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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

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Gerald Hankerson

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Mohamed Abdelati

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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.


Ahmed Rehab to speak on Islamophobia at AIC
CAIR-Chicago | January 25, 2013
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 speaks on panel honoring Fred Korematsu day
CAIR-Chicago | February 8, 2013
The event featured guest speakers William Yoshino, the Midwest Director of the Japanese American Citizens League, and Rabya Khan, Staff Attorney at the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.


Rabya Khan conducts ‘Know Your Rights’ training at Northwestern
CAIR-Chicago | February 8, 2013
On Thursday January 31, 2013, Staff Attorney Rabya Khan conducted a joint Know Your Rights training with First Defense Legal Aid attorneys Emlyn Ricketts and Devin Viland.


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.


Vocalo, 89.5 FM: Aymen Abdel Halim discusses the portrayal of Muslims in U.S. media
Vocalo, 89.5 FM | February 13, 2013
Shows like ‘Homeland’ and ’24?, or movies like ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ might make us think “this must be how it really goes down” – but how do you separate truth from fiction in media?


WBEZ, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab discusses the history of Egyptian cinema
WBEZ, Worldview | February 12, 2013
Film contributor Milos Stehlik and Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago, discuss some of Egypt’s most well-known directors and the history of Egypt’s film industry.


On The Media: The struggle to claim the word jihad
On the Media | February 12, 2013
Ahmed Rehab explains the real meaning of the word “Jihad” in an interview with On the Media.


CNN: Muslim activists aim to reclaim the word ‘jihad’ with ad campaign
CNN | February 4, 2013
A Muslim activist group has launched a new ad campaign to reclaim a word they say has been abused and distorted by Muslim extremists and by anti-Muslim groups.


Washington Post: Chicago is ground zero in U.S. Muslim renaissance
Washington Post | February 6, 2013
New Muslim institutions are emerging at an unprecedented pace led by a nationwide network of young activists.


Huffington Post: #MyJihad is to not let others dictate what Muslims are
Huffington Post | February 4, 2013
The Huffington Post reports on the #MyJihad ad campaign; a Chicago based campaign that debuted in Washington D.C., subway stations on Jan. 28.


NY Daily News: War of words: Muslim activists trying to wrestle ‘jihad’ away from extremists and critics
NY Daily News | February 6, 2013
A group of Muslim activists is fighting a battle of words to reclaim “jihad” from Muslim extremists and critics who they say have wrongly used the term to justify violence and discrimination.


Daily Northwestern: Northwestern students address racial profiling concerns at workshop
Daily Northwestern | February 4, 2013
Following the FDLA’s remarks, Rabya Khan, a staff attorney at CAIR Chicago, spoke about how to interact with FBI agents. Following her remarks, the panel engaged with the students in a question-and-answer session, where students raised questions pertinent to their own experiences with racial profiling incidents.


DCist: ‘My Jihad’ ads come to Metro
DCist | January 31, 2013
Metro seems to be the place to wage the ideological battle over what Islam is and is not, it seems.


Islam Story: “My Jihad” in Washington
Islam Story | February 4, 2013
An American Muslim campaign to introduce the true meaning of Jihad has reached Washington D.C. in an effort to correct the public perception about the Islamic term.


NNAAC: #MyJihad ads in D.C. metro stations
NNAAC | February 13, 2013
With a four-week ad buy in the Shaw, Waterfront, Rockville and Dunn Loring Metro stations, organizer Ahmed Rehab, who is also executive director of the Chicago branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says that he is hoping to change the narrative around the word jihad.


Christian Post: Muslim activists seek to reclaim ‘Jihad’ in new ad campaign
Christian Post | February 4, 2013
Muslim activists are seeking to share the proper meaning of the word “jihad” through a public education campaign in Washington, D.C., where they are posting advertisements depicting the personal struggles held by mainstream Muslims, accompanied by the term “#myJihad”.


Patheos: #MyJihad, for two children, is anchored in brotherly love and loss. What’s yours?
Patheos | February 5, 2013
Amir Mahmoud, age 10, and Amal Ali, age 9, wrote short essays describing their own personal Jihad, about brothers they love.


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