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Executive Director
Ahmed Rehab

Civil Rights Director
Christina Abraham

Outreach Coordinator
Gerald Hankerson

Communications Coordinators
Amina Sharif
Lyndsey Stemm

Litigation Director
Kevin Vodak, Esq.

Operations Coordinators
Mohamed Abdelati

Staff Attorney
Rabya Khan

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Sufyan Sohel

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Mazen Kudaimi, MD - President

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Prof. M Cherif Bassiouni - Honorary President


 

ACTION ALERT: Attend Public Hearing by I.C.E., Take a Stand Against Cruel Deportations
CAIR-Chicago | August 16, 2011
On Wednesday, August 17th, ICE is coming to Chicago to have a public hearing on Secure Communities, the broken deportation program that is catching non-criminals, separating families, and draining law enforcement resources.


Staff Attorney Rabya Khan Meets with High School Regarding Anti-Muslim Worksheets
CAIR-Chicago | August 16, 2011
Rabya Khan met with school officials to convey the importance of presenting balanced perspectives and not perpetuating stereotypes. CAIR-Chicago has requested that the school remove the worksheets, and not use them again or any similar worksheets. Rabya also provided a resource list of organizations that can conduct workshops on Islam, including CAIR-Chicago, and is compiling a list of educational resource companies with balanced materials on Islam and Muslims.


Attend “Iftar in the Synagogue”
CAIR-Chicago | August 16, 2011
Attend the annual Iftar at the Synagogue “Diverse Experiences, Common Future”. This event is sponsored by The Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiative.


Thank You for a Wonderful “Taste of Ramadan” Iftar
CAIR-Chicago | August 12, 2011
We were delighted to host 319 guests and relish in nearly 50 dishes and desserts from all over the world. See photos from the event in this post!


Exciting Changes at CAIR-Chicago
CAIR-Chicago | August 11, 2011
As you know, we have endeavored to expand both the quality and quantity of our work each and every year since our rebirth 7 years ago. This year is no different. I want to update you on some exciting changes we have been working on at CAIR-Chicago for some time now.


Chicago Tribune: Fasting Ramadan: Finding Beauty in the Mundane
Chicago Tribune | August 11, 2011
“Islam teaches us that we are not merely physical beings but spiritual beings as well. But while most people acknowledge the need to nurture our bodies through sustenance and exercise, we tend to neglect the same for our souls,” writes Ahmed Rehab in the Chicago Tribune.


Can Gallup Poll results on Muslim Americans help counter stereotypes?
CAIR-Chicago | August 10, 2011
Abu Dhabi Gallup Center and the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies conducted a groundbreaking poll which indicated that, contrary to the stereotype, the majority of Muslim Americans say they are loyal to the United States and optimistic about its future.


Ramadan Outreach in the Chicagoland Area
CAIR-Chicago | August 10, 2011
As part of CAIR-Chicago’s Ramadan outreach program executive-director, Ahmed Rehab, will be visiting four mosques in the Chicagoland area to discuss the services that CAIR-Chicago provides to the Muslim community.


CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab Discusses Egyptian Revolution
CAIR-Chicago | August 10, 2011
CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab, who participated in the Egyptian revolution on the ground in Tahrir Square, is sharing what he learned from the movement in a webinar.


Extremism has no religion
Jenn Schanz, Communications Intern | July 26, 2011
Communications Intern Jenn Schanz reflects on the tragedy in Norway and the tendency of terrorists to hide behind religious ideology to further political agendas.


Social media used to correct Western perceptions of Arabs. But at what cost?
Jenn Schanz, Communications Intern | July 28, 2011
Communications Intern Jenn Schanz weighs the pros and cons of the image being portrayed by the a new Arab video game character.


Norwegian Terrorist Associated with Anti-Muslim Groups in the US and UK
Ben Small, Communications Intern | July 26, 2011
In the wake of the abhorrent events that occurred last Friday in Norway, information has come to light revealing connections between the terrorist suspect, Anders Brehing Breivik, to the anti-Islam movement in England, as well as to prominent Islamophobes in the US.


Islamophobia in the UK: The English Defense League
Ben Small, Communications Intern | July 21, 2011
Communications Intern Ben Small discusses the rise of the EDL in England and compares it with Islamophobia in the U.S.




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