Last week, the U.S. Senate hosted a congressional hearing on the End Racial Profiling Act – a bill that would eliminate racial, ethnic and religious profiling by federal, state or local law enforcement officials.
Congressman Keith Ellison, accompanied by two American Muslim activists (of Egyptian origin), Ahmed Bedier, the president of United Voices for America, and Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago’s executive director, met on Wednesday, Sept. 29 with a big group of Egyptians, around 70, of all ages and backgrounds, in a location nearby the famous Tahrir Square.
Illinois Congressmen Luis Gutierrez and other State Congressmen join to send letters questioning the FBI investigation of 23 Midwestern anti-war and international solidarity activists.
CAIR-Chicago would like to thank its community of supporters for joining us at our 6th Annual Banquet this past weekend. The hugely successful event was a milestone for our organization and the Chicago Muslim community.
Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss-born professor at Oxford University, is “one of the most important and relevant voices for Western Muslims,” said Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Chicago.
Ramadan is the keynote speaker for CAIR-Chicago’s annual banquet. About 1,500 people are expected to attend the event at the Drury Lane Banquet Hall. This year’s theme is “Unapologetic Activism: Our Legacy, Our Promise.”
Joe Kaufman, the virulent Islamophobe and follower of the late extremist Rabbi Meir Kahane, is at it again in his endless crusade to slime CAIR and demonize Muslims. In this most recent episode, the “gumshoe detective” wrote a piece for the universally-rejected Right-wing mouthpiece FrontPageMag absurdly titled “Chicago’s Hamas Youth.”
Barack Obama’s campaign recently launched a new Web site called “Fight the Smears,” dedicated to dispelling damaging and inaccurate rumors about the Democratic presidential candidate.
One so-called “smear:” that he is a Muslim.
About 100 high school students from across the Chicagoland area attended the first official Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS) sponsored by CAIR-Chicago this April 5-6, 2008. During the two-day event, students attended workshops, presentations, and worked together to draft proposals for future projects they hope will bring about positive changes in their communities.
The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) is proud to announce the success of its first official Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium (MYLS), a program designed to inspire Muslim youth to leverage their faith values towards constructive citizenship that benefits community and country.
Congressman Keith Ellison will be the key note speaker for CAIR-NJ’s 2008 Annual Banquet. Ahmed Rehab, CAIR’s National Strategic Communications Coordinator and CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director will be a guest speaker.
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