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MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago Press Conference on Recent Illinois Hate Crimes

CAIR-Chicago held a press conference Friday to address recent hate incidents targeting Illinois Muslims. Incidents included threats to kill Arab-American Muslim high school students, a threat sent to mosque, and a threatening call to CAIR-Chicago.

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MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago responds to attacks in Libya, protests, and anti-Muslim bigotry

CAIR-Chicago representatives speak to media, engage in forums and hold events in response to attacks in Libya, protests, and anti-Muslim bigotry.

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MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago responds to vandalism of Muslim grave

CAIR-Chicago held a protest downtown condemning hate and Islamophobia and it's media department gave numerous interviews addressing the recent desecration of a Muslim man's grave in Evergreen Park, IL.

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MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago's reaction to anti-Muslim attacks in Ill., Governor Pat Quinn Speaks Out

CAIR-Chicago gave numerous interviews on different media venues addressing the recent anti-Muslim attacks in Morton Grove and Lombard, Ill., while also receiving a statement from governor Pat Quinn, condemning the attacks.

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MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago's reaction to anti-Muslim attacks in Ill., Governor Pat Quinn Speaks Out

CAIR-Chicago gave numerous interviews on different media venues addressing the recent anti-Muslim attacks in Morton Grove and Lombard, Ill., while also receiving a statement from governor Pat Quinn, condemning the attacks.

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MEDIA DIGEST: Standing up to Congressman Joe Walsh

CAIR-Chicago's media department gave over 20 interviews on 16 different media venues calling out Congressman Joe Walsh's bigoted comments on Islam and Muslims. The following digest includes a selection of these interviews.

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MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago Reflects on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

See our recent media coverage here.

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MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago Responds to "Burn A Koran Day" and Islamophobia with Outreach and Education

With Pastor Terry Jones' "Burn A Koran Day" fiasco and the ongoing Park51 debate taking center stage in the media, CAIR-Chicago is taking action. We are challenging misinformation and anti-Muslim rhetoric through interfaith and outreach efforts to educate the public. You may have also seen us in the news recently, adding balanced and informed perspectives to public discourse.

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Media Digest: CAIR-Chicago Files Lawsuit Against Ill. State Police for Sheikh Kifah Mustapha

CAIR-Chicago filed a discrimination complaint in federal court this week against the Illinois State Police (ISP) on behalf of Kifah Mustapha, a leading Muslim religious leader (Imam) based in Chicago. The ISP revoked his chaplaincy position citing a dubious Internet report attacking him. The report was written by Steven Emerson, an anti-Muslim blogger notorious for fighting against American Muslim civic participation. See media coverage of the lawsuitHERE.

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Media Digest: CAIR-Chicago Responds to “Ground Zero Mosque” Controversy, Defends Religious Freedom

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab talks to various news outlets about the recent decision in New York to permit the “Ground Zero Mosque” to be built. Rehab also warns of the growing anti-Muslim network in the United States which seeks to delegitimize American Muslims and vilify Islam.

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