In light of the scrutiny directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota for critical comments made about Israel and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), representing over 50 Muslim religious, educational, civic, and charitable organizations in the Chicago area, urges Democratic senior leadership to pass [...]
Dr. Mohammed Kaiseruddin, CIOGC co-founder and former Chair, traveled with a group of Muslims and Christians to visit Palestine last month. They spent their time meeting with peace and justice groups that are documenting all that happens under the occupation. The people in occupied Palestine want Americans to know and talk about the injustices they endure. [...]
CIOGC condemns the closure of the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and urges the Trump administration to demand that the Israeli government reopen the mosque to Muslim worshippers. As one of the three holiest places for Muslims, Al Aqsa Mosque holds great historical significance in the Islamic faith. Muslims were first commanded to turn towards Al Aqsa for prayer, before the Kaaba in Mecca was declared as the qiblah (the direction in which Muslims pray). [...]
Al Aqsa Mosque in Palestine is currently under attack - join CIOGC in expressing your solidarity Friday, July 21 from 12pm-2pm at the sermon and prayer in downtown Chicago (Michigan and Congress). Buses will leave local mosques at approximately 11am. Please check with your local mosque for details and join the Facebook event page.
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, [...]
The Chicago chapter of the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP-Chicago) staged a rally in front of the Israeli Consulate on September 18 to denounce the latest aggression against Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Jewish settlers caused heavy damage to the mosque as police looked on. Speaking at the rally, CIOGC Chairman Dr. Mohammed Kaiseruddin said that attacks [...]
Israeli recent aggression against Al-Aqsa is another reason the occupation must end. Join the Chicago chapter of the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP-Chicago) for a rally this Friday, September 18, at 4 p.m. in front of the Israeli Consulate at 500 West Madison Street in downtown, Chicago, to demand the stopping of aggression and ending of occupation.