Ahmed Rehab to speak on Islamophobia at AIC

CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, will be included as part of a panel to discuss religious bigotry at the American Islamic College.

The event is titled, “Facing Religious Intolerance: Islamophobia in 21st Century America,” and will include community and religious leaders as well as members from various interfaith and interethnic communities. The event hopes to discuss the underlying convoluted makeup of religious bigotry today, specifically against Islam, and the ways in which it impacts the larger society in the socio-political arena.

This is a timely and important discussion that many people are encouraged to attend.

The speakers will include:

  • Nathan Lean, Writer, Editor-In-Chief of Aslan Media, Author of The Islamophobia Industry
  • Laith Al-Saud, Professor Islamic World Studies, DePaul University
  • Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director, CAIR-Chicago
  • Asaf Bar-Tura, Director of Programs, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
  • Dr. Asma Asfaruddin, Chair, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University
  • Dr. Farid Hafez, Department for the Philosophy of Law, Law of Religion, and Culture, University of Vienna
  • Dr. Mary Nelson, Interim Executive Director of Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions and Chair of Board of Sojourners
  • WHAT: Ahmed Rehab to speak at event on religious intolerance
    WHEN: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, 4:30 p.m. Reception and book signing, event starts at 5:00 p.m.
    WHEN: American Islamic College, 640 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL, 60613
    COST: Free, limited parking available  
    RSVP: Please click here to RSVP or call 773.281.4700
    CONTACT: American Islamic College