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Bullet Fired At Orland Park Mosque During Prayer Service

A bullet was reportedly fired through the dome of an Orland Park mosque Tuesday morning, damaging the building during a early morning prayer service.

03/25/2014

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Local Muslims Outraged By Card Depicting Muslim Girl Doll Terrorist

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.

05/05/2013

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Lawyer Delighted By Ruling Allowing Suburban Islamic Center To Open

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.

04/01/2013

Congressman Joe Walsh

Rep. Walsh’s Comments Infuriate Muslims

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.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

End Of Ramadan

Hundreds Turn Out To Break Fast After Sundown During Ramadan

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.

WBBM Newsradio–08/08/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Pledges No NYPD-Style Spying On Muslims

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.

03/04/2012

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Islamic-American Group: Link Between 9/11, Muslim Religion Must Stop

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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/08/2011

9-11 Coloring Book

Islamic Group Takes Offense At 9-11 Coloring Book

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.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

Juan Williams

Local Muslim Leader Supports Commentator’s Firing

Ahmed Rehab says remarks like those made by Juan Williams encourage the stereotypes that generate fear of Muslims.

CBS 2–10/21/2010