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SUN TIMES: ‘The Okra’ website offers satire with a Muslim twist

The satirical website, launched by the Muslim-American duo, features headlines including: “Report: Arab Summit After-Party Gets ‘Totally Awkward’ when Muslim Brotherhood Show Up,” “43-Year-Old Bachelor Thinks He ‘Still Has Shot’ Marrying 20-Something Girls” and “Media Outlets Furious Ethiopian Hijacker Was Not Muslim.”

Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) Roundup

The panels touched on key issues revolving around the online realm and its uses in carving a raw space for community conversation on taboo issues facing the millennial generation, particularly those in the Muslim community, as well as how social media can be most efficiently utilized for activism, coalition building, and amplifying one’s voice.

CAIR-Chicago reponds to Megyn Kelly on FOX NEWS on “Honor Diaries” Screenings

CAIR-Chicago Senior Communications Coordinator Agnieszka Karoluk appeared on FOX news’: The Kelly File to discuss the funding behind “Honor Diaries”

Anti-Boycott Resolution Rejected in Illinois State Senate Committee

April 2, 2014, Chicago – Yesterday afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee of the Illinois Senate rejected Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 59, proposed by Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago), that urged Illinois university and college presidents to condemn academic boycotts as a form of protest.

ACTION ALERT – Your Support Needed Again to Stop Anti-Boycott Resolution in Illinois Legislature

While we were able to mobilize opposition to Senate Bill 3017, its sponsor, Senator Ira Silverstein, has introduced a toxic resolution,SJR 59, which is scheduled for a hearing on Tuesday, April 1 at 4 p.m. in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Many of you have responded to previous calls for action on this and other attacks on [...]

SOUTHTOWN STAR: Worship continues at Orland Park mosque as police investigate gunshot

Following the shooting, the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations had called on the FBI to investigate it as a hate crime. McCarthy said Wednesday he’s spoken with the bureau, and that although it’s not involved in the investigation, “we are keeping them apprised” of the department’s probe.

HUFFINGTON POST: Group Calls For FBI Hate Crime Probe After Bullet Pierces Mosque During Morning Worship

“Had it been aimed lower and gone through a window, I personally believe it could have killed someone, if not injured them very seriously. So that is not lost of anyone and is much cause for concern, and fear, really,” CAIR-Chicago executive director Ahmed Rehab told WGN

SOUTHTOWN STAR:Bullet fired at Orland Park mosque during early morning prayer service

The office had asked the FBI to step in and investigate the incident as a hate crime but had not received a response from the bureau as of late Tuesday, Karoluk said. CAIR also asked Orland Park police for increased patrols around the mosque.

WGN:Shot fired at Orland Park mosque[VIDEO]

Orland Park police are investigating but the investigation may expand to the federal level as well. The prayer center is working with the Chicago chapter of CAIR in asking the FBI to investigate this as a hate crime.

SUNTIMES:Bullet fired at Orland Park mosque during prayer service

CAIR said Orland Park police were contacted and are investigating. Orland Park police could not be reached for comment.

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