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."
The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) condemns a meme published on The Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Association’s Facebook page which characterizes Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib as the “Jihad Squad.” These women of color are giving voice to those who are not heard in the halls of [...]
The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) in cooperation with the Council of Islamic Schools of Illinois invite the Muslim community to an evening with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club on July 27, 2019 at 7pm as the Chicago Fire battle Wayne Rooney and D.C. United at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, Illinois. Tickets [...]
The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) will hold its 27th Annual CommUnity Dinner on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. Save the date and follow CIOGC for all the latest announcements about our largest event of the year!
Asalamu Alaikum, Greetings of Peace, CIOGC joined the Archdiocese of Chicago to mark the breaking of the Ramadan fast at the 22nd Annual Muslim-Catholic Iftar on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at the Islamic Foundation in Villa Park. The longstanding Muslim-Catholic Iftar allowed for the groups to join in friendship and solidarity during the Islamic holy [...]
This past Thursday, two different Jewish centers, one in Arlington, Massachusetts, the other in Needham, Massachusetts, and the personal residence of the Rabbi for one of the centers were set on fire, just four days apart.This targeted violence is categorically condemned, and the perpetrator, or perpetrators, must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of [...]
In this edition of Radio Islam, Imam Tariq I. El-Amin talks with the Executive Director of the CIOGC, Gregory Abdullah Mitchell, about a new security initiative designed to benefit Muslim organizations. They also talk about the rising tide of anti-Muslim violence in the United States, and the recent arson hate crime committed against a [...]
Dear CIOGC Community, During the blessed month of Ramadan, we are encouraged to strengthen our resolve, particularly during times of great difficulty. This past Sunday, we were asked to strengthen our resolve again as the Diyanet Mosque in New Haven, Connecticut was intentionally set on fire. This comes as part of a wave of attacks [...]
The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), a unifying federation of more than 50 Chicagoland Islamic institutions, extends its heartfelt sympathy to the Catholic Church and the citizens of the nation of France at the losses sustained at Notre Dame Church. "CIOGC is deeply saddened to learn about the fire at the Notre [...]
Through Illinois Muslim Action Day (IMAD), CIOGC provides the greater Chicago Muslim community the opportunity to engage with legislators in a meaningful way at the State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. On Thursday, April 11, CIOGC joined community members to advocate for policies that promote the common good. This year's legislative agenda, as with previous years, [...]