Posts tagged Police
Chicago Sun-Times: Muslim grave desecrated at Evergreen Park cemetery

Community and religious groups will protest in downtown Chicago on Friday after a Muslim man found his father’s grave desecrated at an Evergreen Park cemetery, an apparent act of vandalism that follows two other incidents targeting Muslim institutions.

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PRESS RELEASE: Hate Graffiti Sprayed on Muslim Graves in Illinois

(CHICAGO, 8/17/2012) — The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) said today that Muslim graves at the Evergreen cemetery in Evergreen Park, Ill., have been spray-painted with anti-Islam hate graffiti.

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Help Islamophobe Steven Emerson Raise $10K for CAIR-Chicago

The success of the recent CAIR-Chicago 2012 banquet has been roundly positive from almost everyone: the speakers, awardees, guests, and even the media. But the success of the Chicago Muslim community has left one man agonizing and lashing out in bitter disappointment and desperation. Anti-Muslim, self-styled "terrorism expert" Steven Emerson has published a hysterical piece on IPT, his controversial blog, throwing everything and the kitchen sink at pretty much everyone: CAIR-Chicago, its Executive Director Ahmed Rehab, Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, Professor John Esposito, Sheikh Kifah Mustapha, and others.

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KSRO Newstalk 1350: Rehab wants McCarthy to reassure Muslims

CAIR-Chicago's Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, wants Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy to clarify his position on the NYPD spying program and also to assure Muslims that a spying operation has not been implemented in Chicago.

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Chicagoist: Rehab expresses concern over McCarthy's knowledge of spying program

Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago, expressed concern over the revelation of Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy's involvement in the NYPDs spying on Muslims.

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CAIR-Chicago Calls on Local Law Enforcement, FBI to Investigate Burnt Quran Found Outside Chicago Mosque

“I expect police and federal investigators to thoroughly examine the incident and remain vigilant as there has been a significant rise in these sorts of hateful, Islamophobic incidents across the country,” said Abraham. “We will not let hatemongers spread fear and intimidate Muslims.”

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Sensitivity Training Coordinator, Veronica Zapata, Delivers 4th Cultural Awareness Presentation to Bridgeview Police

Due to the high number of Muslim constituents in Bridgeview, the Police Department is working to develop more cultural sensitivity by gaining a better understanding of Islam and Muslims. CAIR-Chicago believes more training like this will serve to eliminate racial profiling and future injustices directed towards Muslims in Chicago and across the country.

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Times of Northwest Indiana: Hate crimes alleged in Tinley Park

"More Muslim women like Abusumayah need to speak up," said Amina Sharif. "If you keep quiet, the bigotry will only continue.""Usually after incidents like Fort Hood, there tends to be a spike in hate crimes," said Christina Abraham. "Current events cause people to act out in bigotry."

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Chicago Tribune: Tinley Park woman charged with hate crime for tugging on woman's head scarf

"I think (a charge of hate crime) sends the appropriate message that these kinds of race-based lash-outs are unacceptable," said Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. "Every time something like (the Fort Hood shootings) happens, the Muslim community prepares for a backlash."

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SouthtownStar: Tinley Park woman accused of hate crime

Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said he's pleased with the arrest. "I'm happy to see the Tinley Park Police Department is not one where hate gets a free pass," he said. "No group of Americans is left behind when it comes to equality."

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Sun-Times: Police: Woman charged for Tinley Park hate crime

"I was shaken up," Abusumayah told the SouthtownStar about the Nov. 7 assault. "This is my dignity and this is my religion."Ahmed Rehab of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said his organization has reached out to the FBI to pursue federal charges.

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