On Thursday April 26th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA (HR 3523) by a vote of 248 to 168. The bill will now move to the Senate for a vote, and we are urging you to contact your Senate representatives to help stop the bill!
CISPA has nearly the same threats to privacy that were introduced in SOPA/PIPA, but even more. In addition to violating rights of privacy and internet usage, the CISPA bill contributes to a growing trend of stripping American citizens of their civil liberties.
Just returned from an internal OIC workshop held in Brussels to discuss Islamophobia, Ahmed Rehab, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Chicago Office, asserted that Muslims must do more to fight this scourge.
On Monday, February 6th, Communications Coordinators Aymen Abdel Halim and Amina Sharif presented a lecture on Islam and the media for a class at DePaul University in Lincoln Park.
On January 18th, the Internet went into widespread protest. Major websites like Google and YouTube urged users to contact their representatives and sign petitions against proposed anti-online piracy legislation. Other sites like Wikipedia and Reddit shut down their sites for the day, and encouraged visitors to use the time they would have spent on the site to fight the bill.