Tagged ‘Muslim American’

Litigation Director Kevin Vodak resolves delayed passport case

Litigation Director Kevin Vodak resolved a delayed passport case, allowing an American Muslim to complete a long-awaited pilgrimage to Mecca.

ABC 7: Chicago activist, Ahmed Rehab, in Egypt for election results

Mohammed Morsi was declared Egypt’s first democratically elected president on Sunday. CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab reports live from Tahrir Square.

ABC 7: Communications Coordinator Aymen Abdel Halim comments on Hizb ut-Tahrir

CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator, Aymen Abdel Halim, comments on the cancellation of Hizb ut-Tahrir’s conference in Rolling Meadows, Ill.

Litigation Director Kevin Vodak wins citizenship case

CAIR-Chicago’s Litigation Director Kevin Vodak recently won a naturalization court case for a Muslim American whose citizenship application had been denied by USCIS.

New Anti-Trespassing Law Could be Dangerous for Activists

Reflecting on a tumultuous year of Occupy movements and the Arab Spring, the U.S. government has passed not one, but two new anti-protesting laws. With the exclusion of single word – from “willingly and knowingly” to simply “knowingly” – the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act is further restricting Americans first amendment rights.

The impact of surveillance programs on the American-Muslim community

A feeling of suspicion has swept over American-Muslims, leaving some distrustful of others in their own community.

Enter CAIR-Chicago’s Photography Contest!

Submit your photos to our photography contest, “Faces: Scenes of Muslim Life.” Submissions should highlight Muslim American identities and illustrate the diversity and uniqueness of America’s Muslim community.

Winning pieces will be enlarged to 30” X 40”, framed, and permanently displayed in the CAIR-Chicago office. Winners will be honored at our Taste of Ramadan reception on August 11th, 2011 where they will sign their works of art.

Peter King’s Radical Hearings on “Radicalization”

Government Affairs intern Ian Peterson discusses Rep. Peter King’s latest congressional hearing on the “Radicalization of Muslim Americans,” which focused primarily on the threat of Islamic “radicalization” within the United States prison system. Ian breaks down how King misconstrues the problem.

Daily Herald: Durbin to hold hearing on Muslim civil rights

“It’s a very timely and much needed initiative,” Ahmed Rehab said. “There has been a very one-sided conversation from Congress on Muslim rights and the Durbin hearing promises to balance the conversation… There have been a lot of politicians who are in denial as to the growing threat of Islamaphobians to the U.S. itself, this fear mongering, paranoid approach to anything Muslim.”

Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif speaks at UIC

CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif delivered a presentation to students at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 18th to share how CAIR-Chicago engages with the media and advocates for a fair depiction of Muslim-Americans.

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