Tagged ‘Muslim’

Chicago Sun-Times: Muslim grave desecrated at Evergreen Park cemetery

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.

PRESS RELEASE: Hate Graffiti Sprayed on Muslim Graves in Illinois

(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.

MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago’s reaction to anti-Muslim attacks in Ill., Governor Pat Quinn Speaks Out

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.

MEDIA DIGEST: Standing up to Congressman Joe Walsh

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.

VIDEO: CBS 2 – Police in Lombard investigating attack at Islamic school

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.

VIDEO: CBS 2 – Morton Grove man charged with firing rifle at nearby mosque

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.

PRESS RELEASE: Illinois Muslim school hit with acid bomb

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.

ABC 7: Man charged after pellets fired at Morton Grove mosque

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.

Press TV: Two deadly shots fired in mosque area

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.

Chicago Tribune: Suburban mosque says someone shot air rifle at wall

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.