Press Release: Chicago Muslims Decry Synagogue Vandalism, Vow to Join Rally, Clean-up

(CHICAGO, 2/17/06) –CAIR-Chicago, the local office of a prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy group condemned today anti-Semitic attacks leveled at a Chicago Area Synagogue earlier this week. On Monday morning, February 13, Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation was vandalized with swastikas and anti-Semitic writings.

“As a community that is fighting its own battle against intolerance and bigotry, we Muslims wish to express our empathy and solidarity with Chicago’s Jewish community in their fight against anti-Semitism,” said Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago’s Director of Communications.

Executive Director Yaser Tabbara said that CAIR’s Chicago office will send a team of volunteer activists from Chicago’s Muslim community to participate in the rally against anti-Semitism, and to assist in the clean up process of the Synagogue.

WHAT: Rally Against Hate & Synagogue Clean Up
WHEN: Sunday, February 19, 2:00PM
WHERE: Agudas Achim North Shore Congregation, 5029 N. Kenmore, Chicago
CONTACT: (312) 212-1520, Yaser Tabbara at (312) 718 3725, or Ahmed Rehab at (847) 971-3963

See Photos from the Synagogue Rally

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