Tagged ‘Islamophobia’

WBEZ: Chicago Muslims denounce Congressman Walsh remarks

Muslims in Chicago are denouncing remarks by Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, who said there are radical Muslims in this country who are “trying to kill Americans every week.”

Chicago Sun-Times: Religious figures denounce Rep. Walsh’s comments on Muslims, demand apology

Christian and Jewish figures in Chicago joined a coalition of Muslim groups Friday in denouncing a comment by U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who told a town hall gathering Wednesday in Elk Grove Village that some radical Muslims in this country are “trying to kill Americans every week.”

PRESS CONFERENCE on Rep. Joe Walsh’s anti-Muslim statements

On Friday, August 10th, the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), along with members of Chicago’s Muslim and interfaith communities, will hold a press conference to respond to Congressman Joe Walsh’s anti-Muslim statements made at a recent town hall meeting.

Sharia law: The phantom threat

Some two dozen states have recently either passed or considered laws that would ban the use of sharia law in their court systems.

Jihadists under every rock: The world of Mitt Romney’s paranoid adviser, Walid Phares

Dr. Walid Phares, Senior Adviser of National Security and Foreign Policy to the Romney campaign and adviser to the House Caucus on Anti-terrorism, claims to be an “expert” on terrorism and Islam.

Fox News, O’Reilly Factor: Ahmed Rehab responds to NYPD spying on Muslims

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, discusses the NYPD surveillance of Muslims in New York and New Jersey on “The O’Reilly Factor”.

CAIR-Chicago’s 2012 Documentary: A Future Without Bigotry

We are proud to present CAIR-Chicago’s 2012 documentary – A Future Without Bigotry – which features interviews with staff and interns and highlights the efforts of the CAIR-Chicago team.

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CAIR-Chicago presents “Understanding Islamophobia” at Purdue University

On Tuesday, April 3rd, CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab and Staff Attorney, Rabya Khan, presented “Understanding Islamophobia: Free Speech and Bigotry ” at Purdue University in Calumet, Illinois. Rehab engaged students with a discussion about dispelling stereotypes Islam and Muslims, highlighting the problems of hate and racism.

ACTION ALERT: Petition to dismiss Zuhdi Jasser as Commissioner on the USCIRF

CAIR-Chicago is calling on community members and people of conscience to sign a petition for the removal of Zuhdi Jasser as Commissioner on the Commission on International Religious Freedom, (USCIRF). Jasser allies himself with and receives funding from anti-Muslim organizations and personalities who work tirelessly to curb the religious and civil liberties of Muslims in the USA.

Kony 2012: How would the media report on Joseph Kony if he was Muslim?

The way in which KONY 2012 is being reported illustrates a clear bias and double standard in reporting. The crimes that Kony and the LRA have committed are acts of terror and should be labeled as such.

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