Nov 2 2013
Tea and Taqiyya, anyone? See if you can dig up any dirt on this terror-linked Muslim Brotherhood front group. But watch out for Ahmed Rehab, CAIR’s smarmy Executive Director. (See below)
On Friday, November 15th, 2013, CAIR-Chicago is opening its doors to our community. Come by to meet the staff, tour the offices, and learn more about how we pursue our mission to defend civil rights, fight bigotry and promote tolerance. Come with any questions, comments, suggestions and feedback.
WHAT: CAIR-Chicago Open House
WHEN: Friday, November 15th, 2013 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
WHERE: Azima Center at CAIR-Chicago, 17 N State St., Suite 1500, Chicago, IL, 60602-3295
COST: This event is free and open to the public.
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab
Discover the Networks Born in 1977, Ahmed Rehab serves as Executive Director of the Chicago Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and also as CAIR’s National Strategic Communications Director.
Rehab joined CAIR-Chicago in 2004 and became the chapter’s executive director mid-2006. Rehab has staunchly defended a charity found guilty of funneling money to Hamas, a Hamas operative, a fundraiser for a Hamas- linked group, and his own organization from its founding officials’ ties to a U.S. Hamas support network. He has also implied that the U.S. government is responsible for radicalizing individuals through the use of informants. Before his time with CAIR, Rehab listed an Islamist thinker who inspired Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida’s ideology as one of his “favorites.”
Appalled by what he perceived to be a rise in anti-Muslim prejudice among Americans in the aftermath of 9/11, Rehab took the helm of CAIR’s Chicago office with the aim of fostering “cutting-edge professional activism” that would counterbalance “Jewish dominance” of the media and “bring about more fair and accurate coverage of Islam and Muslims.” In his article — “‘Double Standardism’: The Case of the Two Films” — Rehab denounces the pro-Jewish slant he believes to be prevalent in Hollywood and the filmmaking industry.
Acknowledging that his worldview has been shaped, in large measure, by the Muslim Brotherhood, Rehab credits especially the group’s founder, Hassan Al Banna, as a “contemporary Muslim individual who influenced” him.