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Medill Reports: ‘People look at us and get the wrong impression’

“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.”

Action Alert: Rally Against Attack on Iraqi Church – MONDAY

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.”

CBS 2: CAIR-Chicago Participates in Protest at FBI Headquarters

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.

Chicago Tribune: Activists protest FBI raids; Last week’s searches were part of a probe of possible terrorist links

“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.'”

CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab to Speak at Protest Against FBI Raids

Join CAIR-Chicago at the FBI Headquarters to protest recent FBI raids of the homes of peaceful, anti-war activists.

Press Release: Muslim Civil Rights Group Expresses Deep Concern With FBI Raids

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.

Charges Dismissed Against U of C Protester

The man, charged with criminal trespassing during the protest, was represented by CAIR-Chicago’s Christina Abraham.

Over a Hundred Protest Congressman’s Anti-Immigrant, Discriminatory Policies (VIDEO)

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.

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CAIR-Chicago to Speak on Gaza Crisis at “The Change We Need” Rally

What: “The Change We Need”, Demonstration Outside Obama’s Trasition Office

Mass Rally for Gaza this Friday

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.