“Islamophobia is the last form of racism that is tolerated in mainstream America,” said Amina Sharif, CAIR-Chicago’s Communications Coordinator. “You won’t see Fox News go out of its way to defend anti-black or anti-Semitic comments but they went out of their way to defend an Islamophobic statement.”
Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago said, “We feel sickened by this attack, and will not be silent. Those who perpetrated these cowardly murders cannot purport to call themselves men of God or men of faith.”
CAIR-Chicago attended a protest outside FBI headquarters where Executive Director Ahmed Rehab spoke out against intimidation tactics used by the government against anti-war activists. Rehab also talked to CBS and the Chicago Tribune about the need to speak out against such tactics.
“Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Monday that the investigation into Abudayyeh’s organization was ‘a waste of taxpayer dollars.’
‘Hatem is a longtime, respected leader in the community. It is unthinkable that he would have any connections to terrorism,’ Rehab said. ‘This is a new low. … This is an example of FBI overreach when it comes to activism or commentary on the (Middle East) conflict.'”
Join CAIR-Chicago at the FBI Headquarters to protest recent FBI raids of the homes of peaceful, anti-war activists.
CAIR-Chicago announced today that it is deeply concerned about the FBI’s recent raids on the homes of anti-war activists in the Midwest.
CAIR-Chicago is issuing the following statement in response to the raids.
The man, charged with criminal trespassing during the protest, was represented by CAIR-Chicago’s Christina Abraham.
Over a hundred immigrant rights activists and community leaders rallied outside the City Club of Chicago yesterday to protest Congressman Mark Kirk’s policies while, inside, the congressman gave a speech to a predominantly Republican crowd.
What: “The Change We Need”, Demonstration Outside Obama’s Trasition Office
The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is co-sponsoring a mass protest along with a diverse coalition of over 30 organizations. Thousands of protesters are expected to call on public officials to help stop Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, restore the cease-fire and initiate peace negotiations in the Middle East during the coming year.