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Executive Director
Ahmed Rehab

Deputy Director
Sufyan Sohel

Civil Rights Director
Christina Abraham

Litigation Director
Kevin Vodak, Esq.

Staff Attorney
Rabya Khan

Communications Coordinators
Aymen Abdel Halim
Leena Saleh

Outreach Coordinator
Gerald Hankerson

Operations Coordinator
Mohamed Abdelati

Board of Directors Chairman
Mazen Kudaimi, MD

Advisory Board Honorary President
Prof. M Cherif Bassiouni


 
ICIRR sponsored DREAMers Relief Campaign Above, right to left: Ahmed Rehab, Senator Dick Durbin, Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Senator John Cullerton, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Earlier today at Navy Pier for the ICIRR sponsored DREAM Relief campaign where 13,000 undocumented students were registered to apply for college.


MEDIA DIGEST: CAIR-Chicago’s reaction to anti-Muslim attacks in Ill., Governor Pat Quinn Speaks Out
CAIR-Chicago | August 15, 2012
CAIR-Chicago’s media department gave numerous interviews on different media venues addressing the recent anti-Muslim attacks in Morton Grove and Lombard, Illinois. CAIR-Chicago has also received a statement from governor Pat Quinn, condemning the attacks.

CBS 2: Police in Lombard investigating attack at Islamic school

CBS 2: Morton Grove man charged with firing rifle at nearby mosque

ABC 7: Man charged after pellets fired at Morton Grove mosque

NBC 5: Suspect arrested for firing BB shots at mosque

Press TV: Two deadly shots fired in mosque area

WGN Radio: Charges against Morton Grove man in connection with shooting at mosque

Chicago Tribune: Charges against Morton Grove man in connection with shooting at mosque

Chicago Tribune: Islamic groups alarmed by suburban incidents

NY Daily News: Man arrested for shooting at Chicago-area mosque with pellet rifle as hundreds worship inside


MEDIA DIGEST: Standing up to Congressman Joe Walsh
CAIR-Chicago | August 15, 2012 | CBS 2, WBBM
CAIR-Chicago’s media department gave over 20 interviews on 16 different media venues calling out Congressman Joe Walsh’s bigoted comments on Islam and Muslims. The following digest includes a selection of these interviews.

CLTV: Ahmed Rehab addresses Rep. Joe Walsh’s comments

ABC 7: CAIR-Chicago, interfaith community address Rep. Joe Walsh

CBS 2: CAIR-Chicago and interfaith community respond to Rep. Joe Walsh

WGN 9: CAIR-Chicago holds press conference to address Rep. Joe Walsh

WGN TV: Islamic, Interfaith group respond to Walsh’s controversial comments

WBEZ: Chicago Muslims denounce Congressman Walsh remarks

WIND 560 AM: Ahmed Rehab refutes Joe Walsh’s statements

Chicago Sun-Times: Religious figures denounce Rep. Walsh’s comments on Muslims, demand apology

Daily Herald: CAIR blasts Walsh for ‘bigoted’ comments

Daily Herald: Suburban Muslims say they’re becoming “punching bag” for GOP

Huffington Post: Joe Walsh – Muslims In America, Radical Islam ‘A Threat’ More Now Than After 9/11

Chicagoist: Joe Walsh Manages Two Racially Insenstive Remarks In One Week


Salon.com: Eight attacks, 11 days
Salon.com | August 15, 2012
“How long are we going to go pretending like there is no relationship between this acquiescence of hatred and politics and the inclination of violence on the ground?” asked Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago.


Apply for our Fall Internship Program!
CAIR-Chicago | August 1, 2012
CAIR-Chicago is currently accepting applications for its fall internship program! Fall internships run approximately from September to December and are offered in the Civil Rights, Communications, Government Affairs, Outreach and Operations departments


Thank you for making our 4th Annual “Taste of Ramadan” a success!
CAIR-Chicago | July 25, 2012
Over 500 people shared a Ramadan iftar at CAIR-Chicago's downtown office on the night of Tuesday, August 7th. Read about and view pictures of our annual event!


