CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab spoke to students at Chicago-Kent College of Law on Wednesday at the panel “The Arab Spring: Bringing Down Dictators.”
Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago, Ahmed Rehab, takes part in a conversation with Wael Ghonim, a leading Egyptian activist and protest organizer, and Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ’s WorldView on 91.5 FM in Chicago.
It’s hardly breaking news: the far-right Anti-Muslim website FrontPageMag today did what it was created to do: lie about Muslims. Now they are claiming that Illinois Governor Pat Quinn supposedly appointed the “Muslim Brotherhood” to his newly created Muslim Advisory Council.
“Frontpagemag is a joke,” said Ahmed Rehab. “No one I know takes it seriously. It’s a tool of David Horowitz, the Grand Wizard of Islamophobia, the purveyor of other anti-Muslim platforms as the notorious JihadWatch run by his minion, Robert Spencer.
Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, talks to Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell about the protests in Egypt against the country’s military leaders.
CAIR-Chicago hosted a brown bag lecture featuring Joshua Hoyt, the Executive Director of the Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), Lawrence Benito, Deputy Director at ICIRR, Merhdad Azemun from the National Peoples Action, and Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago.
Just back from Egypt, Ahmed Rehab talks to Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell about the state of military rule and sectarian violence as Egypt inches closer to next year’s historic presidential election.
Joshua Hoyt from the Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), discusses the organization of the Egyptian Spring. According to Hoyt, physical courage in the face of police brutality is what led to the overthrow of the dictator, Hosni Mubarak.
Congressman Keith Ellison, accompanied by two American Muslim activists (of Egyptian origin), Ahmed Bedier, the president of United Voices for America, and Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago’s executive director, met on Wednesday, Sept. 29 with a big group of Egyptians, around 70, of all ages and backgrounds, in a location nearby the famous Tahrir Square.
CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab, who participated in the Egyptian revolution on the ground in Tahrir Square, is sharing what he learned from the movement in a webinar.
Today in Cairo, frustrated activists plan to stage another mass protest to accelerate the pace of government reform. In a recent visit to Cairo, Ahmed Rehab, director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and frequent Worldview contributor, met with high-ranking officials and activists to discuss the way forward. He tells Jerome what he thinks the Egyptian people should demand now.