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Executive Director
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Deputy Director
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Civil Rights Director
Christina Abraham

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Kevin Vodak, Esq.

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Amina Sharif
Aymen Abdel Halim
Leena Saleh

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Mazen Kudaimi, MD

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Prof. M Cherif Bassiouni


 
Become a sponsor of CAIR-Chicago’s 8th Annual Banquet!
CAIR-Chicago | January 18, 2012
Sponsorship packages include ads in our Program Booklet, tickets to our event, and a vendor display table for your business or organization. To become a sponsor or for more information, email Sufyan Sohel, Deputy Director of CAIR-Chicago, at ssohel@cairchicago.org or call 312-212-1520.


Ahmed Rehab to speak at Islamic Center of Naperville- January 27, 2012
CAIR-Chicago | January 18, 2012
Executive Director Ahmed Rehab will be speaking at the Islamic Center of Naperville at Ogden on Friday, January 27. He will be discussing Islamophobia, focusing on origins and practical solutions for tackling Islamophobes and anti-Muslim ideologies.


Marking 10 years since Guantanamo’s opening, the ACLU releases report on Guantanamo detainees
CAIR-Chicago | January 11, 2012 | By Aabeda Masra, Communications Intern
Marking ten years since Guantanamo Bay’s opening, The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has released a report called, “Guantanamo by the Numbers”, describing the cost of running the camp and the treatment of detainees.


The story of Guantanamo survivor Murat Kurnaz
CAIR-Chicago | January 18, 2012 | By Aabeda Masra, Communications Intern
The stories of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are many. They are brutal, violent, and are obscured into darkness – never reaching the general public. One such story covered by The New York Times, is of Murat Kurnaz, who was proved innocent by the U.S. after suffering years of torture for the crimes he never committed.


Carthage College students learn about Muslim representations


CAIR-Chicago
| January 17, 2012 | By Leena Saleh, Communications Coordinator
On January 12, students from Carthage College in Wisconsin paid a visit to CAIR-Chicago. Taking a course on the role of women in the literature and arts of the contemporary Middle East, the students wanted to learn more about Muslims and media. Communications coordinators Aymen Abdel Halim and Leena Saleh featured presentations on historical contexts of Muslim representation, Muslim women in the media, and portrayals of Muslim women in popular culture.


FBI Counterterrorism Training Curriculum Proves Islamophobic
CAIR-Chicago | January 17, 2012 | By Dima Ansari, Communications Intern
As of September 20, 2011, the FBI released a statement for “a comprehensive review of all training and reference materials that relate in any way to religion or culture.” A leak by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Asian Law Caucus in July revealed FBI training materials that were Islamophobic in nature.


Amina Sharif Speaks at Lowe’s Townhall Meeting
CAIR-Chicago | January 18, 2012 | By Dima Ansari, Communications Intern
Amina Sharif, CAIR-Chicago’s Communications Coordinator, spoke at an Orland Park townhall meeting on Jan. 15. She presented on a panel with three other leaders from different faith organizations.


The DePaulia: 2012 Defense Act ‘detainment policies without due process’ could apply to American citizens, civil rights
The DePaulia | January 9, 2012
What is usually a routine piece of legislation has turned into a controversy between civil rights groups and the U.S. government. President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012, and some of its provisions have proven unseemly to some Americans.


ACTION ALERT: Ask Congress to Bar Military Detention of U.S. Citizens
CAIR-Chicago | January 9, 2012
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today calls on Muslims and other people of conscience to ask their elected representatives to support the Due Process Guarantee Act, which would bar the military from detaining U.S. citizens without charge or trial.








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