Tagged ‘Executive Director’

Ahmed Rehab to give keynote address at UW-Madison “Understanding Islamophobia” event

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, will give the keynote address at a UW-Madison event entitled “Understanding Islamophobia in America” on Friday, October 19th.

Daily Herald: Suburban Muslims use positive campaigns to counter anti-Islam messages

Suburban Muslims are using social media and other positive campaigns to counter anti-Islam messages in the wake of global protests — some violent — over a controversial video about Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, and anti-Muslim posters plastered in New York City subway stations.

Chicago Tribune: Muslim grave site in Evergreen Park vandalized again

A grave site in the Muslim section of Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park has been defaced for the second time in two weeks.

MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago responds to vandalism of Muslim grave

CAIR-Chicago held a protest downtown condemning hate and Islamophobia and it’s media department gave numerous interviews addressing the recent desecration of a Muslim man’s grave in Evergreen Park, IL.

Salon.com: Eight attacks, 11 days

“How long are we going to go pretending like there is no relationship between this acquiescence of hatred and politics and the inclination of violence on the ground?” asked Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago. “You cannot demonize a community and then be surprised when they’re under attack.”

MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago’s reaction to anti-Muslim attacks in Ill., Governor Pat Quinn Speaks Out

CAIR-Chicago gave numerous interviews on different media venues addressing the recent anti-Muslim attacks in Morton Grove and Lombard, Ill., while also receiving a statement from governor Pat Quinn, condemning the attacks.

MEDIA DIGEST: Standing up to Congressman Joe Walsh

CAIR-Chicago’s media department gave over 20 interviews on 16 different media venues calling out Congressman Joe Walsh’s bigoted comments on Islam and Muslims. The following digest includes a selection of these interviews.

ABC 7: Chicago activist, Ahmed Rehab, in Egypt for election results

Mohammed Morsi was declared Egypt’s first democratically elected president on Sunday. CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab reports live from Tahrir Square.

NPR, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab gives update from Egypt on the presidential elections

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, gives an update from Egypt on the elections, the revolution, and the historic events taking place.

Fox News, O’Reilly Factor: Ahmed Rehab responds to NYPD spying on Muslims

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, discusses the NYPD surveillance of Muslims in New York and New Jersey on “The O’Reilly Factor”.