Through an examination of the similarities between the WWII incarceration experience of Japanese Americans and the post-9/11 experience of the Muslim Americans, Bridging Communities builds solidarity between these two communities.
Whether purposeful or unwitting — which is quite possible by the way — our disposition to the narrative of the East/West divide, the invading hordes, the clash of civilizations is a timid yet omnipresent undercurrent in mainstream consciousness.
Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says he was not necessarily “emotionally offended” by the cartoons, but he did find them to be “in poor taste.”
I am not Charlie. I am not the terrorist either. I do not have to be Charlie to loathe the terrorists, and I do not have to resort to terrorism to register my displeasure with Charlie.
Earlier this month CAIR-Chicago held its bi-annual Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) co-sponsored by The University of Illinois at Chicago Muslim Student Association.
CAIR-Chicago’s Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson and Deputy Director, Sufyan Sohel took a trip to D.C. in an effort to make the community’s issues be heard by the Congress.
Jamil Khoury of Silk Road Rising responds to a review by Hedy Weiss, a Chicago Sun-Times theater critic, in which she advocates for racial profiling to prevent terrorism.
CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Maryam Arain shares her thoughts on issues of discrimination and Islamophobia with a Northwestern student.
CAIR-Chicago’s Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson joined the Elgin community at an event themed “Who is my Muslim neighbor?” on Sunday, May 19th.
CAIR-Chicago is investigating a situation in which a Hammond, IN woman was discriminated against for wearing her hijab in court.