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CAIR-Chicago Efforts lead to EEOC Officially Recognizing “Arab” as Race
CAIR-Chicago | October 13, 2011
After more than a year of CAIR-Chicago raising the issue, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) finally agreed to recognize “Arab” as a race. Just last week, the EEOC headquarters in Washington, D.C. issued an apology letter to CAIR-Chicago Litigation Director Kevin Vodak for the improper classifications and assured him that steps have been taken to prevent further problems.


ABC 7: CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab Discusses Racist, Anti-Muslim TSA Official
ABC 7 | October 12, 2011
A veteran officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Chicago is being disciplined after posting hundreds of racist and derogatory comments on Facebook. Not only were Officer Roy Egan’s racial and religious rants open for anyone to see, for years he openly identified himself by name on Facebook and listed his employer as U.S. Homeland Security-TSA, the Transportation Security Administration.


Attend “Fordson” Screening and Q&A with the Director at CAIR-Chicago’s Gallery – Wednesday, Oct. 19
CAIR-Chicago | October 11, 2011
The film “follows a predominately Arab-American high school football team from a working-class Detroit suburb as they practice for their big cross-town rivalry game during the last ten days of Ramadan, revealing a community holding onto its Islamic faith while they struggle for acceptance in post 9/11 America.“


Worldview, NPR: Ahmed Rehab on the Rising Tensions in Egypt and the Upcoming Elections
WBEZ, NPR | October 12, 2011
Just back from Egypt, Ahmed Rehab talks to Worldview’s Jerome McDonnell about the state of military rule and sectarian violence as Egypt inches closer to next year’s historic presidential election.


CAIR-Chicago Continues Litigation Against JBS Swift
CAIR-Chicago | September 29, 2011
CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Rabya Khan has begun depositions in Nebraska for the JBS Swift Case, a class-action employment discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC in 2010.


Join CAIR-Chicago at CIOGC’s Annual CommUnity Dinner – Saturday, Oct. 15
CAIR-Chicago | October 11, 2011
Join us this Saturday in celebrating another year of progress and accomplishment at the Council on Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC).


CAIR-Chicago Thanks its Summer Interns for All Their Hard Work
CAIR-Chicago | September 29, 2011
CAIR-Chicago would like to thank all our interns and law clerks for their hard work and dedication. Our work would not be possible without the help of this talented team of young professionals. Read about all our interns and clerks HERE.


Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson Discusses Islam and American Politics at Wheaton College
CAIR-Chicago | October 12, 2011
Gerald Hankerson, Outreach Coordinator of CAIR-Chicago, presented at Wheaton College on October 5th regarding Muslim perspectives on American politics.


CAIR-Chicago Welcomes Bulgarian Delegation
CAIR-Chicago | October 12, 2011
The CAIR-Chicago office welcomed a Bulgarian delegation on Wednesday, October 11th, 2011, whose mission was to gain knowledge on how the Bulgarian and American Muslim communities can benefit from international collaboration and cooperation.


ACTION ALERT: Thank IL. Rep. Schakowsky for Challenging Anti-Muslim FBI Training
CAIR-Chicago | October 7, 2011
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky defended the Muslim community during the questioning of FBI Director Robert Mueller by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In her questioning, Rep. Schakowsky focused on allegations that some FBI agents have been trained to view mainstream American Muslims with suspicion and the faith of Islam itself as the source of terrorism.


Huffington Post: Courage: Cairo, Egypt
Huffington Post | October 4, 2011
Joshua Hoyt from the Illinois Coalition for Immigration and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), discusses the organization of the Egyptian Spring. According to Hoyt, physical courage in the face of police brutality is what led to the overthrow of the dictator, Hosni Mubarak.


OnIslam: Keith Ellison in Cairo to Deliver Messages
OnIslam | October 4, 2011
Congressman Keith Ellison, accompanied by two American Muslim activists (of Egyptian origin), Ahmed Bedier, the president of United Voices for America, and Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago’s executive director, met on Wednesday, Sept. 29 with a big group of Egyptians, around 70, of all ages and backgrounds, in a location nearby the famous Tahrir Square.








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