The Chicago Tribune: Cubs and several Muslim groups announce effort to combat Islamophobia

The Chicago Tribune reported on the joint statement released by CAIR-Chicago and the Cubs Organization.

The meeting started with a talk on the history of Muslims in America and in Chicago, the Cubs said. After the discussion, several Muslims conveyed their history as longtime Cubs fans and how Joe Ricketts’ emails raised doubt about the family and organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Tom Ricketts apologized and expressed his desire to heal relationships in the Chicago Muslim community and provide his support in the fight against Islamophobia, the Cubs said in the statement.