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Amina Sharif

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Amina Sharif discusses anti-Sharia movement on panel at Chicago-Kent College of Law
CAIR-Chicago | November 21, 2011
On November 15, 2011, CAIR-Chicago’s Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif joined a panel discussion on the Constitutionality of legislation, proposed in 25 states, banning Sharia law. The panel included Chicago-Kent Constitutional Law Professors Steven J. Heyman and Mark Rosen.


Worldview, NPR: Ahmed Rehab Sets the Record Straight on Egypt Events
Worldview, NPR, WBEZ 91.5FM | November 22, 2011
Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, talks to Worldview's Jerome McDonnell about the protests in Egypt against the country’s military leaders.


Amina Sharif speaks to Naperville Muslim youth group about leadership and activism
CAIR-Chicago | November 21, 2011
CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif spoke to the Islamic Center of Naperville’s Youth Group on Sunday, November 13th, about how to be an effective Muslim leader. The audience included about 100 middle school and high school students from the Naperville area.


PRESS RELEASE: CAIR-Chicago applauds TSA’s removal of bigoted employee
CAIR-Chicago Press Center | November 16, 2011
CAIR-Chicago commends the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for taking decisive action against an employee who publically spewed racist and bigoted rants against Muslims, African Americans, Latinos, and Homosexuals. Roy Egan had worked at O’Hare airport for nine years where he checked passenger baggage.


Huffington Post: Roy Egan, Former O’Hare TSA Agent, Fired Over Repeated Anti-Muslim, Racist Facebook Remarks
Huffington Post | November 17, 2011
Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago executive director commended the TSA for Egan’s firing. “We made it clear that Egan’s discourse was as much an embarrassment to the agency and the values it stands for, as it was an affront against Muslims and other minorities,” Rehab said in a statement.


Fox News: O’Hare TSA Employee Fired Over Racist, Homophobic, Anti-Muslim Facebook Posts
Fox News | November 16, 2011
“The TSA works hard everyday to keep Americans safe,” Amina Sharif, TSA communications coordinator said in the release. “When such egregious behavior is flagged on the part of one of their agents, it breeds confidence in us as passengers that it is dealt with as swiftly and as seriously as it was in the case of Roy Egan.”


WLS Radio 890AM: TSA officer fired over anti-Muslim Facebook posts
WLS Radio 890AM | November 17, 2011
Ahmed Rehab, CAIR-Chicago executive director commended the TSA for Egan’s firing. “We made it clear that Egan’s discourse was as much an embarrassment to the agency and the values it stands for, as it was an affront against Muslims and other minorities,” Rehab said in a statement.


CAIR-Chicago Hosts Panel Discussion on Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring [PHOTOS]
CAIR-Chicago | November 11, 2011
On November 10th CAIR-Chicago hosted a community discussion in honor of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations’ Arab Heritage Month. Speakers discussed the Arab Spring revolutions and the Wall Street protests.


How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurship and Ashoka’s Theory of Change – Nov. 22nd, 2011
CAIR-Chicago | November 18, 2011
Reem Rahman, Project and Knowledge Manager of Ashoka Changemakers (Washington, DC), will share Ashoka’s approach toward acting as a catalyst for massive social impact across the globe, including an exclusive demo of her team’s newest open-source, beta platform.


Orlando Sentinel: Politicians are politely avoiding Tea Party Convention
Orlando Sentinel | November 3, 2011
As the Tea Party convention comes to Daytona Beach, many polititians declined their invitation not wanting to associate themselves with speakers like Pamela Geller, an anti-Muslim activist. “In other states, elected officials have pulled out and do not want to be on the same stage as her,” said CAIR media-relations director Ahmed Rehab.


The Sun: Mentone woman says Islam ‘has given me a new life’
The Sun | November 3, 2011
Gina Cuellar, a 24-year-old psychology student at Cal State San Bernardino is happy that she converted to Islam. “The qualitative anecdotes are women particularly are converting at a much faster rate, particularly Latinas,” said Ahmed Rehab, media relations director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington.


MEDIA ADVISORY: Muslims to Honor Hajj Pilgrimage with Prayer and Celebration
CAIR-Chicago Press Center | November 5, 2011
On Sunday, November 6th, Muslims all over the world and in America will commemorate the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, or the Hajj, with communal prayers and celebrations. It is one of the most important Islamic holidays of the year. Each year, some two million Muslims, including thousands of American Muslims, go for the Hajj pilgrimage.








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