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.
Yet, whenever there’s an Islamic radical attack, those who fear Muslims anyway demand some sort of collective denouncement from them, as a body, a situation best summed up by Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations in Chicago.
This month CAIR launched Islamophobia.org, a website dedicated to documenting and exposing groups, as well as individuals, promoting Islamophobia in the United States.
Image Source Linked Earlier this Morning CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, was interviewed live along with Mosque Foundation Sheikh Kifah Mustapha on WBEZ this morning at 9:00 am. They spoke on how the perception and treatment of Muslim-Americans has shifted since 9/11. “More Americans who know Muslims in real life situations as neighbors, co-workers, and [...]
Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago chapter of CAIR, agreed the library was not the right place for ACT! to meet.
“It’s a safe haven for knowledge, education, and enlightenment,” he said. “That place is now being tarnished.”
Join CAIR-Chicago in partnership with Arab American Family Services and American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) to help Muslims get covered for healthcare!
CAIR-Chicago is proud to cosponsor Chicago’s first Halal Food Festival on September 14, 2013 at UIC Forum.
CAIR-Chicago staff members, interns and volunteers are excited for Ramadan and wish you a peaceful month!