CIOGC urges Democratic leadership to pass resolution condemning all forms of bigotry

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 [...]

By |2019-07-24T20:58:03-05:00March 7th, 2019|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on CIOGC urges Democratic leadership to pass resolution condemning all forms of bigotry

Struggles in Today’s Palestine: A presentation by Dr. Mohammed Kaiseruddin

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. [...]

By |2017-08-16T18:23:47-05:00August 16th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

Chicago Muslims call for reopening and free access to Al Aqsa Mosque

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).  [...]

By |2017-07-22T15:58:35-05:00July 22nd, 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

9/23/15 – AMP rally denounces aggression against Al-Aqsa

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 [...]

By |2015-09-23T18:00:57-05:00September 23rd, 2015|E-News Articles|0 Comments

9/17/15 – Join AMP’s rally this Friday to stop aggression against Al-Aqsa

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.

By |2015-09-17T16:00:26-05:00September 17th, 2015|E-News Articles|0 Comments