After a Muslim man reported receiving a threatening text message, CAIR-Chicago contacted the FBI who initiated an investigation into the matter.
CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab, Civil Rights Coordinator Christina Abraham, and Staff Attorney Heena Musabji met with the FBI’s Community Liaison.
CAIR Chicago Staff Attorney Heena Musabji represented a Muslim man, unjustly delayed in obtaining citizenship, in federal court. He has been waiting 2 years and 5 months since he was told he passed his citizenship interview. The Department of Homeland Security points to the FBI name check not being completed as the reason for the [...]
Details: The Springfield Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with the endorsement of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) – Illinois is holding a “Town Hall” Meeting in Peoria, Illinois, for the IL Muslim Community on Saturday, December 9, 2006.
Representatives from DHS will explain some of the reasons behind the delays in processing applications for citizenship.
CAIR-Chicago Communications Director Ahmed Rehab and Civil Rights Coordinator Christina Abraham, along with a number of Muslim community leaders, met with representatives from the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and local FBI and DHS officials.
CAIR-Chicago Legal Advisor Maaria Mozaffar represented a Muslim man who had been contacted by the FBI for a voluntary interview.
Sixteen provisions of the PATRIOT Act were set to expire on December 31, 2005. After a very heated debate, Congress extended the expiring provisions until February 3, 2006. Congress is now getting ready to vote on renewing the Act.
Federal officials have admitted that air monitoring has been secretly made on several residential homes and Muslim sites in Illinois since the 9/11 attacks.
The House and Senate have resolved to finish all business on legislation by the end of this year and several critical issues of civil liberties and immigration are scheduled for review in the NEXT FEW DAYS. CAIR-Chicago is urging all community members to voice their concerns on such legislation.