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Executive Director
Ahmed Rehab

Deputy Director
Sufyan Sohel

Litigation Director
Kevin Vodak, Esq.

Staff Attorney
Rabya Khan

Communications Coordinators
Maryam Arain
Ambreen Zuberi

Outreach Coordinator
Gerald Hankerson

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Mohamed Abdelati

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Noor Salahuddin

Board of Directors Chairman
Mazen Kudaimi, MD

Advisory Board Honorary President
Prof. M Cherif Bassiouni

RT America: Greeting Card company converts child toy into ‘terrorist’ [VIDEO]
RT America | May 9, 2013
RT America interviews CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab for his perspective on the greeting card that features a young Muslim doll as a terrorist threat.


Huffington Post: Card Painting Hijab-Wearing Girl As Suicide Bomber Angers Civil Rights Group
Huffington Post | May 6, 2013
A member of a Chicago-area civil rights group made a disturbing discovery when she found a neighborhood card and novelty shop selling a card that depicted a young hijab-wearing Muslim girl — as a terrorist.


Gawker: Here Is Your Tasteless Muslim Terror-Bomber Birthday Greeting Card
Gawker | May 6, 2013
Gawker reports on the Islamophobic greeting card distributed by Noble Works and being sold at a store in Lakeview, Chicago.


WGN 9: Card causing controversy among Muslim community [VIDEO]
WGN 9 | May 6, 2013
Muslim leaders are blasting a greeting card that portrays a doll as a terrorist.


Chicago Sun-Times: Chicago Muslim leader rips ‘Blow Your Brains Out’ doll
Chicago Sun-Times | May 6, 2013
A joke birthday card that depicts an Islamic girl doll as a suicide bomber who’ll “Blow Your Brains Out” drew criticism Satuday as “bigoted and moronic” from a leader of the Chicago area’s Muslim community.


Daily News: Muslim terrorist doll on birthday card angers Council on American-Islamic Relations: ‘blatant bigotry’
Daily News | May 7, 2013
A birthday card picturing a Muslim doll portrayed as a terrorist designed by Noble Works was found by a staff member at CAIR-Chicago. Daily News reports on remarks from our Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab.


CBS 2: Local Muslims Outraged By Card Depicting Muslim Girl Doll Terrorist
CBS 2 | May 6, 2013
A Muslim doll as a terrorist. That’s what’s on a birthday card that has upset the head of a local chapter of a civil rights group, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


WBEZ 91.5: Executive Director Ahmed Rehab blasts a racist greeting card [AUDIO]
WBEZ 91.5 FM | May 6, 2013
Listen to CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab on WBEZ discuss a greeting card that portrays a Muslim doll as a terrorist.


KVOA News: Muslim greeting card- ‘Let me blow you up’
KVOA News | May 7, 2013
It’s the card that has a small area of the blogosphere a twitter, a card that caught the attention of Chicago`s Council on American Islamic relations.


WBBM Newsradio: Local muslims outraged by card [AUDIO]
WBBM Newsradio | May 6, 2013
CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director Ahmed Rehab on WBBM 105.9 discusses the greeting card that portrays a Muslim doll as a terrorist.


The Daily Caller: Muslim group urges supporters to call company behind ‘terrorist girl’ greeting card
The Daily Caller | May 6, 2013
The civil liberties advocacy organization the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) urged its supporters to hit the phones to condemn the company behind a provocative greeting card that makes light of radical Islamic terrorism.


Opposing Views: Anti-Muslim Greeting Card Causes Outrage In Chicago
Opposing Views | May 6, 2013
A greeting card picturing a talking Muslim terrorist doll on the front with the message “Hope Your Birthday Is a Blow Out” is causing controversy in Chicago.


On Islam: ‘Terrorist’ Veiled Doll Shocks US Muslims
On Islam | May 6, 2013
The featuring of a veiled doll with a message equating Muslims with terrorists and extremists is inviting the outrage of the Muslim community in the United States, in the latest sign of rising Islamophobia in the country.


Making a Farce of a Faith: Where Do We Draw the Line?
Huffington Post Religion Blog | May 7, 2013
Deanna Othman, Assistant Editor of Islamic Horizons, writes a post for the Huffington Post's Religion Blog to share her perspective on the offensiveness of the Islamophobic greeting card.



Other news:
CAIR-Chicago co-sponsors event on colonialism in Puerto Rico and Palestine on May 13th
CAIR-Chicago | May 9, 2013
On Monday, May 13th, CAIR-Chicago is co-sponsoring an event aimed at highlighting the similarities between the experiences and struggles of Puerto Ricans and Palestinians in their movements for independence.


Litigation Director Kevin Vodak works to protect immigrant and minority workers
CAIR-Chicago | May 7, 2013
CAIR-Chicago Litigation Director Kevin Vodak has been actively working with a coalition of groups to improve the work of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in protecting immigrant workers and those facing workplace discrimination based on their national origin.




















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