On Thursday, March, 14, 2013, CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Aymen Abdel Halim will be speaking about U.S. media portrayals of Islam and Muslims at an event hosted by Carthage College as a part of their first Diversity Summit.
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Ahmed Rehab and Rabya Khan participated in a commemoration for Illinois House Resolution 1193 which addresses hate crimes against minorities including Sikh and Muslim Americans.
In a recent article titled “Israel warns against Palestinian U.N. bid,” dated on November 29th, 2012, USA Today failed to administer a culturally sensitive report, which I find reprehensible by way of lazy journalism.
On Tuesday, August 21, CAIR-Chicago and RefugeeOne held a press conference to speak out against and spread awareness about the human rights violations currently taking place against Rohingya Muslims in Burma / Myanmar.
“How long are we going to go pretending like there is no relationship between this acquiescence of hatred and politics and the inclination of violence on the ground?” asked Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago. “You cannot demonize a community and then be surprised when they’re under attack.”
Two suburban Islamic institutions apparently were the targets of weekend incidents that caused property damage and raised concerns among Islamic leaders that the attacks were intended to harm worshippers.
WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts reports. Some attendees wolfed down pizzas, chips and sodas, while others dined on more exotic dishes from around the world.
The month-long Muslim observance of Ramadan continues, and hundreds of people broke the daily fast after sundown the fast in the offices of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
After a day of fasting, hundreds of Chicago Muslims celebrated a taste of Ramadan. They gathered at the Chicago office of the Council on American Islamic Relations to enjoy dishes from around the world.