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CBS 2: CAIR-Chicago hosts Presidential debate viewing party

On October 22nd, 2012, CAIR-Chicago held a public viewing of the 3rd Presidential debate. CAIR-Chicago staff and community members comment on the candidates positions on various foreign policy issues.
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VIDEO: CBS 2 – Police in Lombard investigating attack at Islamic school

The Lombard, Ill. police department are investigating an attack on the College Preparatory School of America – an Islamic school in this Chicago suburb. CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab responds.
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VIDEO: CBS 2 – Morton Grove man charged with firing rifle at nearby mosque

CBS 2 reports on Morton Grove man, David Conrad, being charged with firing a rifle at a nearby mosque. CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab comments.
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VIDEO: CBS 2 – CAIR-Chicago and interfaith community respond to Rep. Joe Walsh

CBS 2 reports on CAIR-Chicago’s interfaitrh press conference on Rep. Joe Walsh’s anti-Muslim remarks. CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, is interviewed.
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CBS 2: Ahmed Rehab Rebukes Lowe’s for Caving to Anti-Muslim Bigotry

“It’s one thing for bigots and nuts to be bigots and nuts. It’s another thing for a mainstream company to embrace that. This is the mainstreaming of bigotry,” said Ahmed Rehab. Continue reading

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CBS 2: Ahmed Rehab Discusses Islamophobia Post 9/11 and How to Move Forward

Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, joins CBS 2′s Jim Williams to talk about the effect of 9/11 on American Muslims. Continue reading

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CBS2: Ahmed Rehab Discusses the President’s Decision About bin Laden Photo

“Obama’s logic was, I think, spot on,” said Rehab about the President’s decision not to release the photos of a deceased bin Laden.
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CBS 2: Ahmed Rehab of CAIR-Chicago weighs in on whether photos of bin Laden should be released

Rehab believes releasing DNA evidence, approved by a third party, should ease doubts and is preferable to releasing gruesome photos.
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CBS 2, Ahmed Rehab: The “Burning” Will Go On, Says Terry Jones

CAIR-Chicago’s Ahmed Rehab talks to CBS news about “Burn A Koran Day.” “When somebody does something that is this insane, the best response is to ignore them. Except the problem is that he is getting so much media attention that … Continue reading

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CBS 2, Ahmed Rehab: Muslims Upset With Quinn Stance On Mosque Near WTC

CHICAGO (CBS) ― The debate over whether a mosque should be built near Ground Zero in New York City is playing out here in Illinois.
Earlier this week, Gov. Pat Quinn stepped into the controversy, saying he was against the mosque being built near the site of the 9/11 terror attack. Continue reading

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CBS 2: Threats Against Chicago Muslims on the Rise

Islamic rights advocates say there’s been a rise in the number of threats directed at local Muslims. And some of these threats are being delivered right to their doors. CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports.

When Ahmed Rehab walks up to his suburban home these days it’s with a new sense of awareness. That’s because of what he found waiting for him in his mailbox just a few days ago, a postmarked typewritten hate-filled letter complete with a death threat. Continue reading

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CBS 2: Muslim Reaction to Foiled Terror Plot

Chicago area Muslims are fearful of backlash as a foiled terror plot exposes the suspects as being Pakistani Muslims. [Video] Continue reading

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CBS 2: Muslims Uneasy about Backlash, Rehab Comments

The Chicago area Muslim community fears backlash from recent Muslim terror plot arrests. This fear is particularly evident near the area surrounding Devon Ave, which is famous for its restaurants, businesses and neighborhood strong in South Asian heritage. [Video] Continue reading

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CBS 2: Rehab condemns Israeli-Lebanese War

Ahmed Rehab responds to the Israeli Lebanon conflict. [Video] Continue reading

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