Tagged ‘terrorism’

Exec. Dir. Ahmed Rehab Speaks at UIC

CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab spoke to students at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Wednesday, March 4th. Rehab spoke about ISIS and the difficulties surrounding the issues of Islamophobia and bigotry in the United States today.

WBEZ: CAIR-Chicago Exec. Dir. Discusses ISIS

Ahmed Rehab joined WBEZ Worldview to discuss the impact ISIS is having on the Western world.

Patheos: Charlie Hebdo, Boko Haram and Three Uncomfortable Questions

Whether purposeful or unwitting — which is quite possible by the way — our disposition to the narrative of the East/West divide, the invading hordes, the clash of civilizations is a timid yet omnipresent undercurrent in mainstream consciousness.

Sun-Times: Defeating ISIS, one mom at a time

Yet, whenever there’s an Islamic radical attack, those who fear Muslims anyway demand some sort of collective denouncement from them, as a body, a situation best summed up by Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations in Chicago.

CAIR-Chicago asks local police to drop anti-Muslim trainings

CAIR-Chicago calls on local police departments in Lombard, Elmhurst and Highland Park to cancel scheduled upcoming trainings by prominent anti-Muslim bigot Sam Kharoba.

WBEZ 91.5: Ahmed Rehab urges caution when discussing Chechen suspects [AUDIO]

In this hour-long radio interview, Ahmed Rehab joins WBEZ staff to discuss reactions to the Boston Marathon bombings.

How the erosion of civil liberties is not just a Muslim issue

European courts have deemed American prisons to be compatible with human rights standards. Chris Hedges, in his op-ed, “What Is Happening to Muslims Will Happen to the Rest of Us,” however, tells us that this is not the case.

FBI counter terrorism measures creating mistrust in American Muslim communities

The FBI have focused their energy on preemptive measures, seeking to discover terrorists before their dreams of destruction can be realized.

How American Muslims were also victims of the horrendous attacks on 9/11

Are the portrayals of Muslim Americans by some elected officials and members of the media accurate? Are non-Muslim Americans the only victims of extremism? Should Muslim Americans be obligated to apologize for the actions of a few that distort the true meaning of the Qur’an?

The inequality of hate

That skewed ratio reveals the ultimate Orwellian truth in all of this: in the United States, all terrorists get equal attention, but some get more equal attention than others.