Earlier this month CAIR-Chicago held its bi-annual Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) co-sponsored by The University of Illinois at Chicago Muslim Student Association.
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY- Chicago students affiliated with the student group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) will attend an administrative hearing scheduled this Thursday, October 30 to respond to allegations made against the group after Palestinian students lined up on September 9, 2014 to try to register for a Birthright Israel trip to highlight its discrimination against Palestinians.
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).
Our office works with a number of youth, immigration, civil rights and interfaith organizations, and we have also presented on these issues with our partner organizations. Please contact our office if you have any questions, suggestions or would like us to come to your community to give a presentation on any of these topics, or meet to discuss any of these issues.
Image Source Linked Earlier this Morning CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, was interviewed live along with Mosque Foundation Sheikh Kifah Mustapha on WBEZ this morning at 9:00 am. They spoke on how the perception and treatment of Muslim-Americans has shifted since 9/11. “More Americans who know Muslims in real life situations as neighbors, co-workers, and [...]
Join CAIR-Chicago Saturday, August 30th for the Chairman Fred Hampton Annual Street Party.
On July 23, 2014 Iraqi students visited CAIR-Chicago’s office for a workshop to discuss and share their American experience and their interests in sports and the arts.
There have been several high-profile cases in other parts of the country where Muslims got fired over prayer breaks and sued, with mixed outcomes. But the Chicago Council on American-Islamic Relations reports it’s received no formal complaints here.
CAIR-Chicago invites you to attend the National Lawyers Guild National Convention, taking place on September 3-7, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.
This past Friday on June 27, Arun Kundnani, author of The Muslims Are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror visited CAIR-Chicago to discuss his latest book.