Posts tagged NY Daily News
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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NY Daily News: 'Muslims are our friends,' President Obama says on eve of 9/11 anniversary

"He's showing he's on the right side of history," said Ahmed Rehab, Chicago executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "There was never any expectation that (Obama) would support a particular project" or its location, Rehab added. "There was an expectation that he would affirm religious freedom and respect for the law, and he's done that."

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