CAIR-Chicago will host Days of Discovery “Bridge To Islam” by Exploritas on March 25, 2010, providing participants 55 and over with informative and interactive presentations on Islam and Muslims.
“He is a man of great integrity…He’s looking to truly serve his country and his community. Muslims who serve every day in the Illinois State Police deserve a chaplain of their own faith,” said Ahmed Rehab, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
“Our concern is that the Illinois State Police is kowtowing to articles online published by notorious anti-Muslims who have been in the business of smearing Muslim activists leaders and Imams for the longest time,” said Rehab
“It is essentially guilt by association,” said Christina Abraham.
Due to the high number of Muslim constituents in Bridgeview, the Police Department is working to develop more cultural sensitivity by gaining a better understanding of Islam and Muslims. CAIR-Chicago believes more training like this will serve to eliminate racial profiling and future injustices directed towards Muslims in Chicago and across the country.
“If you add up hate mail, hateful phone calls and e-mails, racial slurs being yelled at people and verbal or physical altercations, it’s dozens of incidents,” said Amina Sharif.
“Hate is a self-addressed envelope and so the person who bears this hate is the victim of his own hatred before I am. And I can only pray for that person to find peace and to rid himself of that hatred,” said Ahmed Rehab.
Join CAIR-Chicago at the Mosque Foundation for a brief informational session on the services CAIR-Chicago provides to the Muslim community.
CAIR-National Chairman Shaw to Join Galloway and others at Muslim Legal Fund Dinner
March and rally calling for a cease fire and end to the massacre of innocent civilians
CAIR-Chicago joined members of the greater Chicago Muslim community this week to witness the installation of 26 new Cook County Circuit Court judges. Over 60 students from Universal and Aqsa Schools of Bridgeview and MECCA attended the event.
On November 4th the CAIR-Chicago office was closed as staff members volunteered at the Mosque Foundation of Bridgeview, headquarters of the New American Democracy Project’s “Get Out The Vote” (GOTV) Campaign.
CAIR-Chicago, Mosque, Foundation, and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and refugee rights (ICIRR) joined forces this year to promote voter participation in the upcoming election through a fellowship program entitled the New American Democracy Project (NADP). The program has been a resounding success, managing to register over 1,200 new voters in the just the Chicago-land area.