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.
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.
A grave site in the Muslim section of Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park has been defaced for the second time in two weeks.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
Mohammed Morsi was declared Egypt’s first democratically elected president on Sunday. CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab reports live from Tahrir Square.
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, gives an update from Egypt on the elections, the revolution, and the historic events taking place.