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NBC 5: Muslim Woman Denied Ride on Greyhound Bus Because of her Clothing

CAIR-Chicago is advocating on behalf of Jacqueline Pasha, a Muslim woman who was not allowed to ride a Greyhound bus because of her face veil, or niqab. Communications Coordinator Lyndsey Stemm discusses the case with NBC’s Natalie Martinez.

Chicago Tribune: Suits – Woman denied swim access due to Muslim dress

A Brookfield man filed two lawsuits against the Forest Preserve District of Cook County alleging that his wife was denied access to the Cermak Family Aquatic Center because she was wearing traditional Muslim dress.

Mahmoud Yaqub went to the aquatic center, which has a wading area, fountains and sprinklers, with his wife and two children.

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ABC: Muslim Family Sues Forest Preserve for Discrimination

The Chicago Chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) filed two complaints in Circuit Court on behalf of Mahmoud Yaqub, his wife, and two children. The Cook County Forest Preserve is being sued for religious discrimination because Yaqub and his family were denied admission to a swimming facility.

WGN: Muslim Family Claims Discrimination at Public Pool

Complaints of discrimination were filed by a Muslim family against the Cook County Forest Preserve. The complaints claim that county employees at a public pool kicked a Muslim family out because of what they were wearing.

Chicago Sun-Times: Muslim Family Claims Bias at Pool Owned by County

The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations filed two complaints Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court claiming employees at a public pool discriminated against a Muslim family from Lyons based on their attire.

UPI: Family: Anti-Muslim bias at public pool

The parents were not planning to swim, only to supervise their children, the lawsuit said. They had previously been admitted when not wearing swimsuits.

“A week later, I sent my sister to go to the water park,” Yaqub told WLS-TV, Chicago. “My sister doesn’t wear the Muslim veil on her head. She went in a running suit, or pajama. She wasn’t wearing swimming trunks. The same lady that denied us entry let my sister in with no problem.”

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WLS 890 AM: Muslim Family Claims County Violated their Rights at Pool

Two lawsuits were filed Wednesday on behalf of a Muslim family which was allegedly barred from entering a Cook County recreational pool last year because of their clothing.

Communications Coordinator Amina Sharif Speaks at Press Conference, Condemns FBI Raids

Amina Sharif issued a statement today on behalf of CAIR-Chicago, condemning the FBI’s recent raids on the homes of local anti-war activists who have dedicated their lives towards peacefully organizing for justice at home and abroad.

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. Demand that he vote YES.

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