On Sunday, President Mohamed Morsi declared a state of emergency and deployed the army to several cities to control the violence, which has left at least 50 people dead. Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago joins Jerome McDonnell on Worldview to discuss the latest political unrest.
CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab joins Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell to discuss potential outcomes of the Presidential election in Egypt.
Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago, Ahmed Rehab, takes part in a conversation with Wael Ghonim, a leading Egyptian activist and protest organizer, and Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ’s WorldView on 91.5 FM in Chicago.
Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, talks to Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell about the protests in Egypt against the country’s military leaders.
Just back from Egypt, Ahmed Rehab talks to Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell about the state of military rule and sectarian violence as Egypt inches closer to next year’s historic presidential election.
Today in Cairo, frustrated activists plan to stage another mass protest to accelerate the pace of government reform. In a recent visit to Cairo, Ahmed Rehab, director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and frequent Worldview contributor, met with high-ranking officials and activists to discuss the way forward. He tells Jerome what he thinks the Egyptian people should demand now.
Worldview frequently checked in with Chicagoan Ahmed Rehab who was in Cairo during the mass protest movement that eventually brought down President Hosni Mubarak. Ahmed, also the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Chicago, left Egypt this week. He joins us in studio to reflect on his experiences
Mubarak forces in plain clothes and with horses and camels cracked down on protestors. Today’s guests discuss what’s happening and what may come next:
Cherif Bassiouni is President Emeritus of DePaul University’s International Human Rights Institute.
Ahmed Rehab is Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago. He’s participated in the Cairo protests and blogs about his experiences at Mindful of Dreams.
Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell talks to Ahmed Rehab from Cairo. Rehab flew to Cairo to participate in the protests and has been blogging about his experiences on his blog, Mindful of Dreams. LISTEN HERE
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