On Saturday, February 23, the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) will commemorate its work in championing civil rights and advocating on behalf of Muslim Americans with its fourth annual banquet, themed “American Muslims: Defining Ourselves.”
The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today welcomed a decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to overturn a controversial award judgment against American Muslim charities in an Illinois civil suit.
Kathleen Parker’s Article, “When Topic is Terror, Surveys Are Misleading” is in fact itself a very misleading interpretation of the recent Pew Research Center survey that found American Muslims to be largely moderate and mainstream.
While most Muslim Americans overwhelmingly condemn suicide bombings and other forms of Islamic extremism, according to an unprecedented poll unveiled today, 13 percent of Muslim youth endorse suicide bombings as an acceptable way to defend their religion in certain circumstances.
NPR Morning Edition:American Muslims and Hijab
WBBM 780: Muslims Want Islamic TV Channel Added To Cable Service
In today’s post 9/11 America, much attention is being given to Islam and Muslims. More often than not, coverage of Islam and Muslims is limited to the sensational and the extreme. Moreover, commentators on cable and radio stations often approach the subject with an emotional bias rather than a comprehensive objective analysis. This, coupled with the limited accessibility of outspoken moderate Muslims, leaves the average American gravely misinformed about Islam and Muslims.
Ray Hanania uses the fear some American Muslims have concerning Halloween as a chance to categorize all Muslims as bigots who are “anti-American and anti-Christian” (“American Muslims sending mixed messages on bigotry,” Oct. 27). It makes one wonder what he would label Christians who also have trouble with this holiday.
I would like to thank the Tribune for a great article on the ability of Muslim-Americans to bridge two worlds (“U.S. Muslims span 2 worlds,” Metro, Aug. 12). The article does a good job of working towards assuring the American people that their Muslim neighbors are not here to destroy them, but rather here to lead an average American life just like them.
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