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Feature 313 Islam, the Beret, and Cultural Piracy
Chicago Crescent | Mar.18.09

Rehab discusses how Islam is a global faith, not a regional one. Thus, when it comes to choosing attire, Islam's criteria is value-based and not culture-specific.





Feature 312 CAIR-Chicago Co-hosts Night of Jewish-Muslim Artistic Expression
CAIR-Chicago | Mar.18.09

CAIR-Chicago, as part of the Jewish-Muslim Community Building Initiave, hosted another successful Cafe Finjan, were locals artists displayed their works reflecting spirtual identity.





Feature 311 Muslim Student wins “Lincolnland Legend” scholarship
Chicago Crescent | Mar.11.09

Read excerpts from an award winning essay about CAIR Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab. Each contestant wrote about someone who they felt has made a difference in society and is a role model for the youth.





Feature 310 CAIR-Chicago Thanks Supporters for Record-Breaking Banquet! [PHOTOS]
CAIR-Chicago | Mar.10.09

CAIR-Chicago's board, staff, and volunteer activists would like to thank you for your wonderful support and for making our 5th annual dinner an astounding success.





Feature 309 Lessons from History: Japanese-American Internment and the War on Terror
CAIR-Chicago | Mar.4.09

Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham spoke on a panel at Northwestern Law School this week alongside Adam Schwartz from ACLU-Illinois and Jinah Kim from the Asian American Studies Program at Northwestern University.






    





    




    






    Employment

    • A Muslim woman was harassed at her workplace for her race and her observance of her Muslim faith. CAIR-has advised the woman of the options available to her.

    • A Muslim man was refused employment based on his race. His interviewer made certain comments about his national origin and inquired about his immigrant status in the United States. CAIR-Chicago is investigating the case and will take appropriate action to resolve the matter.

    Government

    • Three Muslims contacted CAIR-Chicago regarding delays in obtaining citizenship. The individuals applied for citizenship and completed all the necessary requirements. CAIR-Chicago is incorporating these cases into its Citizenship Delay Project.

    • A Muslim man was approached by the FBI for questioning. CAIR-Chicago contacted the FBI on behalf of the man for more information on the nature of the questioning and will represent the man in any future communications with the FBI.

    • A man received a ticket for a moving violation and believed he was a victim of racial profiling by Chicago police. CAIR-Chicago advised the man about his legal options.



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