Community and religious groups will protest in downtown Chicago on Friday after a Muslim man found his father’s grave desecrated at an Evergreen Park cemetery, an apparent act of vandalism that follows two other incidents targeting Muslim institutions.
(CHICAGO, 8/17/2012) — The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) said today that Muslim graves at the Evergreen cemetery in Evergreen Park, Ill., have been spray-painted with anti-Islam hate graffiti.
CAIR-Chicago gave numerous interviews on different media venues addressing the recent anti-Muslim attacks in Morton Grove and Lombard, Ill., while also receiving a statement from governor Pat Quinn, condemning the attacks.
CAIR-Chicago’s media department gave over 20 interviews on 16 different media venues calling out Congressman Joe Walsh’s bigoted comments on Islam and Muslims. The following digest includes a selection of these interviews.
The Lombard, Ill. police department are investigating an attack on the College Preparatory School of America – an Islamic school in this Chicago suburb. CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab responds.
CBS 2 reports on Morton Grove man, David Conrad, being charged with firing a rifle at a nearby mosque. CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab comments.
The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today called for an FBI hate crime investigation of an acid bomb attack on a Muslim school in that state.
Investigators say David Conrad, 51, lives next to the mosque in Morton Grove. They say he fired a pellet rifle at the building while 500 people prayed inside Friday evening and damaged the mosque.
Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago executive director, talks about a shooting incident that happened near a mosque in Chicago, saying “two shots fired into a mosque area” by a deadly gun.
Members of a suburban mosque say someone took several shots with an air rifle last night at the building’s outer wall in Morton Grove.