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Executive Director
Ahmed Rehab

Civil Rights Director
Christina Abraham

Outreach Coordinator
Gerald Hankerson

Communications Coordinators
Amina Sharif
Lyndsey Stemm

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Kevin Vodak, Esq.

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Hiba Hammadi

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Mazen Kudaimi, MD - President

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Prof. M Cherif Bassiouni - Honorary President


 

FOX Business: Christina Abraham Discusses Sharia Paranoia
FOX Business | June 8, 2011
“I think that we need to understand that Sharia is just religious law; to the extent that people use religious law as a part of their everyday lives. The majority of Muslims here don’t want to see Sharia imposed as some part of a government obligation, or anything of that sort,” said Christina Abraham.


POLITICO: Letter to the editor- Unfair to CAIR
Politico | June 9, 2011
There is no legal implication to being labeled an unindicted co-conspirator, since it does not require the Justice Department to prove anything in a court of law. Merely claiming someone is guilty without due process defies the principles of our justice system.


CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Kevin Vodak speaks on “Welcome to Shelbyville” panel
CAIR-Chicago | June 6, 2011
The panel sought to engage community members in a discussion regarding the problems some Americans have in adjusting to and interacting with new immigrant populations.


WBEZ: Local Reactions to President Obama’s Foreign Policy
Chicago Public Radio | May 20, 2011
Ahmed Rehab is the Executive Director of CAIR Chicago: the Council on American-Islamic Relations. He said the President sugar-coats the US demands on Israel. “Would you please do this, pretty please do that? That’s not the message the United States should have. We need to be a lot more courageous and bold and demanding of the right thing.”


ABC 7: CAIR-Chicago Shares Hopes for Obama’s Speech on Middle East Policy
ABC 7 | May 19, 2011
“I think the President realizes that this is a historic opportunity for us to shift our foreign policy towards the Arab world, towards acknowledging the fact that it is the millions in the street calling for democracy and freedom, that are the real voice of that part of the world – and not the sporadic, peripheral, marginal, militant radical groups,” said Ahmed Rehab.


Netanyahu Addresses Peace: Deciphering the Root Causes of Conflict
CAIR-Chicago | June 9, 2011
Netanyahu’s speech did not pave the way for peace, it did not put in motion any new strategies that could be implemented to promote peace, nor did it address the dire concerns of the Palestinians. His victimization of his nation—despite having the strongest regional military force—is quite disturbing.


DREAM or Nightmare?
CAIR-Chicago | June 8, 2011
A 21-year-old recent college graduate discusses their experience as an undocumented immigrant, and the implications of the DREAM Act for them and their family.


Community Alert: DREAM Act Passes the House!
CAIR-Chicago | May 31, 2011
CAIR-Chicago would like to congratulate all those who worked tirelessly to get the DREAM Act (SB2185) passed. The bill will go to Gov. Quinn’s desk to be signed, which he has promised to do.


CAIR-Chicago Joins ICIRR, Public Officials and Supporters at DREAM Unity Event
CAIR-Chicago | May 25, 2011
On May 13 ICIRR held its DREAM Unity Event celebrating the accomplishments of the Illinois Senate last week in passing the Illinois Dream Act and Smart Enforcement Act. Both pieces of legislation received strong bipartisan support. Of the 45 votes for the DREAM Act, 11 were from Republican senators and of the 66 votes for Smart Enforcement Act, 17 were from Republicans.


ACTION ALERT: Contact Your State Representatives to Support the DREAM and Smart Enforcement Acts
CAIR-Chicago | May 24, 2011
Later today the Illinois DREAM Act (SB2185) will go to committee for a vote. If passed it could be voted in the House floor as early as tomorrow. Tell your state representative to support the Illinois DREAM Act!


Then They Came for Me: Meet with Victims of Civil Liberty Violations
CAIR-Chicago | May 24, 2011
The FBI carried out a series of raids of homes of activists, and the Justice Department subpoenaed them to appear before a grand jury. Come hear from those who have been directly affected and from the Chicago civil liberties community, which has been mobilizing to bring to light the realities of grand jury proceedings and the right to freedom of speech.


Congressmen Send Letters Of Support For 23 Activists
CAIR-Chicago | May 12, 2011
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.


NBC5: CAIR-Chicago Reacts to Hateful Remarks On Sox Website
NBC 5 | May 12, 2011
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab comments on a hateful posting directed at Muslims that was found on an online forum for the Chicago White Sox.




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