Tagged ‘Muslims’

New York Times: CAIR-Chicago and Gain Peace combat anti-Muslim rhetoric

CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab and Sabeel Ahmed from Gain Peace discuss battling anti-Muslim rhetoric fueled by the presidential campaign by using tactics including a television ad campaign and public forums against bigotry.

Religious equality means both kosher and halal meals

While kosher meals for the Jewish community are taken into consideration by politicians, halal meals for Muslims are essentially not discussed.

Dutch government moves closer to banning the niqab and burqa

In a controversial legal step taken by the Dutch Parliament, the Cabinet has proposed to pass legislation that bans the traditional Muslim garments, the niqab and burqa, by 2013.

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Ahmed Rehab Speaks at MAS-ICNA Convention

On December 24th and 25th, Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, presented at the MAS-ICNA 2011 Annual Convention. Rehab discussed the civil rights challenges facing Muslims, and he led a youth lecture on activism.

Gerald Hankerson Speaks at Oakton Community College

Gerald Hankerson, CAIR-Chicago’s Outreach Coordinator, spoke at Oakton Community College on November 18th at the Muslim Student Association’s (MSA) Annual Eid Al-Adha Dinner. Hankerson discussed the effects of the media on Islam and Muslims in America.

Noor Salahuddin Discusses the Republican Presidential Candidates’ Political Positions

Communications Intern, Noor Salahuddin discusses the Republican presidential candidates’ political positions.

New America Media: Is New Reality Series ‘Cosby Show’ for Muslims?

Amina Sharif, communications director for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) office in Chicago, said she is hopeful for the new series, because it will offer “a more mainstream image of American Muslims. They are often stereotyped and misunderstood because of negative portrayals in media and pop culture. [This program] is normalizing Muslims,” said Sharif. “That’s the way [of] American culture – we needed ‘The Cosby Show’ to help normalize African American families. In this society public opinion is shaped mainly by media and pop culture,” she said.

WLS Radio 890AM: TSA officer fired over anti-Muslim Facebook posts

Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago executive director commended the TSA for Egan’s firing. “We made it clear that Egan’s discourse was as much an embarrassment to the agency and the values it stands for, as it was an affront against Muslims and other minorities,” Rehab said in a statement.

Huffington Post: Roy Egan, Former O’Hare TSA Agent, Fired Over Repeated Anti-Muslim, Racist Facebook Remarks

Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago executive director commended the TSA for Egan’s firing. “We made it clear that Egan’s discourse was as much an embarrassment to the agency and the values it stands for, as it was an affront against Muslims and other minorities,” Rehab said in a statement.

Fox News: O’Hare TSA Employee Fired Over Racist, Homophobic, Anti-Muslim Facebook Posts

“The TSA works hard everyday to keep Americans safe,” Amina Sharif, TSA communications coordinator said in the release. “When such egregious behavior is flagged on the part of one of their agents, it breeds confidence in us as passengers that it is dealt with as swiftly and as seriously as it was in the case of Roy Egan.”

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