Tagged ‘Politics’

WBEZ, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab on the continuing Egyptian crisis

Ahmed Rehab discusses Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi’s new deal with the country’s top judicial authorities that would limit the scope of the self-appointed powers he’d taken last week. Morsi’s power grab had set off a series of violent protests in Egypt over the last few days.

Join Ahmed Rehab to discuss what comes after the Arab Spring – Oct. 30

Join CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director this Tuesday at DePaul University to discuss the Arab Spring and its aftermath. It was almost two years ago that the historic uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East changed the face of the region.

ACTION ALERT: Take the CAIR-Chicago 2012 General Elections Community Survey!

To help us with information in our upcoming General Elections Voter Guide, we are gauging the political perspectives of our community. Please take a moment to complete our survey!

Carthage College to visit CAIR-Chicago – January 13, 2012

CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinators Aymen Abdel Halim and Leena Saleh will be giving a joint presentation discussing the role of women in Islam and the effect media has on the perception of Muslims in America. Attending will be students from Carthage College who are studying the role of women in the literature and arts of the contemporary Middle East.

Amina Sharif discusses anti-Sharia movement on panel at Chicago-Kent College of Law

On November 15, 2011, CAIR-Chicago’s Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif joined a panel discussion on the Constitutionality of legislation, proposed in 25 states, banning Sharia law. The panel included Chicago-Kent Constitutional Law Professors Steven J. Heyman and Mark Rosen.

Extremism has no religion

Communications Intern Jenn Schanz reflects on the tragedy in Norway and the tendency of terrorists to hide behind religious ideology to further political agendas.

Can Pakistan have a successful uprising?

CAIR-Chicago intern Kinza Khan discusses whether revolutions like the recent ones in Egypt and Tunisia could occur in Pakistan, and whether the country is capable of having a successful revolution.

ACTION ALERT: ICIRR Wants YOU for Candidate School

ICIRR is looking for immigrants and the children of immigrants who are dedicated to their communities and are interested in helping to increase the representation of immigrants in public office.

Ahmed Rehab Participates in Al-Jazeera Forum in Qatar

CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab was one of many speakers taking part in the Al-Jazeera Forum in Doha, Qatar this past weekend. The forum typically hosts various representatives from media, politics, academia and activist groups to convene and discuss issues regarding the constantly changing dynamic of the Arab world and its place in globalized society.

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Chicago Tribune: Rage Friday: Witnessing Egypt Firsthand

Dubbed “Rage Friday,” Egyptians took to the streets in massive numbers all over Cairo, Alexandria, and several other cities around the country directly calling for a regime change. Until recently, while the government tolerated a certain degree of freedom of speech, criticism of Egypt’s 30-year despot Mubarak was unimaginable; those who tried faced swift retribution by the government in one form or another.