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Chicago Sun-Times: Religious figures denounce Rep. Walsh’s comments on Muslims, demand apology

Christian and Jewish figures in Chicago joined a coalition of Muslim groups Friday in denouncing a comment by U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), who told a town hall gathering Wednesday in Elk Grove Village that some radical Muslims in this country are “trying to kill Americans every week.”

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Chicagoland’s Muslims and Jews Explore “New Roots” at Café Finjan

Café Finjan attendees found connections through their historical roots, and shared how their experiences and perspectives can lead to building a better future. CAIR-Chicago, a JMCBI member organization, co-sponsored the event.

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Myths and Realities about Muslim Women: Part II

While negative stereotypes of Muslim women are perpetuated through the media, it becomes important to challenge them. This article is the second in a two-part series that dispels common myths that skew the public's perception of Muslim women.

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Cafe Finjan 2012: New Roots Chicago

Jewish and Muslim artists, musicians and community members will explore the crossroads we face in Chicago’s political scene, as well as the crossroads of ethnicities, cultures and religions that make our city great. They will find connections through historical roots and share how that can lead to building a better future.

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Calling All Artists for Cafe Finjan 2012

The Jewish Muslim Community Building Initiative is looking for artists for the upcoming Cafe Finjan on Thursday, March 15, 2012. This year's Cafe Finjan will feature art that explores the theme “New Roots Chicago: Digging our past and branching into our future.” Apply Today!

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Ahmed Rehab Speaks on Interfaith Panel at Orland Park Church

CAIR-Chicago's Executive Director Ahmed Rehab spoke on an interfaith panel at St. Michael Parish church in Orland Park on September 18th. The event, entitled “Extremism and Violence in the Name of Religion,” featured Christian, Muslim, and Jewish speakers.

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Chicago Tribune: Religious leaders urge approval of DuPage mosque

"How many mosques constitute an oversaturation in unincorporated DuPage County, according to the Zoning Board of Appeals?" asked Ahmed Rehab, director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, at a news conference. "The answer would be one. One would be one too many apparently, and that's very disconcerting to us."

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Medill Reports: Islamic group puts pressure on DuPage to change stand banning mosque

In tough economic times most neighborhoods would welcome development. But in suburban Willowbrook, they’re waving it off for an unusual reason: religious oversaturation.

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Press Release: Chicago Muslims Condemn Vandalism of Local Synagogue

“The reprehensible attack against this Jewish congregation is an insult to all of us,” said Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago. “An attack against one house of worship is an attack against every house of worship.”

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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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Daily Herald: Leaders call for unity as Muslims mark Eid, nation observes 9/11

"This is the holiest day for Muslims out of the year," said Amina Sharif, communications coordinator for CAIR-Chicago. "And since this year it falls so close to 9/11, it's an opportunity for us to discuss tolerance and peace. It's a day that we pray for those who are struggling around the world, and that includes the families of 9/11 victims."

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Associated Press: Muslims in Chicago enclave discuss stereotypes

"It's incorrect to even imply that such a correlation exists," said Ahmed Rehab, a Chicago director of the Council of American-Islamic Relations. "Terrorism is an equal opportunity offender as far as ethnic communities go."

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Medill: Coffee and conversation finds common ground between Muslims and Jews

“There may be differences in political viewpoint and cultural viewpoint, but there’s often far more similarities,” said Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson. “We really cultivate the idea that we should be proactive based on our faith traditions to make a better society here in Chicago.”

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JMCBI: Jewish-Muslim Discussion over Coffee - Criminal Justice

Join us for an exciting and thought-provoking discussion about Criminal Justice!Speakers will be Imam Al-Deen and Rabbi Larry Edwards.

When: Tuesday, May 11th 2010, 6:00–7:30 Where: Noble Tree Coffee & Tea, 2444 N Clark St, Chicago

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Sun-Times: Ex-Columbia prof sues over firing

Zafra Lerman said Columbia violated its own policies and her rights as a tenured professor by firing her last year. Her federal suit, filed against four top administrators, said they began a retaliatory campaign against her after she criticized the firing of Suriya Smiley, a professor of Palestinian descent who was accused of making an anti-Semitic remark.

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Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson Presents to Jewish Youth Group

Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson presented a workshop to a Jewish Youth Group at Beth Emet the Free Synagogue in Evanston. Hankerson provided and introduction to the concepts of Islam and a profile of the Muslim-American community. The workshop served as the kick off to an educational and interfaith program between the synagogue and the Muslim Educational Center (MEC) in Morton Grove.

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