• CIOGC hosted the 9th Annual Unity Banquet on June 12 at the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park.

Do your part for Palestine: Contact the White House and State Department

July 18, 2014

The Council urges you to contact the White House and State Department to demand that the U.S. government pressure Israel to end its brutality against Palestinians and comply with human rights and international law. Please see the flier below, share it with your communities, and make phone calls today and every day.

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CIOGC condemns Israel's assault on innocent Palestinian civilians

July 17, 2014

The Council condemns in the strongest possible terms Israel’s deadly assault on Gaza, which has killed nearly 200 Palestinians, including 30 children, dozens of women, elderly and those with disabilities. The CIOGC demands an immediate end to Israel’s aggression, an end of Israel’s siege on Gaza and for Israel to be held accountable for its continual violations of international law.

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Civil rights victories for Muslims

July 11, 2014

By Dr. Mohammed Kaiseruddin

Great news items came in rapid succession before the start of Ramadan. All dealt with civil liberties and civil rights and all involved Muslims in one significant way or another. For example, the No-Fly List process has been ruled unconstitutional.

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Governor Quinn hosts Annual Iftar Dinner; Observes Ramadan with Muslim American community

July 9, 2014

Governor Pat Quinn was joined by more than 100 Illinois Muslim American community leaders Wednesday evening to observe Ramadan with a traditional “Iftar” meal at the Executive Mansion. Governor Quinn inaugurated the custom in 2013 as part of his agenda to make Illinois the most welcoming state in the nation.

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Muslim American Advisory Council releases its third semiannual report

July 2, 2014

In its third semiannual report, the Muslim American Advisory Council (MAAC) calls for a coordinated effort to help the most vulnerable juveniles in our State and a policy that shows compassion to the elderly in our prisons. MAAC also recommends an inclusive outreach strategy to education funding on the home front.

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VIDEO: The Council wishes you a blessed Ramadan Mubarak

June 29, 2014

CIOGC Chairman Dr. Mohammed Kaiseruddin shares a special video message about the Council. Your Council depends on you to help nurture and support the development of the Chicagoland Muslim community in the areas of member services, government, interfaith, media and youth leadership. Start off your Ramadan by investing in the future of your community.

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