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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

Rabya Khan speaks at 2012 Asian American and Pacific Islander Advancing Justice Conference
CAIR-Chicago | October 1, 2012 | By Dartunorro Clark, Communications Intern
On Friday, September 28th, 2012 Rabya Khan, CAIR-Chicago's Staff Attorney, was on of the distinguished panelist for the afternoon plenary at the 2012 Asian American and Pacific Islander Advancing Justice Conference


CAIR-Chicago and ICIRR team up to get out the vote!
CAIR-Chicago | October 10, 2012 |
CAIR-Chicago and ICIRR (Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights) are partnering to encourage and mobilize residents of Illinois’ 8th congressional district to vote in this year’s general election.


Don’t miss the “Dean Obeidallah for Vice President” comedy tour this weekend!
CAIR-Chicago | October 5, 2012
Award winning Arab-American comedian, Dean Obeidallah, is coming to Chicago this weekend as part of his “Dean for Vice President” tour!


How the erosion of civil liberties is not just a Muslim issue
CAIR-Chicago | October 9, 2012 | By Dima Ansari, Contributor
European courts have deemed American prisons to be compatible with human rights standards. Chris Hedges, in his op-ed, “What Is Happening to Muslims Will Happen to the Rest of Us,” however, tells us that this is not the case.


FBI counter terrorism measures creating mistrust in American Muslim communities
CAIR-Chicago | October 1, 2012 | By William von Schrader, Government Affairs Extern
The FBI have focused their energy on preemptive measures, seeking to discover terrorists before their dreams of destruction can be realized.


The new slur: Calling Obama the “M” word
CAIR-Chicago | October 9, 2012 | By Matthew Barry, Contributor
The English language doesn’t lack for things to call politicians you don’t like. Why, then, of all of the things he (or she) could have called President Obama, was “Muslim” chosen?


With freedom of speech, comes great responsibility
CAIR-Chicago | October 9, 2012 | By Aaron Kearney, Contributor
As much as free speech needs to be respected and upheld, it also needs to be checked on an even playing field.


Daily Herald: Suburban Muslims use positive campaigns to counter anti-Islam messages
Daily Herald | September 28, 2012
Suburban Muslims are using social media and other positive campaigns to counter anti-Islam messages in the wake of global protests — some violent — over a controversial video about Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, and anti-Muslim posters plastered in New York City subway stations.


Letter to the editor: Disappointment with ‘Muslim rage’ issue
CAIR-Chicago | October 5, 2012 |
Eager to hold media accountable and change negative media depictions of Muslims, a CAIR-Chicago volunteer wrote to Newsweek to express her disappointment with their ‘Muslim rage’ issue. Her letter was published.


Chicago Sun-Times: Irshad Islamic center case delayed again
Chicago Sun-Times | October 2, 2012 |
Representatives for each side were scheduled to submit responses by Monday to motions for summary judgment filed by both parties. The deadline for turning in that paperwork to Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois was moved to Wednesday.


Columbia Chronicle: Anti-Muslim sentiment reigniting the flames
Columbia Chronicle | October 1, 2012
The recent release of anti-Islam movie “Innocence of Muslims” and anti-Muslim advertisements in New York City’s subway system have caused rage among Muslims in the Middle East. The Chronicle interviewed local Muslims at the Downtown Islamic Center and CAIR (Council on American-Islam Relations) Chicago and asked for their reactions to it.


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