Whether purposeful or unwitting — which is quite possible by the way — our disposition to the narrative of the East/West divide, the invading hordes, the clash of civilizations is a timid yet omnipresent undercurrent in mainstream consciousness.
Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says he was not necessarily “emotionally offended” by the cartoons, but he did find them to be “in poor taste.”
I am not Charlie. I am not the terrorist either. I do not have to be Charlie to loathe the terrorists, and I do not have to resort to terrorism to register my displeasure with Charlie.
Be a Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) fellow at CAIR-Chicago for the Summer of 2015. Apply today!
CAIR asks for prompt “accountability,” along with changes in law and government policies after the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s use of torture in the years following the 9/11 terror attacks.
Recognizing the vital need to support communities across Chicagoland, CAIR-Chicago continues its efforts to foster dialogue and defend civil rights.
This month CAIR launched Islamophobia.org, a website dedicated to documenting and exposing groups, as well as individuals, promoting Islamophobia in the United States.
CAIR-Chicago is seeking two Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) fellows for the Summer of 2015. Apply today!
Join CAIR-Chicago on Friday, October 24 at 7:45 pm, at the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park for a panel discussion on the reality and myths of online radicalization. CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab and Staff Attorney Rabya Khan, and other panelists, will share their thoughts with community members followed by a Q + A.
Yesterday, CAIR-Chiacgo’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, was interviewed alongside Dr. Robert Pape on the issue of Civil Liberties and National Security since 9/11. “We didn’t act fast enough to stand with the people.” -Ahmed Rehab on American foreign policy towards the Middle-East. The interview can be found here.