Tagged ‘Religion’

Fourth Presbyterian Church holding immigration panel discussion

The Fourth Presbyterian Church is holding an immigration reform panel discussion today, November 21st, at 6:30 pm in Chicago.

Reza Aslan, Fox News and the status Islamophobia in the media

Fox News’ recent interview with Reza Aslan caused waves in the internet world as outwardly Islamophobic. Communications Intern Shaiesha Moore explores the more subtle forms of Islamophobia present in the media that often go unnoticed.

Kony 2012: How would the media report on Joseph Kony if he was Muslim?

The way in which KONY 2012 is being reported illustrates a clear bias and double standard in reporting. The crimes that Kony and the LRA have committed are acts of terror and should be labeled as such.

The impact of surveillance programs on the American-Muslim community

A feeling of suspicion has swept over American-Muslims, leaving some distrustful of others in their own community.

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.

Chicago Tribune: Muslim Sues Bottling Company Over Prayer Time

A former delivery driver has filed a federal lawsuit against a soda bottling plant in Harvey that allegedly fired him shortly after he asked to time his lunch break to attend weekly Islamic prayers at a mosque.

Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson Discusses Islam and American Politics at Wheaton College

Gerald Hankerson, Outreach Coordinator of CAIR-Chicago, presented at Wheaton College on October 5th regarding Muslim perspectives on American politics.

Two Movies. Different Focus. One Message.

Two Muslim American movies discuss one message: the negative impact of 9/11 on Muslims in America. They use two different approaches: Fordson focuses on a Muslim community’s unity, while Mooz-lum focuses on one individual’s struggle.

Daily Herald: Don’t blame religion for terrorism

Terms like “radical Islam” reflect negatively on a peaceful religion. The terrorists who recognize themselves as Muslims are not true followers of the religion as Islam condemns the killing of innocents. Therefore, the term “Islam” should be avoided in the discourse of terrorism and 9/11.

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.