On November 15, 2011, CAIR-Chicago’s Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif joined a panel discussion on the Constitutionality of legislation, proposed in 25 states, banning Sharia law. The panel included Chicago-Kent Constitutional Law Professors Steven J. Heyman and Mark Rosen.
Communications Intern Jenn Schanz reflects on the tragedy in Norway and the tendency of terrorists to hide behind religious ideology to further political agendas.
CAIR-Chicago intern Kinza Khan discusses whether revolutions like the recent ones in Egypt and Tunisia could occur in Pakistan, and whether the country is capable of having a successful revolution.
ICIRR is looking for immigrants and the children of immigrants who are dedicated to their communities and are interested in helping to increase the representation of immigrants in public office.
CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab was one of many speakers taking part in the Al-Jazeera Forum in Doha, Qatar this past weekend. The forum typically hosts various representatives from media, politics, academia and activist groups to convene and discuss issues regarding the constantly changing dynamic of the Arab world and its place in globalized society.
Dubbed “Rage Friday,” Egyptians took to the streets in massive numbers all over Cairo, Alexandria, and several other cities around the country directly calling for a regime change. Until recently, while the government tolerated a certain degree of freedom of speech, criticism of Egypt’s 30-year despot Mubarak was unimaginable; those who tried faced swift retribution by the government in one form or another.
While CAIR-Chicago believes that Hizb ut-Tahrir has a right to their views that Muslim’s shouldn’t vote, the organization says that American Muslims must be civically engaged, from voting to running for office.
Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson specifically objected to the organizations point that even though Muslims have voted in the United States and around the world, it’s done them little good.
CAIR-Chicago Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham discusses veteran reporter Helen Thomas’ criticism of Israel, and deputy managing editor of the Jerusalem Post, Caroline Glick’s offensive spoof of the Gaza Flotilla massacre entitled “We Con the World.”
After Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab slipped by airport security only to be stopped thanks to the vigilance of fellow passengers, a debate on the effectiveness of airport security and counter-terrorism intelligence is no doubt in order. But trying to fix a problem without actually fixing the problem is misguided. Trying to fix it by introducing a new problem is dumb. This guy seemed to have left every clue short of raise his hand and proclaim, “Arrest me, I am a terrorist!”
In a U.S. election campaign where presidential candidates from both major parties have talked openly about their Christian faith, some non-Christians feel shut out or turned off.
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