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.”
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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.
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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.
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 [...]
Gerlad Hankerson, CAIR-Chicago’s Outreach Coordinator will join CAIR-UIUC today for their first general body meeting and an activist workshop! Millennial Facing Crossroads: Exploring the Politics of Identity “Whether it’s the advent of free speech and academic boycotts on campus, racial tensions in Ferguson, or the rise of militant terrorist groups half-way across the globe, the [...]
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