Chicago Muslim Leaders To Respond To King Hearings 3/11/11


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CHICAGO MUSLIM LEADERS TO RESPOND TO KING HEARINGS TODAY AT 3 PM (Chicago – 3/10/2011) – Chicago Muslim Leaders will be holding a press conference today at 3:00PM to react to today’s congressional hearings on Muslim “radicalization” led Rep. Peter King (R-NY).

Speakers from CAIR-Chicago and CIOGC will asses the testimonies shared at today’s hearings and offer opinions on the nature of the hearings.

“Rep. Peter King seems incapable of differentiating between individuals and a community, between the underground and the mainstream. The hearings seem to be little more than political theatre on King’s part. We are pleased to see many of the witnesses question King’s antics and support the Muslim community’s efforts against extremism,” said CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab.

WHAT: Chicago Muslim Leaders to React to King Hearings

WHEN: TODAY, Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 3 p.m.

WHERE: Downtown Islamic Center, 231 South State Street, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60604


Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director, CAIR-Chicago, 202-870-0166, E-Mail:

Amina Sharif, Communications Coordinator, CAIR-Chicago, 312-212-1520, 630-935-5562, E-Mail:

Sponsored by the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC)

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CAIR-Chicago is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.