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Ahmed Rehab

Civil Rights Director
Christina Abraham

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Gerald Hankerson

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Amina Sharif
Lyndsey Stemm

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Mazen Kudaimi, MD - President

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CAIR Chicago Civil Rights Vlog #1 with Christina Abraham
CAIR-Chicago | June 14, 2011
For our Civil Rights Vlog this week, Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham discusses the significance of the newly extended PATRIOT Act.


The PATRIOT Act: Upholding National Security or Breaking Unalienable Rights?
CAIR-Chicago | June 13, 2011
On May 27th, 2011, President Obama signed the renewal of the USA PATRIOT Act. Government Affairs intern Alex Demas breaks down how the policy has gone far beyond its preventative purpose and encroaches on our constitutional rights.


CAIR Chicago Civil Rights Vlog #2: New FBI Guidelines
CAIR-Chicago | June 21, 2011
CAIR Chicago Staff Attorney Kevin Vodak discusses new FBI guidelines, and what you can do to work with your local law enforcement to make sure your civil liberties are being protected.


CAIR Chicago Immigration Vlog #1 with Noor Salahuddin
CAIR-Chicago | June 23, 2011
Noor Salahuddin discusses immigration issues in CAIR-Chicago’s Immigration Vlog. In this session Noor dispels common U.S. immigration myths.


Naperville Sun: Naperville Islamic center suit continuing
Naperville Sun | June 10, 2011
The lawsuit naming DuPage County for its refusal to allow an Islamic prayer center just east of Naperville is moving ahead after attempts to settle the issue apparently fell short..


PRESS RELEASE: CAIR, UC Berkeley Release First Annual Islamophobia Report [READ IT HERE]
CAIR-Chicago | June 23, 2011
CAIR and the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Race and Gender today released “Same Hate, New Target,” the first-of-its-kind annual report outlining the disturbing growth of Islamophobia in the United States during 2009-2010.


The GOP and the Sharia Myth
CAIR-Chicago | June 23, 2011
The idea that is being propagated by some conservative political leaders and media outlets is that Sharia is an imminent threat to American society. This is simply not true, and the recent legislative push to ban Sharia from th U.S. is not only a waste of time and taxpayer money, it’s a fear-mongering movement that only creates divisions between Americans based on ideology.


PRESS RELEASE: King Hearings Generate Pushback on Rep.’s Anti-Muslim Agenda
CAIR-Chicago | June 16, 2011
Peter King’s (R-NY) false allegations and his history of anti-Muslim comments have produced broad-based pushback against his biased agenda and generated significant questions about the veracity of his hearings, such as the one held today on Islam in U.S. prisons.


Southtown Star: Orland Hills verbal altercation results in arrest, claim of beating
Southtown Star | June 22, 2011
An argument among neighbors, involving 20 people, in Orland Hills on Saturday night ended in the arrest of a 46-year-old mother and her teenage son. “She contacted us and told us her side of the story,” said CAIR-Chicago Law Clerk Eyad Tabahi. “It’s in the preliminary stages of investigation. We’re looking into the matter to see what the proper course of action should be.”


Controversy demands discourse, not dismissal: the case with Israel and Palestine
CAIR-Chicago | June 23, 2011
Across city campuses, effective discourse has taken place on socially relevant issues, pulling them out of the “taboo drawer” and placing them into the limelight. From gender equality to immigration, today’s student approach has consistently been “let’s talk about it.” And then there’s Israel and Palestine.


ACTION ALERT: ICIRR Wants YOU for Candidate School
CAIR-Chicago | June 17, 2011
ICIRR is looking for immigrants and the children of immigrants who are dedicated to their communities and are interested in helping to increase the representation of immigrants in public office.


Christina Abraham to speak at Syria Rally
CAIR-Chicago | June 10, 2011
Syria is witnessing the atrocities and the massacre of innocent civilians committed by the forces of the dictator. Human rights are being violated. Many Syrian cities are under constant attacks. Many have been killed. Help bring freedom to Syria.




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