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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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Mohamed Abdelati

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Mazen Kudaimi, MD - President

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Prof. M Cherif Bassiouni - Honorary President


 

Enter CAIR-Chicago’s Photography Contest!
CAIR-Chicago | July 7, 2011
Submissions should highlight Muslim American identities and illustrate the diversity and uniqueness of America's Muslim community. Winning pieces will be permanently displayed in the CAIR-Chicago office and winners will be honored at our Taste of Ramadan reception on August 11th.


Worldview, Chicago Public Radio: Ahmed Rehab reflects on uncertain future of post-revolution Egypt
Worldview, Chicago Public Radio | July 8, 2011
Frustrated activists in Cairo staged another mass protest on Friday to accelerate the pace of government reform. In a recent visit to Egypt, Ahmed Rehab, director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and frequent Worldview contributor, met with high-ranking officials and activists to discuss the way forward. He tells Jerome what he thinks the Egyptian people should demand now.


Civil Rights Vlog #4: Free Gaza Flotilla II
CAIR-Chicago | July 8, 2011
CAIR-Chicago Intern Noor Salahuddin discusses the humanitarian flotilla to Gaza that was prevented from delivering aid by Greek authorities at an Athens port. Noor dispels false claims made by Israeli officials in their attempts to delegitimize the humanitarian mission.


Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif Discusses Media Ethics with Journalism Students at Columbia College
CAIR-Chicago | July 8, 2011
CAIR-Chicago’s Communications Coordinator, Amina Sharif, along with Communications Extern Aymen Abdel Halim, visited Columbia College on July 6th to speak to Professor Rose Economou’s media ethics class on the importance of unbiased reporting in today’s media.


Pioneering research seeks to understand American-Muslim perspective on Islamophobia
CAIR-Chicago | July 7, 2011
CAIR-Chicago is working with Patricia M. Rodriguez Mosquera, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Wesleyan University, in conducting the second phase of her research on the psychological impact of Islamophobia on Muslim Americans.


CNN: Tricia Erickson: ‘An indoctrinated Mormon should never be elected as President’
CNN | July 7, 2011
“Erickson’s faux patriotism flies in the face of the basic freedoms enshrined in our constitution, threatens our commitment to pluralism, and undermines our culture of meritocracy, by seemingly mistaking the U.S. for a religious state that privileges her chosen faith over those of other Americans,” said Ahmed M. Rehab, Executive Director, CAIR-Chicago.


Chicago Tribune: Chicago protesters rally against Syria’s government
Chicago Tribune | July 3, 2011
“We’re living in a world now where there is no room for totalitarianism, dictatorships and oppression,” said Christina Abraham, civil rights director for the Council of American-Islamic Relations in Chicago. “When we see these movements happening, we need to support them. We don’t give leeway to governments that violate human rights, like the Assad government is doing right now.”


Chicago Tribune: Small mosque easily wins approval from DuPage
Chicago Tribune | July 5, 2011
“It’s basically the ideal zoning application for DuPage County, with absolutely no controversy surrounding it,” said Amina Sharif, communications coordinator with the Chicago Council on American-Islamic Relations. “The area where it’s located is already commercially zoned, next to a synagogue, and there is more than adequate parking there. If the DuPage County Board had rejected this, then we’d have an obvious problem. This is a very easy thing to approve.”


CAIR-Chicago Immigration Vlog #2 with Noor Salahuddin
CAIR-Chicago | June 30, 2011
CAIR-Chicago Communications Intern Noor Salahuddin discusses new Georgia ID laws and the impact on undocumented immigrants.


CAIR-Chicago Civil Rights Vlog #3 with Tarek Khalil
CAIR-Chicago | June 28, 2011
Civil rights law clerk Tarek Khalil analyzes and critiques Herman Cain’s “Muslim loyalty oath”.


CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab to Speak at ISNA Convention – July 1-4
CAIR-Chicago | June 30, 2011
The ISNA Convention is a meeting place of people and ideas, where American Muslims discuss their role in society, politics, media, activism, and education. The event will feature numerous world renowned scholars and Muslim leaders. CAIR-Chicago’s executive director, Ahmed Rehab, will be presenting at four lectures throughout the weekend.


Can Pakistan have a successful uprising?
CAIR-Chicago | July 7, 2011
CAIR-Chicago intern Kinza Khan discusses whether revolutions like the recent ones in Egypt and Tunisia could occur in Pakistan, and whether the country is capable of having a successful revolution.


Peter King’s Radical Hearings on “Radicalization”
CAIR-Chicago | June 24, 2011
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.




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