The Prison Project, launched by CAIR-Chicago in 2005, is an ongoing initiative at CAIR-Chicago that aims to give incarcerated Muslims the supplies they need to worship. Oftentimes, prisoners learn more about Islam while imprisoned and lack the tools to continue their journey of knowledge once they convert. CAIR-Chicago wants to help those in prisons by…
Government Affairs intern Ian Peterson discusses Rep. Peter King’s latest congressional hearing on the “Radicalization of Muslim Americans,” which focused primarily on the threat of Islamic “radicalization” within the United States prison system. Ian breaks down how King misconstrues the problem.
But Larry was not a familiar face at Madison-area mosques and was not espousing views consistent with Islam, according to Muslim officials in Madison and Chicago.
Larry and Thompson were married at a Madison mosque but the person who married them had not met them before the ceremony and never saw them again, according to Amina Sharif, spokeswoman for the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
What: CAIR-Chicago Prison Project Coordinator Ausaf Farooqi to speak on the issue of Religious Discrimination in Prisons, conducted by the Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
CAIR-Chicago’s Civil Rights Coordinator, Christina Abraham, and Prison Project Coordinator, Mariyam Hussain met with Robert Shultz, of Amnesty International.
CAIR-Chicago Civil Rights Department assisted in creating better conditions for a nearby county jail. An individual working closely with the chaplain of a prison facility contacted CAIR-Chicago with what was observed to be unequal treatment of Muslim inmates and unequal representation of Islam.
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