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FOX Business: Ahmed Rehab debates Islamophobe Pamela Geller on Park51

Ahmed Rehab deconstructs Pamela Geller’s fear mongering misinformation campaign against the Park51 community center in New York and exposes her anti-Muslim bigotry.

CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab to Speak at Protest Against FBI Raids

Join CAIR-Chicago at the FBI Headquarters to protest recent FBI raids of the homes of peaceful, anti-war activists.

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Press Release: Muslim Civil Rights Group Expresses Deep Concern With FBI Raids

CAIR-Chicago announced today that it is deeply concerned about the FBI’s recent raids on the homes of anti-war activists in the Midwest.

CAIR-Chicago is issuing the following statement in response to the raids.

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Ahmed Rehab Speaks at Post 9/11 Backlash Workshop

On Saturday, September 25, CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab spoke at a workshop dealing with post 9/11 backlash.

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Action Alert: Challenge DuPage County’s Proposal to Restrict Religious Land Use

DuPage County is on the verge of passing sweeping restrictive zoning and land use ordinances which will have an adverse impact on all religious institutions.

Here are some of the proposed changes and what you can do to challenge them.

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Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson to Read The Qur’an at American Library Association Banned Book Reading

CAIR-Chicago Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson will participate in another banned book reading hosted by the American Library Association. Hankerson will read from the Qur'an.

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Unity Rally for Immigration Reform at the DREAM Act with State Legislators

Come join CAIR-Chicago at the Unity Rally for Immigration Reform and the DREAM Act with Our State Legislators.

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NBC News: Texas Debates "Pro-Islamic" Bias in Textbooks

From Ahmed Rehab’s point of view, however, American culture — including textbooks — routinely vilifies Islam and focuses unduly on the militaristic aspects of the religion.

“Islam has a wealthy history that goes beyond the battles, in the arts and cultures and sciences,“ said Rehab, spokesman for the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR). “There’s this strange attempt to portray anything Islamic as uniquely bad.

“When someone comes along and then speaks the truth, or basically renders an accurate account of reality, then (readers) are shocked and confused because it goes against everything they have heard, therefore it must be a lie. It’s what I call willful ignorance.”

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Press Release: Chicago Muslims Condemn Vandalism of Local Synagogue

“The reprehensible attack against this Jewish congregation is an insult to all of us,” said Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago. “An attack against one house of worship is an attack against every house of worship.”

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Executive Director
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Civil Rights Director
Christina Abraham

Developement Coordinator
Dina Rehab

Government Affairs Coordinator
Reema Ahmad

Operations Coordinators
Hiba Hammadi

Cultural Sensitivity Speaker
Veronica Zapata

Communications Coordinators
Amina Sharif

Staff Attorney
Kevin Vodak, Esq.

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Gerald Hankerson

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Islaam Rahim

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