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Executive Director
Ahmed Rehab

Civil Rights Director
Christina Abraham

Outreach Coordinator
Gerald Hankerson

Communications Coordinators
Amina Sharif
Lyndsey Stemm

Staff Attorney
Kevin Vodak, Esq.

Operations Coordinators
Hiba Hammadi

Developement Coordinator
Ryan Hilliard

Board of Directors
Mazen Kudaimi, MD - President

Advisory Board
Prof. M Cherif Bassiouni - Honorary President


 

Chicago Tribune: Religious leaders urge approval of DuPage mosque
Chicago Tribune | January 20, 2011
“How many mosques constitute an oversaturation in unincorporated DuPage County, according to the Zoning Board of Appeals?” asked Ahmed Rehab, director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, at a news conference. “The answer would be one. One would be one too many apparently, and that’s very disconcerting to us.”


CAIR-Chicago Rep. Meets with Mayoral Candidates at ICIRR Conference
CAIR-Chicago | January 12, 2011
ICIRR Board Members, including CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab, met with Chicago’s mayoral candidates at a small conference on Friday. The featured candidates were former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley Braun and City Clerk of Chicago Miguel Del Valle.


Medill Reports: Islamic group puts pressure on DuPage to change stand banning mosque
Medill News Service | January 19, 2011
In tough economic times most neighborhoods would welcome development. But in suburban Willowbrook, they’re waving it off for an unusual reason: religious oversaturation.


The Denial of Islamophobia
CAIR-Chicago | January 11, 2011
Faux liberal and pro-occupation advocate, New Republic editor Martin Peretz is back at it again. Last fall, he caused a firestorm with his racist comments that “Muslim life is cheap”. On Monday, he dished out some raw Islamophobia-denial in a gullible column entitled “The Invention of Islamophobia.”


Interfaith Leaders Hold Press Conference; Support DuPage Mosque
CAIR-Chicago | January 20, 2011
CAIR-Chicago participated in an interfaith press conference held on behalf of the Muslim Education and Cultural Center of America (MECCA), the third mosque denied a permit in DuPage County in the past year.


Christina Abraham Meets with AAUW to Discuss Women In Islam
CAIR-Chicago | January 18, 2011
The AAUW put together the conference at DePaul University in order to achieve more knowledge on the role of women in Islam. The presentation, which drew around thirty audience members, allowed Abraham to bring up present day issues and misconceptions regarding Muslim women.


Press Conference Tomorrow to Support DuPage County Mosques
CAIR-Chicago | January 18, 2011
Christian, Muslim, Jewish and civic leaders affirm religious freedom and call on the DuPage County Development Board to reconsider the Zoning Board’s decision to deny a permit for MECCA, a mosque in Willowbrook.


CAIR-Chicago Says Goodbye to Reema Ahmad
CAIR-Chicago | January 18, 2011
CAIR-Chicago Bids Farewell to Government Affairs Coordinator Reema Ahmad and congratulates her on new position at Project Mobilize. “I am grateful that Reema’s talent, professionalism, and work ethic will remain at the service of the Chicago Muslim community,” said Ahmed Rehab.


Medill Reports: ‘People look at us and get the wrong impression’
Medill News Service | January 18, 2011
“Islamophobia is the last form of racism that is tolerated in mainstream America,” she said. “You won’t see Fox News go out of its way to defend anti-black or anti-Semitic comments but they went out of their way to defend an Islamophobic statement.”


Press Release: CAIR-Chicago Urges Support for DuPage County Mosques Seeking Permits
CAIR-Chicago Press Center | January 14, 2011
“There is a large and growing number of Muslim families who live, work, and pay taxes in DuPage County yet are being denied the same right as their neighbors to establish institutions to accommodate their religious and community needs,” said Ahmed Rehab.


ACTION ALERT: Call DuPage County to Support Mosques Seeking Permits
CAIR-Chicago | January 14, 2011
Call the DuPage Country Board and show your support for: the Islamic Center of the Western Suburbs (ICSW), the Muslim Education and Cultural Center of America (MECCA), and the Irshad Learning Center (ILC).

Make your voice heard and make a difference!


Chicago Tribune: DuPage zoning panel opposes plan for mosque near Willowbrook
Chicago Tribune | January 14, 2011
Amina Sharif, with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said she is concerned that officials are trying to limit religious institutions. In April, the group filed a lawsuit against the county alleging discrimination in rejecting a zoning proposal for an Islamic education center and place of worship near Naperville.




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