Gerlad Hankerson, CAIR-Chicago’s Outreach Coordinator will join CAIR-UIUC today for their first general body meeting and an activist workshop! “Whether it’s the advent of free speech and academic boycotts on campus, racial tensions in Ferguson, or the rise of militant terrorist groups half-way across the globe, the world we live in is constantly changing and…
“It’s something that we must take very seriously,” said CAIR-Chicago executive director Ahmed M. Rehab. “CAIR-Chicago is very disturbed by this news. The Muslim community is disturbed. People of conscience are disturbed. We’ve called police to investigate it, and to prosecute it as a hate crime, because that’s what it is.”
A stabbing at the Champaign train station this week is not a hate crime, according to the charges filed by the state’s attorney’s office. But an advocacy group disagrees. Amina Sharif, spokeswoman for the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Thursday it’s important to discourage prejudice.
The University dining halls may not seem as full as before. Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting and purification, began Sept. 1 and will continue until Oct. 1.
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