CAIR-Chicago’s Civil Rights Director, Christina Abraham, is interviewed about Syria’s various ethnic and religious groups and how the uprising has affected relations between them.
Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago discusses Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s dismissal of several top military generals.
This past Sunday, CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, presented a lecture titled “Egypt at a Crossroads: The Making of the Second Republic” at the American Islamic College in Chicago.
On July 15, CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, will speak at AIC’s “Egypt at a Crossroads: The Making of the Second Republic.”
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, gives an update from Egypt on the elections, the revolution, and the historic events taking place.
Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago, Ahmed Rehab, takes part in a conversation with Wael Ghonim, a leading Egyptian activist and protest organizer, and Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ’s WorldView on 91.5 FM in Chicago.
Christina Abraham, civil rights director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, added that these actions would speed up the process of overthrowing President Bashar al-Assad and would “lessen the human and economic costs of our struggle”.
Today in Cairo, frustrated activists plan to stage another mass protest to accelerate the pace of government reform. In a recent visit to Cairo, Ahmed Rehab, director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and frequent Worldview contributor, met with high-ranking officials and activists to discuss the way forward. He tells Jerome what he thinks the Egyptian people should demand now.
“Since the beginning of the peaceful demonstrations in Syria on March 15 this year, 1350 civilians have been killed. An estimated 15000 civilians have been detained, tortured or have disappeared and more than 12000 refugees have fled the country,” Christina Abraham, Civil Rights director at CAIR-Chicago, told the media in Johannesburg today.