CNN Video: CIOGC addresses “Jihad Squad” meme by Illinois GOP group

Watch CIOGC Executive Director G. Abdullah Mitchell on CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin as he addresses an image published on The Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Association's Facebook page that characterizes Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib as the “Jihad Squad."

By |2019-07-24T21:23:43-05:00July 24th, 2019|Civic, E-News Articles|Comments Off on CNN Video: CIOGC addresses “Jihad Squad” meme by Illinois GOP group

CIOGC calls upon President Trump to rescind his order dismantling DACA

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) represents a humane act taken by our former President, Barack H. Obama, to address a humanitarian problem faced by children who were brought to this country by their parents as undocumented immigrants. As children, these youth did not make the decision to come here, their parents did. They [...]

By |2017-09-06T19:32:38-05:00September 6th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

List of relatives exempted from ‘Muslim Ban’ expanded by federal judge

On July 13, U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii ruled that grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts, and other relatives should be exempt from President Trump’s March 6 ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. The judge also ordered exemptions for refugees who have been verified by settlement agencies working on their placement in the United [...]

By |2017-07-19T21:24:59-05:00July 19th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

3/7/17 – CIOGC rejects new executive order banning Muslims and refugees

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) held a press conference with faith leaders and immigrant rights advocates on March 8 to voice their opposition to President Donald Trump’s revised executive order banning Muslims and refugees. The new order removes Iraq from the seven Muslim-majority countries affected by Trump’s initial “Muslim ban” but [...]

By |2017-03-07T15:46:54-06:00March 7th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

2/22/17 – CIOGC participates in AMP solidarity rally

CIOGC participated in a solidarity rally hosted by American Muslim’s for Palestine (AMP) on February 15 in front of Trump Tower in Chicago. The rally, which was planned in response to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House brought together a large crowd to express solidarity with Palestinians, by protesting Israeli occupation, [...]

By |2017-02-22T17:50:58-06:00February 22nd, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

2/22/17 – CIOGC, faith leaders speak out against Trump executive orders at press conference

CIOGC joined dozens of religious leaders from the Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities on February 20 at the Downtown Islamic Center for a press conference led by the group Protected by Faith, to form a united front against President Donald Trump's recent executive order to ban Muslims from seven countries and increase immigration raids and [...]

By |2017-02-22T17:47:47-06:00February 22nd, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

2/15/17 – Federal immigration agents sweep Devon Ave

By Walid Sankari Photo: Boston Globe President Trump’s hardline rhetoric against immigration has already begun diffusing down to local communities far away from the border, as federal agents from US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted immigration raids along the “Little India” stretch of Devon Ave, among many other immigrant enclaves in Chicago. ICE agents [...]

By |2017-02-15T19:36:10-06:00February 15th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

2/6/17 – ABC 7: Trump asks people to pray for Apprentice ratings

Originally published by ABC 7 The current host of "Celebrity Apprentice" and the former host of the show -- also known as former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and current President of the United States Donald Trump -- are feuding. On Thursday morning, Trump said during remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast that he wanted to [...]

By |2017-02-06T19:45:33-06:00February 6th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

2/3/17 – Join us for “How to Challenge the #MuslimBan” this Sunday!

Join CIOGC, Senator Richard Durbin, and faith and civic organizations this Sunday, February 5 at Islamic Foundation in Villa Park to address President Trump's executive order to ban Syrian refugees and visitors from seven Muslim countries among other restrictions on travel. WHAT: How to Challenge the #MuslimBanWHEN: Sunday, February 5, 2017 from 1pm - 3pmWHERE: [...]

By |2017-02-03T16:41:32-06:00February 3rd, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

2/1/17 – CIOGC House of Representatives meeting addresses civic activities and challenges

CIOGC's House of Representatives met for the first time in 2017 on January 28 at the Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago (ICCGC) in Northbrook, Illinois. The agenda of the meeting focused on the Trump administration's policies related to the Muslim community, including the President's executive order to ban Muslim immigrants and refugees from seven [...]

By |2017-02-01T17:22:34-06:00February 1st, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments