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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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.
Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago chapter of CAIR, agreed the library was not the right place for ACT! to meet.
“It’s a safe haven for knowledge, education, and enlightenment,” he said. “That place is now being tarnished.”
Litigation Director Kevin Vodak explains how covert immigration policies have translated into institutionalized discrimination against Muslims.
The Chicago Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations separately identified the targets of the alleged harassment as Medhat Adawy, his son Adam and Mohammed El-Hajjami. It said the harassment occurred from January 2007 to November 2009 and blamed Rizza Cadillac’s finance manager at the time.
The American Islamic Center is suing the city of Des Plaines for violating its religious freedoms. NBC5 reports.
CBS2 reports on the lawsuit CAIR-Chicago filed against the city of Des Plaines for refusing to issue a zoning permit for the American Islamic Center.
The EEOC filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, September 18, charging a Tinley Park car dealership with harassment of three Arab Muslim employees. CAIR-Chicago will be filing further claims of discrimination on behalf of these employees later this week.