Whether purposeful or unwitting — which is quite possible by the way — our disposition to the narrative of the East/West divide, the invading hordes, the clash of civilizations is a timid yet omnipresent undercurrent in mainstream consciousness.
Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says he was not necessarily “emotionally offended” by the cartoons, but he did find them to be “in poor taste.”
I am not Charlie. I am not the terrorist either. I do not have to be Charlie to loathe the terrorists, and I do not have to resort to terrorism to register my displeasure with Charlie.
This month CAIR launched Islamophobia.org, a website dedicated to documenting and exposing groups, as well as individuals, promoting Islamophobia in the United States.
This past Friday on June 27, Arun Kundnani, author of The Muslims Are Coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror visited CAIR-Chicago to discuss his latest book.
Join Dr. Arun Kundnani in discussing his new book, “The Muslims are coming!: Islamophobia, Extremism and the Domestic War on Terror”, in which he addresses issues of race, Islamophobia, political violence, and surveillance.
A Morton Grove man has been sentenced to 30 months of probation and fined after he pleaded guilty to firing a “high-velocity air rifle” at a Morton Grove mosque during Ramadan services two years ago, court records show.
A small number of releases of Guantanamo detainees have taken place. The way this is being presented by the Obama administration, and covered in the media, distorts what is really happening, and the whole meaning of Guantanamo. The administration evades the fact that only 8 of the remaining 155 men at Guantanamo were ever charged with a crime, and that certainly the rest should never have been there at Guantanamo in the first place.
Asaf Bar-Tura from the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs communicates the importance of the long-standing partnership between his organization and CAIR-Chicago.
Amid protests from a Muslim civil liberties group, local police training officials have called off an anti-terrorism course for officers scheduled for Monday in Lombard that was to have been taught by an instructor the group regards as anti-Muslim.