ABC 7: Chicago Muslims celebrate after a day of fasting
ABC 7 | August 8, 2012
After a day of fasting, hundreds of Chicago Muslims celebrated a taste of Ramadan. They gathered at the Chicago office of the Council on American Islamic Relations to enjoy dishes from around the world.


FIRSTPOST: CAIR-Chicago Celebrates ‘Taste of Ramadan’
FIRSTPOST | August 8, 2012
After a day of fasting, hundreds of Chicago Muslims celebrated a taste of Ramadan. They gathered at the Chicago office of the Council on American Islamic Relations to enjoy dishes from around the world.


CBS 2: Hundreds Turn Out To Break Fast After Sundown During Ramadan
CBS 2, WBBM | August 8, 2012
The month-long Muslim observance of Ramadan continues, and hundreds of people broke the daily fast after sundown the fast in the offices of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.


WBBM Newsradio: Taste of Ramadan at CAIR-Chicago
CAIR-Chicago | August 8, 2012 | CBS 2, WBBM
WBBM Newsradio’s Bob Roberts reports. Some attendees wolfed down pizzas, chips and sodas, while others dined on more exotic dishes from around the world.


WBEZ, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab discusses Morsi’s dismissal of military leaders in Egypt
WBEZ, Worldview | August 13, 2012
Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago discusses Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s dismissal of several top military generals.


Sharia law: The phantom threat
CAIR-Chicago | August 7, 2012 | By Matt Barry, Government Affairs Intern
Some two dozen states have recently either passed or considered laws that would ban the use of sharia law in their court systems. Check out our new infographic on anti-sharia legislation in the U.S.!


Super PACs: Changing the nature of the game
CAIR-Chicago | July 23, 2012 | By Abdullah Ansari, Outreach Intern
The power of super PACs have become increasingly dangerous to our political system. While this problem has died down in the media, we will see its impact between now and November.


Why we need ERPA: Racial profiling lingers amidst proof of targeting
CAIR-Chicago | August 6, 2012 | By Aaron Kearney, Government Affairs Intern
We as citizens, could make huge strides towards eradicating stereotyping and its disastrous repercussions, starting with the End to Racial Profiling Act (ERPA).


“Know Your Rights:” Bullying at the Workplace
CAIR-Chicago | July 22, 2012
Many American Muslims encounter workplace bullying – making it important to know your rights so that your career, livelihood, and emotional health will not be compromised.


WBEZ, Worldview: Christina Abraham talks about relations between Syrian ethnic and religious groups
WBEZ, Worldview | August 13, 2012
CAIR-Chicago’s Civil Rights Director, Christina Abraham, is interviewed about Syria’s various ethnic and religious groups and how the uprising has affected relations between them.


Chicago Muslims stand with Milwaukee Sikhs
CAIR-Chicago | August 6, 2012
The Chicago office of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) said today that their thoughts and prayers are with the Sikh community following a deadly shooting attack targeting members of a Sikh house of worship early Sunday morning in Wisconsin.


PRESS CONFERENCE on Rep. Joe Walsh’s anti-Muslim statements
CAIR-Chicago | August 9, 2012
On Friday, August 10th, the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), along with members of Chicago’s Muslim and interfaith communities, will hold a press conference to respond to Congressman Joe Walsh’s anti-Muslim statements made at a recent town hall meeting.


PRESS RELEASE: Illinois Muslim school hit with acid bomb
CAIR-Chicago | August 11, 2012
The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today called for an FBI hate crime investigation of an acid bomb attack on a Muslim school in that state.


PRESS RELEASE: Shots fired at Illinois mosque
CAIR-Chicago | August 11, 2012
(CHICAGO, IL, 8/11/12) — The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) said today that two air rifle shots were fired last night at the outer wall of the Muslim Education Center (MEC) mosque in Morton Grove, Ill.


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