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ABC 7: CAIR-Chicago launches an attention-getting campaign

CAIR-Chicago launches an attention-getting campaign, the theme: ‘My Jihad.’ Continue reading

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VIDEO: ABC 7 – CAIR-Chicago, interfaith community address Rep. Joe Walsh

CAIR-Chicago and the Chicago interfaith community demand that Congressman Joe Walsh retract his statement that Muslims are a ‘real threat’ to the US. Continue reading

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ABC 7: Chicago activist, Ahmed Rehab, in Egypt for election results

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, reports live from Tahrir Square, Egypt.
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ABC 7: Rehab responds to NYPD spying on Muslims, and the Chicago connection

“The fact that the NYPD is spying on American citizens, who happen to be Muslim, is insane and ludicrous. It’s illegal and unconstitutional,” said Rehab. Continue reading

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ABC 7: Ahmed Rehab Discusses Lowe’s All-American Muslim Controversy

“What we’re being told here essentially is that it is too controversial to have a show with Muslim characters that are not portrayed as terrorists,” remarked CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab. Continue reading

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ABC 7: Ahmed Rehab calls for hate crime charges in downstate slashing

“It’s something that we must take very seriously,” said CAIR-Chicago executive director Ahmed M. Rehab. Continue reading

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ABC 7: Ahmed Rehab Welcomes End of Libyan Dictatorship

Moammar Gadhafi’s long-running regime affected many lives in the United States, including in the Chicago area. Continue reading

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ABC 7: Ahmed Rehab Discusses Racist, Anti-Muslim TSA Official

A veteran officer with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Chicago is being disciplined after posting hundreds of racist and derogatory comments on Facebook. Continue reading

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ABC 7: Muslims, religious leaders honor 9/11, discuss principles of religious tolerance and pluralism

Muslim, Jewish and Christians leaders gathered to honor the victims of 9/11 and to address the increase in anti-Muslim discrimination post-9/11. Continue reading

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ABC 7: Ahmed Rehab Shares Hopes for Obama’s Speech on Middle East Policy

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab says that he hopes the President’s speech represents a shift away from what he calls a “post-9/11″ narrative in American-Islamic relations. Continue reading

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ABC 7: Ahmed Rehab talks to Hosea Sanders and Judy Hsu about bin Laden’s Assassination

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab appears as a live, in-studio guest on ABC7 News This Morning to talk to Hosea Sanders and Judy Hsu about the death of Osama bin Laden. Continue reading

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ABC 7: Local Muslim Leaders Respond to bin Laden’s Death

CIOGC held a press conference to express relief at bin Laden’s death, as well as encourage a new chapter of openness and understanding.
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ABC 7: CAIR-Chicago responds to King hearings on radicalization of Muslim Americans

“It seemed like a political circus. It seemed like it was for political show and not an honest attempt by Rep. Peter King to address the issue of radicalization,” said CAIR-Chicago Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab Continue reading

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ABC 7, Ahmed Rehab: Chicago Area Muslims React to IL Gov.’s Comments Regarding “Ground Zero Mosque”

CAIR-Chicago representatives along with other local leaders held a press conference to discuss their disappointment with recent comments by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn regarding the “Ground Zero” mosque controversy. Continue reading

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ABC 7: Ahmed Rehab discusses Muslim chaplain’s dismissal from force

Ahmed Rehab and Muslim leaders talk about local Imam’s dismissal from Illinois State Police chaplaincy program due to Islamophobic innuendo Continue reading

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ABC 7: CAIR-Chicago discusses Islamophobic smear campaign against Chicago Imam, Sheikh Kifah

The Illinois State Police Department currently has 37 chaplains or volunteer clergy who provide spiritual support for troopers, other employees and their families. Most are Christian; some are Jewish; and until last December, none was Muslim. Continue reading

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ABC 7: Ahmed Rehab discusses attack on local Muslim woman

Amal Abusumayah was shopping when another customer made hateful comments against Muslims and attempted to pull off Abusumayah’s headscarf. Continue reading

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ABC 7: Ahmed Rehab Comments on Rahm Emanuel’s Apology

Ahmed Rehab comments on offensive anti-Arab comment made by Dr. Benjamin Emanuel, father of newly appointed Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. [Video] Continue reading

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ABC 7: Rehab on Anti-Muslim Email Sent by Frankfort Public Official

Ahmed Rehab discusses the recent forwarding of an anti-Muslim email by a public official in Frankfort, Illinois. The email, sent around by Frankfort Township Assessor Paul Ruff, is said to have made comments that chastised immigrants for “diluting sovereignty and our national identity,” and suggested that residents who don’t agree with the Christian motto “In God We Trust” should leave the country. [Video] Continue reading

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ABC 7: Rehab on men deplaned for speaking Arabic

Ahmed Rehab discusses the removal of six Iraqi-American men from an airplane for speaking Arabic as signs of alarming hysteria and textbook discrimination. The men had received certificates for a completed training mission for the U.S. Marines. Rehab says that “the larger concern is that suspicion is no longer based on what you do, but on a person’s language and race.” [Video] Continue reading

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