“We think there is a bias against the Muslim institutions,” said Kevin Vodak, the lawyer for CAIR-Chicago. He noted that the board rejected the Irshad proposal without explanation, which is highly unusual, and that last fall the county took up an amendment to prohibit any new religious institutions in residential areas. “Most of the new proposals are from Muslims,” Mr. Vodak said.
On March 9, 2011, CAIR helped sponsor the Third Annual Illinois Muslim ACTION! Day (IMAD), coordinated by the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC).
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).
The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) is organizing a statewide day of action for the Muslim community. Join CAIR-Chicago and thousands of Illinois Muslims in visiting our Capitol and speaking to our state legislators.
Join us to support the people of Libya against a dictatorship. We stand by the peaceful protests in Libya as they struggle for freedom and democracy.
Several hundred people rallied Friday to support the ongoing anti-Mubarak government protests in Egypt.
Friday’s rally began about 5 p.m. on Illinois Street just west of Michigan Avenue, near the Egyptian consulate, where another local rally was held Jan. 29.
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(CHICAGO, 2/3/11) – Thousands are expected to rally tomorrow in downtown Chicago to demand that President Obama forcefully call for Democracy in Egypt.
On Sunday, October 24, join CAIR-Chicago at the CIOGC-MPAC Conference.
CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif emceed a banquet hosted by the Northwest Suburban College on Friday, September 24. Speakers included Rami Nashashibi, executive director of the Inner City Muslim Action Network (IMAN) and Dr. Zaher Sahloul, Chairman of the CIOGC (Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago).
With Pastor Terry Jones’ “Burn A Koran Day” fiasco and the ongoing Park51 debate taking center stage in the media, CAIR-Chicago is taking action. We are challenging misinformation and anti-Muslim rhetoric through interfaith and outreach efforts to educate the public. You may have also seen us in the news recently, adding balanced and informed perspectives to public discourse.
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