Council on American-Islamic Relations
A Muslim doll as a terrorist. That’s what’s on a birthday card that has upset the head of a local chapter of a civil rights group, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
A lawyer for Chicago’s Council on American-Islamic Relations says he is delighted with a ruling by a federal judge – which sides with a suburban Islamic religious center’s right to open – and goes against DuPage County.
Comments made by U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) about Islam earlier this week continue to generate a response – and generally not a positive one.
The month-long Muslim observance of Ramadan continues, and hundreds of people broke the daily fast after sundown the fast in the offices of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
For the first time in public, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy promised his department will never conduct blanket surveillance of Muslims like the New York Police Department did in Newark, N.J., when he was chief there.
The head of a local Islamic-American organization says that after this year, except for remembering its victims, it’s time for America to move on from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
A local American-Islamic group is criticizing the publication of a new children’s coloring book that depicts scenes from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Ahmed Rehab says remarks like those made by Juan Williams encourage the stereotypes that generate fear of Muslims.