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Reza Aslan, Fox News and the status Islamophobia in the media

Fox News’ recent interview with Reza Aslan caused waves in the internet world as outwardly Islamophobic. Communications Intern Shaiesha Moore explores the more subtle forms of Islamophobia present in the media that often go unnoticed.

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.

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.

Letter to the Editor: USA Today, what’s in a name?

In a recent article titled “Israel warns against Palestinian U.N. bid,” dated on November 29th, 2012, USA Today failed to administer a culturally sensitive report, which I find reprehensible by way of lazy journalism.

Letter to the Producer: Demonization is not a game

CAIR-Chicago responds with a letter to the producer of KFKF 94.1 in Kansas City, Missouri about their tasteless game show: “Beat the Terrorist.”

How the erosion of civil liberties is not just a Muslim issue

European courts have deemed American prisons to be compatible with human rights standards. Chris Hedges, in his op-ed, “What Is Happening to Muslims Will Happen to the Rest of Us,” however, tells us that this is not the case.

Letter to the editor: Disappointment with ‘Muslim rage’ issue

Eager to hold media accountable and change negative media depictions of Muslims, a CAIR-Chicago volunteer wrote to Newsweek to express her disappointment with their ‘Muslim rage’ issue. Her letter was published.

“Muslim rage”: Does it really live up to its hype?

The Sep. 24 Newsweek cover image with the title “Muslim Rage” and the article associated with it by Ayaan Hirsi Ali is bigoted and stereotypical of Islam and Muslims, bringing to question Newsweek’s journalistic integrity.

Letter to the editor: Steve Huntley fumbles and loses with the issues

In reading Steve Huntley’s September 13th op-ed, “Must wage war on Islamic fanatics,” it presented some troubling issues.

The media’s silence on the genocide of Rohingya Muslims

Today the media’s silence repeats itself with Burma, where systemic ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya ethnic group is taking place to the yawns of an indifferent world.

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