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Feature 290 Immigration raids inhumane
Sun-Times | Dec.18.08

Chicago Sun Times publishes CAIR-Chicago intern Short's comments on workplace raids and the need for immigration reform.




Feature 289 CAIR-Chicago Settles Two Headscarf Related Discrimination Cases
Nicholas Short | Dec.16.08

CAIR-Chicago attorneys Kevin Vodak and Rima Kapitan settled two employment discrimination cases last month involving Muslim women and their right to wear the traditional headscarf.




Feature 288 Special Report: CAIR-Chicago in Scotland
CAIR-Chicago | Dec.09.08

A Speaking Tour of 5 Scottish cities by CAIR-Chicago Officials preceded their participation in a Glasgow Conference. Ahmed Rehab Reports on the experience.












    




    




  • Media Advisory: Illinois Muslims to Mark End of Hajj with Prayer and Celebration
  • December 5, 2008




      Government

      • A Muslim man contacted CAIR-Chicago regarding a delay in obtaining citizenship. The man applied for citizenship, completed all the necessary requirements, but his application has not been adjudicated. CAIR-Chicago is incorporating this case into its Citizenship Delay Project.

      Prison

      • A Muslim inmate contacted CAIR-Chicago because he believes that the religious holidays and observances of Jewish and Christian prisoners are respected but that the Muslim prisoners' needs are not respected. He discovered this after Muslim prisoners requested halal food at least during the two Eid holy days, but was denied. CAIR-Chicago is investigating the matter and will have the inmate file the appropriate grievances.

      Employment

      • A Muslim woman complained of harassment by a manager at the bank in which she works. She has complained regarding the harassment to the company, but to no avail. CAIR-Chicago is investigating the woman’s complaint and will take whatever action it deems necessary to resolve the matter.

      General

      • A Muslim family complained of harassment by neighbors in their apartment building. The family states that neighbors have called the police and falsely accused them of vandalism and causing a disturbance. CAIR-Chicago has advised the family to involve the building management and is monitoring the situation closely.





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Executive Director
Ahmed Rehab

Civil Rights Director
Christina Abraham

Senior Outreach Coordinator
Dina Rehab

Operations Coordinators
Azam Azeem
Daniah Elharezi

Cultural Sensitivity Speaker
Veronica Zapata

Communications Coordinators
Reem Rahman
Amina Sharif

Staff Attorney
Kevin Vodak, Esq.

Outreach Coordinator
Gerald Hankerson

Youth Coordinator
Mokaram Rauf

Administrative Assistant
Islaam Rahim


Board of Directors
Alif Muhammad
Shahwar Syed, MD
Kimberly Newkirk
Emaad Hamwi
Khaled Taha
Ahmed Rehab
Hina Sodha, Esq.
Yaser Tabbara, Esq. - Secretary
Mazen Kudaimi, MD - Vice President
Safaa Zarzour, Esq. - President






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