Tagged ‘Islamophobia’

January 11: A Day to Speak Up Against Islamophobia and Stereotyping

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.

Chicago Jewish Activist: Why We Work With Our Local CAIR Chapter in Chicago

Asaf Bar-Tura from the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs communicates the importance of the long-standing partnership between his organization and CAIR-Chicago.

Chicago Tribune: Police training called ‘anti-Muslim’ canceled

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.

Good News Alert: Illinois Police Departments Cancel Events with Anti-Muslim Trainer

Law enforcement trainings with anti-Muslim bigot Sam Kharoba scheduled for next week in Lombard, Elmhurst and Highland Park have been cancelled, thanks to the efforts of coalition partners, community activists and Village officials.

CAIR-Chicago asks local police to drop anti-Muslim trainings

CAIR-Chicago calls on local police departments in Lombard, Elmhurst and Highland Park to cancel scheduled upcoming trainings by prominent anti-Muslim bigot Sam Kharoba.

Reza Aslan, Fox News and the status Islamophobia in the media

Fox News’ recent interview with Reza Aslan caused waves in the internet world as outwardly Islamophobic. Communications Intern Shaiesha Moore explores the more subtle forms of Islamophobia present in the media that often go unnoticed.

North by Northwestern: Muslim Americans still facing discrimination

CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Maryam Arain shares her thoughts on issues of discrimination and Islamophobia with a Northwestern student.

RT America: Greeting Card company converts child toy into ‘terrorist’ [VIDEO]

RT America interviews CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab for his perspective on the greeting card that features a young Muslim doll as a terrorist threat.

KVOA News: Muslim greeting card- ‘Let me blow you up’

It’s the card that has a small area of the blogosphere a twitter, a card that caught the attention of Chicago`s Council on American Islamic relations.

The Daily Caller: Muslim group urges supporters to call company behind ‘terrorist girl’ greeting card

The civil liberties advocacy organization the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) urged its supporters to hit the phones to condemn the company behind a provocative greeting card that makes light of radical Islamic terrorism.

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