COMMUNITY ALERT: Know Your Rights, Youth Workshops, Hate Crimes, and Media Assistance

Our office works with a number of youth, immigration, civil rights and interfaith organizations, and we have also presented on these issues with our partner organizations. Please contact our office if you have any questions, suggestions or would like us to come to your community to give a presentation on any of these topics, or meet to discuss any of these issues.

CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Morton Grove man pleads guilty to shooting at mosque

A Morton Grove man has been sentenced to 30 months of probation and fined after he pleaded guilty to firing a “high-velocity air rifle” at a Morton Grove mosque during Ramadan services two years ago, court records show.

PHOTOS: DePaul Student Coalition Walks out on Islamophobe Allen West

“Beyond simply being a protest, the walkout was also a demonstration of solidarity and strength between student activist organizations at DePaul,” said student Leila Abdul Razzaq.

The influence of Islamophobia in congressional politics

Communications Intern Titilayo Rasaki explores the network of misinformation experts and political figures that have created a national rhetoric of Islamophobia and hate.

Ahmed Rehab to speak on Islamophobia at AIC

CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, will be included as part of a panel to discuss religious bigotry at the American Islamic College on February 23rd.

Pamela Geller’s self-defeating quest to “defeat” jihad

Matthew Barry, contributor for the Chicago Monitor, responds to Pamela Geller’s recent attack on his piece in the Monitor about the #MyJihad campaign.

Jan 11th – 11 Years of Guantanamo! Shut it Down Now!

Jan 11, 2013 marks 11 years since US detention center at Guantanamo was opened. Over 700 men have been released while some remain detained despite being cleared for release.

Pamela Geller’s obsession: Countering tolerance

With nationwide ads and a social media movement, the #MyJihad campaign is promoting peace, tolerance, and understanding; who could possibly object?

CAIR-Chicago joins South Asian, Sikh groups to recognize anti-hate resolution

Ahmed Rehab and Rabya Khan participated in a commemoration for Illinois House Resolution 1193 which addresses hate crimes against minorities including Sikh and Muslim Americans.

CAIR-Chicago ad responds to pro-Walsh SuperPac attack

An organization calling itself Indian Americans for Freedom (IAF) has placed ads in this paper defaming CAIR-Chicago, a 10 year old reputable non-partisan Muslim American civil rights organization that has a voluminous and transparent record of exemplary service in the Chicagoland community.

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