Tagged ‘Bush administration’

Words are power. Joshua Treviño should be held accountable for pro-violence tweets

Former speechwriter for the Bush Administration Joshua Treviño tweeted to his 5,716 followers a message encouraging the IDF to shoot flotilla activists. Such careless and pro-violence remarks made by an individual who represents American leadership ought to be called into question.

Ислам для всех!: Tariq Ramadan called on Muslims of America to learn the concept of “new us”

Ramadan spoke during the sixth annual banquet, organized by CAIR in Chicago. At this year’s event gathered more than fifteen hundred people. Ramadan called on Muslims to adopt a new understanding of themselves, to learn the concept of “new us” – we, as citizens of America, we, as Muslims, who are part of the collective American “we.”

Chicago Tribune: Once barred from U.S., Muslim scholar speaks in Chicago area

Six years after being barred from coming to the U.S. to teach at the University of Notre Dame, the Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan spoke Saturday in suburban Oakbrook Terrace, attributing his presence to new “channels for dialogue” between the U.S. and Islamic scholars and telling American Muslims to treat the U.S. as their home.

First U.S. Appearance–Tariq Ramadan to Speak at
6th Annual CAIR-Chicago Banquet

CAIR-Chicago is pleased to announce that Professor Tariq Ramadan will be the keynote speaker at our 6th Annual Banquet. This will be his first event in the U.S. in nearly six years, since the Bush Administration’s ban. Ramadan was chosen as one of the world’s 100 most influential human beings by TIME magazine and currently teaches at Oxford University.

Please Attend Abdelhaleem Ashqar Trial Sentencing

Dr. Abdelhaleem Ashqar, co-defendant in the case of United States v. Salah, will be sentenced this Thursday, November 8, 2007.

Please Attend Muhammad Salah Trial Sentencing

Mr. Mohammad Salah and Dr. Abdelhaleem Ashqar, codefendants in the case of United States v. Salah, will be sentenced this Wednesday and Friday, respectively.

The Free Lance-Star: Time for a break from the neocons

WASHINGTON–History has shown on more than one occasion that what might be clear to most of us may not seem so obvious to the Bush administration.

ABC 7: Area Muslim leaders working with federal officials (Transcript/Video)

Opinions are divided in the Chicago-area’s Muslim community about the impact of the terror plot arrests. Some fear a backlash. Others are more hopeful.

Media Advisory: Chicago Muslims Call on Bush to Protect Relatives

The Chicago Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) released the following statement in response to the current escalations in the Middle East:

“The whole world is watching, with total dismay and shock, the barbaric destruction of Lebanon by Israel. It is a shame as well a crime that such destruction is happening with the political and financial support of our government.