The Friday 8:15 pm screening is presented in partnership with Egyptians Abroad for Development with DePaul University Religious Studies Department co-hosting, and moderated by Ahmed Rehab of CAIR-Chicago.
Mohammed Morsi was declared Egypt’s first democratically elected president on Sunday. CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab reports live from Tahrir Square.
Joshua Hoyt from the Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), discusses the organization of the Egyptian Spring. According to Hoyt, physical courage in the face of police brutality is what led to the overthrow of the dictator, Hosni Mubarak.
Congressman Keith Ellison, accompanied by two American Muslim activists (of Egyptian origin), Ahmed Bedier, the president of United Voices for America, and Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago’s executive director, met on Wednesday, Sept. 29 with a big group of Egyptians, around 70, of all ages and backgrounds, in a location nearby the famous Tahrir Square.
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.
On March 9, 2011, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab traveled to Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN to speak about his eye-witness account of the Egyptian Revolution.
Ahmed Rehab had his hopes up when Mubarak began his speech, but along with the crowd was quickly disappointed. Rehab and the protesters in Egypt were very upset that Mubarak had not stepped down from office.
As Egypt’s President Mubarak resigns, Ahmed Rehab speaks about the excitement seen throughout the country. Rehab and Egyptian protesters marched in Tahrir Square hugging each other and cheering after hearing the news.
Ahmed Rehab reveals how the protesters in Egypt are reacting to the news that Hosni Mubarak has resigned. Rehab and other Egyptian protesters had been rallying against the Mubarak regime for 18 days.
Ahmed Rehab is in Egypt right now currently joining the protests in Tahrir Square. He reports that the protests will not stop until Mubarak resigns from office. ABC News reports that Chicago Egyptians are extremely upset at the televised speech from Mubarak and continue to hope for change in Egypt.