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NBC5: Muslim Group Sues Des Plaines for Denying Community Center

A Muslim organization has sued a suburban Chicago community for allegedly violating its rights to freedom of religion by denying it permission to open a community center.

Chicago Sun-Times: Islamic group sues Des Plaines for rejecting planned mosque

The Chicago Sun-Times covers the recent controversy in Des Plaines over the city’s denial to issue a zoning permit to the American Islamic Center.

Des Plaines Journal: Bosnian Muslim Group Sues Des Plaines

The American Islamic Center of Chicago filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city of Des Plaines claiming the city violated its Constitutional rights by denying a zoning amendment to open a Bosnian Islamic religious and community center.

Associated Press: Islamic center sues Des Plaines for discrimination

The Associated Press reports on a lawsuit filed against the city of Des Plaines for refusing to approve a request for a zoning permit to the American Islamic Center.

Daily Herald: Muslim group sues Des Plaines for denying religious center

The Daily Herald reports on the American Islamic Center’s lawsuit against the city of Des Plaines for its refusal to approve a zoning permit for its religious and educational institution.

Islamic Center sues City of Des Plaines for zoning denial

CAIR-Chicago has joined the law offices of Anthony J. Peraica to file a complaint in federal court on behalf of the American Islamic Center against the City of Des Plaines.

“The Muslims Are Coming!” and the better angels of our nature

The Muslims are Coming!, directed by Dean Obeidallah and Negin Farsad, is part mockumentary, part adventure story. The movie provides a compelling portrait of a roguish group of Muslim comedians who bring their stand up show to venues across the Southern United States and the reactions they receive from audiences and interactions on the street.

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CAIR-Chicago welcomes a new staff member!

CAIR-Chicago proudly welcomes Austin Huette as our newest staff member. Thanks to former Communications Coordinator Ambreen Zuberi for her spirited contributions!

CAIR-Chicago’s 500th intern graduates! [PHOTOS]

Last week, interns and law clerks attended a ceremony where their work was personally commended. Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson announced that the ceremony marks the 500th intern to have graduated from CAIR-Chicago’s Internship program!

Islamic art film screening and panel on August 29th

Join CAIR-Chicago, the Illinois Humanities Council, and Inner-City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) for a film screening and panel discussion of Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World, a documentary film narrated by Susan Sarandon.

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