CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab comments on the demonizing of Muslims in the U.S. in this new Al Jazeera piece.
“How long are we going to go pretending like there is no relationship between this acquiescence of hatred and politics and the inclination of violence on the ground?” asked Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago. “You cannot demonize a community and then be surprised when they’re under attack.”
CAIR-Chicago gave numerous interviews on different media venues addressing the recent anti-Muslim attacks in Morton Grove and Lombard, Ill., while also receiving a statement from governor Pat Quinn, condemning the attacks.
CAIR-Chicago’s media department gave over 20 interviews on 16 different media venues calling out Congressman Joe Walsh’s bigoted comments on Islam and Muslims. The following digest includes a selection of these interviews.
The Lombard, Ill. police department are investigating an attack on the College Preparatory School of America – an Islamic school in this Chicago suburb. CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab responds.
Two suburban Islamic institutions apparently were the targets of weekend incidents that caused property damage and raised concerns among Islamic leaders that the attacks were intended to harm worshippers.
Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago discusses Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s dismissal of several top military generals.
The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today called for an FBI hate crime investigation of an acid bomb attack on a Muslim school in that state.
Investigators say David Conrad, 51, lives next to the mosque in Morton Grove. They say he fired a pellet rifle at the building while 500 people prayed inside Friday evening and damaged the mosque.
Members of a suburban mosque say someone took several shots with an air rifle last night at the building’s outer wall in Morton Grove.