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ACTION ALERT: Call Senator Kirk About DREAM Act Vote - NOW!

The DREAM Act is finally being put to a vote in the Senate TOMORROW, and it's going to be a very close vote.
Our IL. Senator, Mark Kirk, is saying he will vote NO on the bill. That is why you must contact him and demand he do what is right for America. [...]

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Ahmed Rehab Keynotes 2010 United MSA Dinner

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab delivered the keynote speech at the 2010 United Muslim Students Association (MSA) Dinner, an event that unites the four main Naperville-area high school MSAs.

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Read About the Most Recent Civil Rights Abuses Reported to CAIR-Chicago

Check out our Civil Rights Digest and see how CAIR-Chicago works to help people in the Muslim community.

VOA News: Suburban Chicago Muslim Center Denied Permit

“Here in DuPage county officials seem to be more focused on the types of land that’s available in residential areas and want to appease residents’ concerns rather than the rights of religious institutions,” said Kevin Vodak, attorney for the Chicago chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations.

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New TSA regulations: Invasive or Reasonable?

ďA particular concern would be women who wear the hijab because obviously their standards of modesty are probably higher than most people and so they are more concerned about the groping, they are more concerned about the invasion of privacy,Ē said Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Council on Islamic Relations in Chicago.

CAIR-Chicago Presents to Menís Group at Historic Fourth Presbyterian

Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago invited representatives from CAIR-Chicago to speak to a menís group as part of a four-part series on topics in Islam. Amina Sharif and Gerald Hankerson gave a presentation that explored American perceptions of Muslims. Congregants and other members of the community attended the session.

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CAIR-Chicago Invited Back to Speak at St. Ignatius Catholic School

CAIR-Chicago communications Coordinator Amina Sharif and Outreach Coordinator Gerald Hankerson gave a presentation to students at St. Ignatius Catholic school Wednesday, December 1st about the sociological and theological background of Islam.

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Hear Ahmed Rehab Speak at Annual MSA United Dinner

This year the Naperville Central, Naperville North, Waubonsie Valley, and Neuqua Valley High School MSA’s will be hosting a United MSA dinner. The program will include dinner and a presentation from Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago.

CAIR-Chicago Files Suit on Behalf Somali Workers Fired by Neb. Swift Plant

CAIR-Chicago filed a discrimination lawsuit in federal court on behalf of 49 Muslims of Somali heritage who were fired from Swift Co, a meat packing plant in Nebraska. The lawsuit intervenes in a class action filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in August.

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TRAVEL ADVISORY:
Know Your Rights if Asked to
Undergo New TSA ‘Enhanced Pat-Downs’

In light of the growing concerns about the invasiveness of the new enhanced pat-down procedure, CAIR-Chicago offers recommendations to Muslim travelers.

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FOX Business: Rehab Discusses Airport Screening

"If you wear baggy jeans and you're brought aside for secondary screening for wearing baggy clothing, you are just as much entitled as the woman in a hijab to be able to pat yourself down and then have your hands swabbed for residue. That's the current TSA policy, it applies to any baggy clothing," said Rehab

Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif speaks at UIC

CAIR-Chicago Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif delivered a presentation to students at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 18th to share how CAIR-Chicago engages with the media and advocates for a fair depiction of Muslim-Americans.

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LISTEN: Rehab Discusses Hijab Discrimination at Convenience Store

Ahmed Rehab talks to Red Eye Radio’s Marc Germain about a Muslim woman who was denied service at a convenience store because she refused to remove her hijab.

Muslims to Honor Hajj Pilgrimage with Prayer and Celebration

On Tuesday, November 16th, Muslims all over the world and in America will mark the end of the yearly pilgrimage to Mecca, or Hajj, with communal prayers and celebrations.

See Chicago prayer locations and timings at http://www.chicagomuslims.com/

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Executive Director
Ahmed Rehab

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.

Outreach Coordinator
Gerald Hankerson

Administrative Assistant
Islaam Rahim

Board of Directors
Mazen Kudaimi, MD - President

Advisory Board
Prof. M Cherif Bassiouni - Honorary President

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