Tagged ‘Chicago Sun-Times’

Letter to the Sun-Times Re: ISIS in Chicago

Tuesday’s headline from the Chicago Sun-Times, “ISIS in Chicago”, was not only sensational but inaccurate and misleading. A more accurate headline would have been: “A Chicagoan in ISIS?” (The added question mark underscoring that it is as of yet an allegation, not a finding).

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.”

SUN TIMES: Muslim woman says people friendlier when hat, scarf cover hijab

Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Chicago, said his mother and sister have had similar experiences. He said he first began to understand what Muslim women who wear the hijab experience when he walked with his sister in a mall after she started wearing it.

“People would stare at her, and I would stare at them,” he said. “She on the other hand would just look ahead saying, ‘I won’t let it bother me.’ ”

He said the message of Suleiman’s experience is “just like a book, don’t judge a woman by her cover.”

Chicago Sun Times: Local community organizer takes over National Partnership for New Americans

“I’d definitely say he’s an iconic figure in the movement,” says Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, who counts Hoyt as a mentor.

By “movement,” Rehab was referring to the broader social justice movement, not just immigration

Chicago Sun-Times: Police trainer’s class canceled after group calls him ‘bigot’

A state law-enforcement board and Lombard officials canceled plans for anti-terrorism trainer Sam Kharoba after a Muslim advocacy group labeled him a “Muslim bigot” and claimed he would be “promoting hate.”

Critical praise for racial profiling: Responding to Hedy Weiss

Jamil Khoury of Silk Road Rising responds to a review by Hedy Weiss, a Chicago Sun-Times theater critic, in which she advocates for racial profiling to prevent terrorism.

Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Muslim leader rips ‘Blow Your Brains Out’ doll

A joke birthday card that depicts an Islamic girl doll as a suicide bomber who’ll “Blow Your Brains Out” drew criticism Satuday as “bigoted and moronic” from a leader of the Chicago area’s Muslim community.

Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Muslims hoping Islamophobia doesn’t rise in light of Boston attacks

The Chicago Sun-Times reports on the Friday’s press conference concerning CAIR-Chicago’s response to the Boston bombings.

Chicago Sun-Times: Local Muslim group reclaiming ‘Islam’ with ‘MyJihad’ campaign

A month after an ultra conservative group plastered controversial “Defeat Jihad” ads on 10 CTA buses and likened Muslims to “savages,” a local Muslim group countered back with a campaign to “reclaim Islam” and educate the country about the true meaning of the word “Jihad.”

Controversial ‘defeat jihad’ ads show up on CTA buses

CAIR-Chicago’s Director Ahmed Rehab speaks to the Chicago Sun Times about controversial ads on CTA buses, and shares plans of advertising the “My Jihad” national campaign.

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