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Chicago Public Radio: State Police Revoke Muslim Chaplain’s Appointment

The Illinois State Police have revoked the appointment of the force’s first Muslim chaplain.

CAIR-Chicago Calls Out Steven Emerson’s Islamophobic Smear Campaign

At a press conference today, CAIR-Chicago and an interfaith community coalition responded to a recent decision by the Illinois State Police (ISP) to revoke a chaplaincy position previously extended and confirmed for Imam Kifah Mustafa, a leading Chicago Muslim cleric. (See Press Release HERE))

ISP revoked its decision citing an internet report attacking Imam Kifah that was written and distributed by Steven Emerson, an anti-Muslim blogger who has a well-known reputation for fighting against American Muslim civic participation.
Read FAIR’s detailed expose on Steven Emerson and his dubious work,
HERE

Chicago Tribune: Religion Illinois State Police revoke Muslim chaplain appointee

In a statement, state police officials said Sheikh Kifah Mustapha, the associate director of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, could not serve as a volunteer chaplain “due to information revealed during the background investigation.” State police declined to be more specific.

ABC 7: Illinois State Police Revoke Muslim Cleric’s Chaplaincy

Last December Illinois State Police made history by naming Mustapha the department’s first and only Muslim chaplain. Sheikh Mustapha was one of seven ministers who went through chaplain orientation training in Springfield.

INTERFAITH COALITION TO RESPOND TO REVOCATION OF POLICE MUSLIM CHAPLAINCY

On Wednesday, June 23, the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) together with an interfaith and community coalition will hold a press conference responding to a recent decision by the Illinois State Police (ISP) to revoke a chaplaincy position previously extended and confirmed for Imam Kifah Mustafa, a leading Chicago Muslim cleric.

Chicago Breaking News: State police revoke appointment of Muslim chaplain

Officials from the Illinois State Police have revoked the appointment of a prominent Chicago-area cleric to be its first Muslim chaplain.

In a statement, state police officials said Sheikh Kifah Mustapha, the associate director of the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview, could not serve as a volunteer chaplain “due to information revealed during the background investigation.”

Chicago Tribune, Ahmed Rehab: Contrived cartoon controversy

Ahmed Rehab discusses the recent Muhammad cartoon controversy, this time sparked by Comedy Central’s “South Park”, and provides some context to the various reactions it has garnered – context missing from most media coverage.

Chicago Tribune: Ahmed Rehab: Tariq Ramadan ‘controversial’ message

The controversy surrounding Tariq Ramadan is based on hype spurned by the usual detractors for whom every significant Muslim voice is a foreign fifth column, feigning moderation, and secretly plotting to destroy Western civilization.
For anyone who has actually read any of his books or heard his speeches, Ramadan’s thoughts and positions are unmistakably pro-peace.

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