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ACTION ALERT: Attend the Free World Rally For Egypt THIS FRIDAY
CAIR-Chicago | February 1, 2011
Let us walk in solidarity with the people of Egypt, so as to remember that the path of freedom always leads to the same place: to peace, friendship and a better world.


ACTION ALERT: Call DuPage County, Support MECCA Mosque
CAIR-Chicago | February 2, 2011
The DuPage County Development Committee (CDC) voted yesterday to recommend granting a permit to the MECCA Mosque, but the issue is not over yet. The County Board will vote on the matter next week. Call the County Board and show your support for MECCA as well as the other mosques seeking permits.


CNN International: Some Egyptians take up arms amid security concerns
CNN International | January 31, 2011
Ahmed Rehab of the Council on American Islamic Relations said the atmosphere was tense. “It seems that every major square and every small street in Cairo was basically taken over by communities. People are parading the streets, walking around with baseball bats and knives,” he said from Cairo. “We didn’t get any sleep all night.”


FOX News: Ahmed Rehab updates us from Cairo
Fox News | January 30, 2011
Ahmed Rehab of CAIR-Chicago shares updates from the heart of Cairo where he is taking part in the pro-democracy revolution.


CBS News: Chicagoans Picket Egyptian Consulate
CBS News | January 31, 2011
While people continue to protest in the streets of Egypt, hundreds of Chicagoans were rallying outside of the Egyptian consulate in Chicago Saturday afternoon. The pro-democracy rally was one of several protests that took place across the country on Saturday.


CAIR-Chicago Honorary Chair, Dr. Cherif Bassiouni, to Hold Presentation and Book Signing – 2/24/11
CAIR-Chicago | January 24, 2011
M. Cherif Bassiouni, distinguished research professor at DePaul University and CAIR-Chicago’s Honorary Chairman, will be speaking at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs about his book “The Institutionalization of Torture by the Bush Administration. Is Anyone Responsible?” Bassiouni will hold a small presentation along with a discussion afterward.


Ahmed Rehab Keynotes MEC Event Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.
CAIR-Chicago | January 24, 2011
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab delivered the keynote address at the Muslim Education Center’s (MEC) community dinner on Sunday January 16, 2011, which commemorated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Rehab discussed the civil rights movement and how it has affected the country today, 50 years later.


Rally for Democracy in Egypt: Photos & Video
CAIR-Chicago | February 3, 2011
Chicagoans came out in force on Saturday to show their support for Egyptians demanding democracy, and called on President Obama to urge an immediate change of the Egyptian government.


Chicago Tribune: Rage Friday: Witnessing Egypt Firsthand
Chicago Tribune | January 30, 2011
Dubbed “Rage Friday,” Egyptians took to the streets in massive numbers all over Cairo, Alexandria, and several other cities around the country directly calling for a regime change. Until recently, while the government tolerated a certain degree of freedom of speech, criticism of Egypt’s 30-year despot Mubarak was unimaginable; those who tried faced swift retribution by the government in one form or another.


NPR: Rehab Shares Updates from Tahrir Sqaure, Cairo
NPR, Worldview | February 1, 2011
Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Egypt today in the largest demonstrations yet. Ahmed Rehab spent the day in Tahrir Square in Cairo, site of one of the largest gatherings. He tells us about the peaceful day of celebration.


NPR: Rehab Gives Updates from the Ground
NPR, Worldview | January 31, 2011
Ahmed Rehab gives NPR updates from the ground. He’s the executive director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. He flew to Cairo to participate in the protests.


ABC 7: Ahmed Rehab blogging from Cairo, rallying with protesters
ABC 7 | January 28, 2011
An uprising in Egypt intensifies as protesters risk their lives to demand that embattled president Hosni Mubarak step down.


CBS 2: Ahmed Rehab Helps Write History in Egypt
CBS 2 | January 28, 2011
The Egyptian government may have engineered a blackout on Internet and cell phones to keep protestors from communicating, but one call from a Chicagoan in Cairo got through. CBS 2’s Mike Parker spoke with Ahmed Rehab, of the local Council on Islamic American Relations.


FOX Chicago: Chicagoan Ahmed Rehab Takes Part in Cairo Protests
Fox Chicago News | January 28, 2011
“I planned it to be here so that I could participate heart and soul, body and mind with the people during these times,” Ahmed Rehab said in a phone call.


The Huffington Post: US Tacit Support for Mideast Autocrats Reeks of Short-Sightedness, Undermines US Interests
The Huffington Post | January 31, 2011
Egyptians who have long voiced discontent with their government are now taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers demanding change. If Egypt succeeds, analysts agree that a domino effect is likely.


Chicago Tribune: Chicago-based activist among protesters in Egypt
Chicago Tribune | January 31, 2011
Ahmed Rehab has been hit 24 times with an acrid cloud of tear gas — stopped in his tracks as he and thousands of other protesters march for democracy in Egypt. Unlike other American travelers, the Chicago-based civil rights activist, who heads CAIR-Chicago, went to Egypt in anticipation of the simmering revolution.


Chicago Tribune: Rage Friday: Witnessing Egypt Firsthand
Chicago Tribune | January 30, 2011
Dubbed “Rage Friday,” Egyptians took to the streets in massive numbers all over Cairo, Alexandria, and several other cities around the country directly calling for a regime change. Until recently, while the government tolerated a certain degree of freedom of speech, criticism of Egypt’s 30-year despot Mubarak was unimaginable; those who tried faced swift retribution by the government in one form or another.


Press Release: Protest & Press Conference Outside Egyptian Consulate In Chicago 1/29/11
CAIR-Chicago | January 29, 2011
Hundreds of Egyptian-Americans and human rights activists will rally and hold a press conference today outside the Egyptian Consulate in Chicago to support the efforts of pro-democracy activists in Egypt.


Action Alert: Attend Rally to Support Democratic Aspirations in Egypt 1/29/11
CAIR-Chicago | January 28, 2011
Join Egyptian-Americans and human rights activists tomorrow in rallying outside the Egyptian Consulate to support the efforts of pro-democracy activists in Egypt.


Chicago Public Radio: Chicagoan Ahmed Rehab participates in protests sweeping Egypt
NPR, Worldview | January 27, 2011
Worldview's Jerome McDonnell talks to Ahmed Rehab from Cairo. Rehab flew to Cairo to participate in the protests and has been blogging about his experiences on his blog, Mindful of Dreams.




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