CIOGC rebukes racist, Islamophobic remarks of Chicago Cubs owner, Joe Ricketts

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), representing over 50 Muslim religious, educational, civic, and charitable organizations in the Chicago area, rebukes the racist, Islamophobic remarks of Chicago Cubs owner Joe Ricketts exposed as part of a collection of leaked emails published by Splinter on Monday. In the emails, Ricketts makes numerous racial slurs [...]

By |2019-02-05T19:23:58-05:00February 5th, 2019|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on CIOGC rebukes racist, Islamophobic remarks of Chicago Cubs owner, Joe Ricketts

CIOGC requests Sharon Brannigan to uphold commitments as public servant

The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) is requesting that Sharon Brannigan uphold her commitment to the Palos Township community as a member of the Palos Township Board of Trustees.  As a public servant, she took an oath to adhere to the principles of our U.S. Constitution, and serve all segments of the Palos Township community. As such, we are requesting that she retract and apologize for [...]

By |2017-07-26T16:11:58-05:00July 26th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

1/18/17 – CIOGC & MEC Empowering the Diverse Community

As various diverse communities around the North Shore, we raise our voices against bigotry. After the last election season, we have seen an increase in Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, misogyny, discrimination against African-Americans, immigrants/refugees, LGBTQ and those with disabilities. Together we can make our voices heard! Join CIOGC And MEC and interfaith partners for a post inauguration walk [...]

By |2017-01-18T19:30:56-05:00January 18th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

12/14/16 – Self-defense instructor, Zaineb Abdulla, among American Muslim women who “made America great in 2016”

The country’s recent spike in Islamophobia, fueled primarily by anti-Muslim rhetoric vis-à-vis  politicians and media, has been followed by increased hate crimes, violence, and discrimination against the American Muslim community at the rate of nearly 70% since last year, according to the FBI.   Hijab-wearing Muslim women have specifically been targeted in these attacks, but it [...]

By |2016-12-14T18:31:38-05:00December 14th, 2016|E-News Articles|0 Comments

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