A police counterterrorism training seminar in Lombard was canceled Friday following objections from an Islamic group who have called the main presenter an “anti-Muslim bigot.”
In light of the success of CAIR-Chicago’s case against DuPage County on behalf of the Irshad Learning Center, the County Board on Tuesday reversed its position and approved plans for an Islamic prayer center near West Chicago.
The Daily Herald reports on CAIR-Chicago’s efforts in reversing the decision by DuPage County’s board to reject a planned Islamic education facility near Naperville.
Suburban Muslims are using social media and other positive campaigns to counter anti-Islam messages in the wake of global protests — some violent — over a controversial video about Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, and anti-Muslim posters plastered in New York City subway stations.
CAIR-Chicago representatives speak to media, engage in forums and hold events in response to attacks in Libya, protests, and anti-Muslim bigotry.
Gerald Hankerson, outreach coordinator for CAIR-Chicago, spoke Saturday at Hanover Park’s forum called, “Who are my Muslim neighbors?” at village hall. The event was sponsored by the village’s Cultural Inclusion & Diversity Committee.
Believing a dialogue should take place to form a deeper understanding of Hanover Park’s own Muslim residents, and hopefully prevent them from becoming future targets, village leaders put together a cultural forum, “Who are my Muslim Neighbors?”
CAIR-Chicago’s media department gave over 20 interviews on 16 different media venues calling out Congressman Joe Walsh’s bigoted comments on Islam and Muslims. The following digest includes a selection of these interviews.
Controversy over comments about “radical Islam” sprouting up in the suburbs is one political fire that’s showing no signs of being doused for Congressman Joe Walsh.
The Sept. 21 opinion piece in the Daily Herald, “Israel’s future under siege from U.N.,” by Cal Thomas was inflammatory and illogical.
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