Tagged ‘military’

CAIR-Chicago Welcomes New Pentagon Policy on Religious Accommodation

The new rules will make it possible for Sikhs and members of other faiths to receive such waivers routinely, when possible. Orthodox Jewish service members will be allowed to wear yarmulkes while in uniform, and Muslim service members could wear beards and carry prayer beads.

WBEZ, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab discusses Morsi’s dismissal of military leaders in Egypt

Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago discusses Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s dismissal of several top military generals.

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.

Bashar Al-Assad: The Denial of a Dictator

In a December 2011 interview with Barbara Walters, Assad’s calm exterior reflected not his discomfort about the probing questions he was being asked, but that he is a very capable liar—or that he lives in his own fantasy world.

Marking 10 years since Guantanamo’s opening, the ACLU releases report on Guantanamo detainees

Marking ten years since Guantanamo Bay’s opening, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released a report called, “Guantanamo by the Numbers”, describing the cost of running the camp and the treatment of detainees.

Civil Rights, Interfaith Leaders Hold Press Conference to Condemn Controversial Provisions of Senate Bill S. 1867

On Thursday, December 8, civil rights and interfaith leaders held a press conference at the CAIR-Chicago office to condemn the controversial new provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1867) which passed in the Senate last week. SEE PHOTOS

PRESS CONFERENCE: Civil Rights, Interfaith Leaders to Condemn Controversial Senate Bill

On Thursday, December 8, the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), along with other civil rights and interfaith groups, will hold a press conference calling on Congress and President Obama to reject the U.S. Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act (S. 1867).

Worldview, NPR: Ahmed Rehab Sets the Record Straight on Egypt Events

Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, talks to Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell about the protests in Egypt against the country’s military leaders.

Worldview, NPR: Ahmed Rehab on the Rising Tensions in Egypt and the Upcoming Elections

Just back from Egypt, Ahmed Rehab talks to Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell about the state of military rule and sectarian violence as Egypt inches closer to next year’s historic presidential election.

WGN: Ahmed Rehab Discusses Anti-Muslim Sentiments Arising After Fort Hood

CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab, as a live guest on WGN News, responds to bigoted sentiments being expressed by some Americans after the unfortunate shooting at Fort Hood.