Fund loan in addition to the status of the recent #MyJihad public education campaign.
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CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, appeared on BBC Arabic to discuss the concept of jihad and the #MyJihad public education campaign.
On Sunday, December 16th, UNITED SIKHS joined the South Asian and Sikh community at Palatine Gurdwara to commemorate the passing of House Resolution 1193 (HR 1193).
Ahmed Rehab and Rabya Khan participated in a commemoration for Illinois House Resolution 1193 which addresses hate crimes against minorities including Sikh and Muslim Americans.
The “My Jihad” campaign was founded by Executive Director Ahmed Rehab. The goal is to share, what Rehab calls “The true meaning of Jihad” that is believed and practiced by the majority of Muslims.
There is actually some truth to the claim that Fox News is “Fair and Balanced.” The catch though, is that such treatment only is given to those who subscribe to the network’s right-wing ideology. Anyone else is going to find themselves out of luck.