This Saturday, November 17th, CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney, Rabya Khan, will conduct a Know Your Rights training on how to interact with law enforcement, including the local police and the FBI.
This article is the first in a summer series of “Know Your Rights” pieces that detail essential civil liberties that are granted to U.S. citizens.
On June 3rd, 2012, CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Rabya Khan will be presenting a “Know Your Rights” training at the MSI Masjid in Glendale Heights, IL.
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CAIR Chicago Staff Attorney Kevin Vodak discusses new FBI guidelines, and what you can do to work with your local law enforcement to make sure your civil liberties are being protected.
“I expect police and federal investigators to thoroughly examine the incident and remain vigilant as there has been a significant rise in these sorts of hateful, Islamophobic incidents across the country,” said Abraham. “We will not let hatemongers spread fear and intimidate Muslims.”
“It’s incorrect to even imply that such a correlation exists,” said Ahmed Rehab, a Chicago director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations. “Terrorism is an equal opportunity offender as far as ethnic communities go.”
CAIR-Chicago Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham gave a “Know Your Rights” presentation to members of the Islamic Society of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago (ISNS).
The session will inform the community of their rights when they are approached by law enforcement, particularly the FBI, for questioning. CAIR-Chicago will discuss what its Civil Rights department has seen while representing Muslims in FBI interviews, what the government says the purpose of such interviews are, and what the effects of participating in such [...]