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Ahmed Rehab

Civil Rights Director
Christina Abraham

Outreach Coordinator
Gerald Hankerson

Communications Coordinator
Amina Sharif

Litigation Director
Kevin Vodak, Esq.

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Mohamed Abdelati

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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


 

Attend ‘From Arab Spring to American Autumn; What and Why?” at CAIR-Chicago’s Gallery – Nov. 10, 2011
CAIR-Chicago | November 2, 2011
Join CAIR-Chicago for a community discussion and celebration in honor of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations’ Arab Heritage Month.


Ahmed Rehab Speaks at Independent Sector Conference
CAIR-Chicago | November 2, 2011
CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, was one of the key speakers at this year’s prestigious Independent Sector Annual Conference held at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago from October 30th to November 1st.


CAIR-Chicago Attorneys Help Iranian-American Become Citizen after Years of Delay
CAIR-Chicago | November 1, 2011
CAIR-Chicago successfully resolved another citizenship delay case this month; Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham and Litigation Director Kevin Vodak had worked on the case for more than two years.


Chicago Tribune: Muslim Sues Bottling Company Over Prayer Time
Chicago Tribune | October 27, 2011
A former delivery driver has filed a federal lawsuit against a soda bottling plant in Harvey that allegedly fired him shortly after he asked to time his lunch break to attend weekly Islamic prayers at a mosque.


PRESS RELEASE: CAIR-Chicago Files Bias Suit on Behalf of Fired Muslim Employee
CAIR-Chicago Press Center | October 25, 2011
CAIR-Chicago filed a complaint in federal court yesterday against The American Bottling Company on behalf of a Muslim man who was unjustly fired from the company after requesting time off on Fridays for Islamic congregational prayers.


ABC 7: CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab Welcomes End of Libyan Dictatorship
ABC 7 | October 20, 2011
“We’re relieved at the end of an era. Muslims don’t rejoice at the death of an individual. However, we are rejoicing at the death of dictatorship and tyranny, and the murderous period that Gadhafi was going after his own people,” said CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab.


Staff Attorney Rabya Khan Back in Nebraska for Depositions on Swift Case
CAIR-Chicago | November 3, 2011
Staff Attorney, Rabya Khan, of CAIR-Chicago was back in Grand Island, Nebraska again last week continuing depositions on the JBS Swift Case. CAIR-Chicago is representing about 50 plaintiff intervenors in an U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) discrimination lawsuit filed against JBS Swift in 2010.


Naperville Sun: Civil liberty advocates laud new rules for religious facilities
Naperville Sun | October 12, 2011
A spokeswoman for the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which is arguing the suit on Irshad’s behalf, said that the case may move into the deposition phase in November.


CAIR-Chicago Hosts Brown Bag Lunch Panel on American Activists’ Trip to Egypt
CAIR-Chicago | October 18, 2011
CAIR-Chicago hosted a brown bag lecture featuring Joshua Hoyt, the Executive Director of the Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), Lawrence Benito, Deputy Director at ICIRR, Merhdad Azemun from the National Peoples Action, and Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago.


TLC Features American Muslim Reality Show
CAIR-Chicago | November 2, 2011
TLC will be airing the new reality show, “All-American Muslim,” on Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 10 pm ET/PT. Supporters of the show hope it will help audiences see how Muslims, like other Americans, want to live the American Dream.


Muslim Women’s Alliance and CAIR-Chicago Host Bonsai Movie Screening and Discussion
CAIR-Chicago | October 20, 2011
Muslim Women’s Alliance and CAIR-Chicago hosted a screening of Bonsai People, a feature length documentary film that explores the work of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus.


Ahmed Rehab to Deliver Eid Khutbah at Al-Azhar Islamic Foundation – Nov. 6th, 2011
CAIR-Chicago | November 1, 2011
Ahmed Rehab, the Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago will be giving the Khutbah for Eid-Al-Adha at Al-Azhar Islamic Foundation on November 6th, 2011.


Amina Sharif to present on the Anti-Shariah Movement at Chicago-Kent College of Law – Nov. 15th, 2011
CAIR-Chicago | November 1, 2011
Amina Sharif, CAIR-Chicago's Communications Coordinator, will be examining the anti-Shariah phenomenon as part of a panel discussion at Chicago-Kent College of Law on November 15th, 2011.


Amina Sharif Speaking to Media Relations Class at UIC - Nov. 17, 2011
CAIR-Chicago | November 1, 2011
Amina Sharif, CAIR-Chicago's Communications Coordinator, will be speaking to a class at the University of Illinois at Chicago about the important role communications and public relations plays in non-profit activism and the skills required to be an effective social justice leader today.


Amina Sharif to Present at Roosevelt University — Nov. 28th, 2011
CAIR-Chicago | November 2, 2011
CAIR-Chicago’s Communications Director, Amina Sharif, will present to a Roosevelt University class on November 28th, 2011. The graduate level course, entitled "Social and Cultural Foundations," explores different topics related to ethnicity, race, ethnic groups, discrimination, religion, etc.


Sun-Times: U.S. oversteps boundary
By Aabeda Masra, Communications Intern | October 4, 2011
I read Neil Steinberg’s Oct. 3 column, “Suddenly they trust Obama to kill people.” I appreciate that he pointed out that the murder of Anwar al-Awlaki’s violates the Constitution.


Daily Herald: Cal Thomas Israel Column Ludicrous
By Dima Ansari, Communications Intern | October 6, 2011
The Sept. 21 opinion piece in the Daily Herald, “Israel’s future under siege from U.N.,” by Cal Thomas was inflammatory and illogical.


Daily Herald: Don’t blame religion for terrorism
By Aabeda Masra, Communications Intern | September 24, 2011
Invoking terms like “radical Islam” reflect negatively on a peaceful religion. The terrorists who recognize themselves as Muslims are not true followers of the religion as Islam condemns the killing of innocents. Therefore, the term “Islam” should be avoided in the discourse of terrorism and 9/11.


CAIR-Chicago’s Directors Attend IQRA Fundraising Dinner
CAIR-Chicago | September 31, 2011
CAIR-Chicago representatives attended IQRA International Educational Foundation’s fundraising dinner at Drury Lane on Saturday, October 29 to support its educational initiatives.








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