Today, the City Council of Chicago approved a resolution drafted by Alderman Ameya Pawar of the 47th ward that condemns attacks of violence and hate against minority community and helps initiate measures to promote tolerance.
A grave site in the Muslim section of Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park has been defaced for the second time in two weeks.
Today the media’s silence repeats itself with Burma, where systemic ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya ethnic group is taking place to the yawns of an indifferent world.
CAIR-Chicago held a protest downtown condemning hate and Islamophobia and it’s media department gave numerous interviews addressing the recent desecration of a Muslim man’s grave in Evergreen Park, IL.
(CHICAGO, IL, 8/20/2012) —The Chicago office of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) and RefugeeOne are hosting a press conference to speak out against and spread awareness about the human rights violations currently taking place against Rohingya Muslims in Burma / Myanmar.
On Friday, August 17th, CAIR-Chicago along with an interfaith and interethnic coalition of diverse community organizations united to protest hate and Islamophobia in downtown Chicago.
CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator, Aymen Abdel Halim, speaks to CBS 2 reporter Kris Guiterrez about the hateful graffiti that was found on a Muslim man’s grave in an Evergreen Park, Ill. cemetery.
Aymen Abdel Halim, Communications Coordinator for CAIR-Chicago, speaks to NBC 5 reporter Sharon Wright, about how hate and Islamophobia has contributed to the vandalism of a Muslim man’s grave.
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, speaks out against anti-Muslim rhetoric which has contributed to hate crimes against Muslims.
CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator, Aymen Abdel Halim, speaks to CBS 2 reporter Dorothy Tucker about a Muslim grave that was desecrated in Evergreen Park, Ill.