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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
Ambreen Zuberi

Outreach Coordinator
Gerald Hankerson

Operations Coordinator
Mohamed Abdelati

Board of Directors Chairman
Mazen Kudaimi, MD

Advisory Board Honorary President
Prof. M Cherif Bassiouni

Save the date / volunteer for CAIR-Chicago’s 9th Annual Banquet – March 23rd!
CAIR-Chicago | January 23, 2013
The annual banquet will be held on Saturday, March 23rd 2013 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. To volunteer or for more information, e-mail CAIR-Chicago’s Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson, at volunteer@cairchicago.org or call 312-212-1520.


Become a sponsor of CAIR-Chicago’s 9th Annual Banquet!
CAIR-Chicago | January 10, 2013
Sponsorship packages include ads in our program booklet, tickets to our event, and/or a vendor display table for your business or organization. To become a sponsor or for more information, e-mail Sufyan Sohel, Deputy Director of CAIR-Chicago, at ssohel@cairchicago.org or call 312-212-1520.


Press Release: #MyJihad ad campaign launches in Washington D.C.
CAIR-Chicago | January 28, 2013
Ads for the #MyJihad Public Educational Campaign, sponsored by the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago), launched today in Washington D.C. and are currently appearing at the Shaw, Waterfront, Rockville, and Dunn Loring train stations.


Ahmed Rehab to speak on Islamophobia at AIC
CAIR-Chicago | January 25, 2012
CAIR-Chicago's Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, will be included as part of a panel to discuss religious bigotry at the American Islamic College on February 23rd.


Rabya Khan participates in ‘Of Civil Wrongs and Rights’ screening
CAIR-Chicago | January 24, 2013
In honor of Fred Korematsu Day, CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney, Rabya Khan, will join Bill Yoshino, Midwest Director of Japanese American Citizens League, as part of a special screening of the film, ‘Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story.’


Liberty and justice for all: a legacy to remember
CAIR-Chicago | January 14, 2013 | Dartunorro Clark, Communications Intern
Dr. King transcended decades of struggle, and through his life and in the aftermath of his death embodied the ideal of American and international civil and human rights through a very simple philosophy: freedom, justice, and equality for all.


Rabya Khan speaks at interfaith event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
CAIR-Chicago | January 23, 2013
CAIR-Chicago’s Staff Attorney, Rabya Khan, was a featured speaker at the “Remember our Civil Rights and Civil Liberties” interfaith event this past Monday, January 21st to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


WBEZ, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab discusses political unrest and violence in Egypt
CAIR-Chicago | January 30, 2013
On Sunday, President Mohamed Morsi declared a state of emergency and deployed the army to several cities to control the violence, which has left at least 50 people dead. Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago joins Jerome McDonnell on Worldview to discuss the latest political unrest.


Washington Post: ‘Jihad’ ads come to D.C. Metro stations
The Washington Post | January 30, 2013
Aiming to “reclaim jihad from Muslim and anti-Muslim extremists alike,” Muslim activists this week announced that their “#My jihad” ad campaign began running Monday in D.C. metro stations. The ads have previously appeared on buses in San Francisco and Chicago.


Huffington Post: My Jihad Ad Campaign Launches In Washington, D.C.
Huffington Post | January 30, 2013
Just months after controversial anti-Muslim ads went on display, the nation’s capital will feature a campaign meant to redefine, in positive ways, the popular understanding of jihad.


State of Belief Radio: Taking back Islam from extremists with “My Jihad”
State of Belief Radio | January 17, 2013
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director and founder of the #MyJihad campaign, Ahmed Rehab, and Rev. Welton Gaddy discuss the purpose of the campaign and what it hopes to achieve.


Vancouver Observer: #MyJihad: How a hashtag aims to reintroduce Muslims to Canada and US
Vancouver Observer | January 22, 2013
A #MyJihad activist tells Vancouver Observer about a US-based movement against Islamophobia, crossing the border into Canada.


ISLAMiCommentary: Taking back Islam from extremists with “My Jihad” campaign — Now in D.C.
ISLAMiCommentary | January 29, 2013
In the past month, the #MyJihad campaign launched in two other major U.S. cities, Chicago and San Francisco. The campaign has also made its way to Cairo, Egypt, where it displayed messages of Muslim and Christian unity during the Christmas season.


On Islam: ‘My Jihad’ to Canada to defeat Islamophobes
On Islam | January 22, 2013
An American Muslim campaign that was first launched by the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) in December, has crossed into Canada to introduce the true meaning of Jihad.


AAAN: A survey of racial profiling within the Chicago Muslim community
CAIR-Chicago | January 29, 2013
The Arab American Action Network (AAAN) has designed a survey, with the help of their partner organization, in order to gather information about Muslims’ experiences with racial profiling.


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