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CIOGC Executive Director G. Abdullah Mitchell shares about mosque security during Ramadan

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 [...]

By |2019-05-18T11:36:54-05:00May 17th, 2019|E-News Articles, Homepage Announcements|Comments Off on CIOGC Executive Director G. Abdullah Mitchell shares about mosque security during Ramadan

CIOGC urges aid and support for Hurricane Harvey victims

The record amount of rainfall and strong winds produced by Hurricane Harvey lead to the death of ten or more people, destroyed thousands of homes, and displaced tens of thousands of people in the Houston, Texas area. Thousands of Houston residents had to be rescued from their attics and rooftops. Recovery efforts are just beginning.  [...]

By |2017-08-30T21:22:07-05:00August 30th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

2/6/17 – WBEZ 91.5 FM: An American Mosque: Blending 7th century revelations with Midwest Suburbia

Originally published by WBEZ 91.5 FM By Monique Parsons Thirty miles southwest of downtown Chicago, in a village where suburban sprawl and farmland coexist, sits a scaled-down version of Jerusalem’s iconic Dome of the Rock. The Prayer Center of Orland Park, one of the most popular mosques in Illinois, overlooks a two-lane highway and a [...]

By |2017-02-06T19:50:19-05:00February 6th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

2/6/17 – WBEZ 91.5 FM: Muslim leader: ‘We’re going to heighten security’

Since President Donald Trump signed an executive order that banned refugees and others from seven mostly-Muslim countries, a mosque has been burned in Victoria, Texas, and six people were killed in a shooting at a mosque in Quebec, Canada. Now many Muslims are questioning the safety of their mosques. Imam Kifah Mustapha, director of the [...]

By |2017-02-06T19:38:48-05:00February 6th, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

2/3/17 – WBEZ 91.5 FM: Chicago Area Mosques Ramp Up Security After Weekend Violence

WBEZ 91.5 FM  Muslim institutions in the Chicago area are ramping up security after recent incidents at mosques. In Texas, a mosque was burned down on Saturday and on Monday six people were shot dead during prayer at a Quebec City mosque. At least one Chicago-area mosque received a threat this week by telephone.  About a dozen local [...]

By |2017-02-03T22:53:20-05:00February 3rd, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

1/31/17 – Urgent: Increase vigilance and security after deadly shootings, mosque fire

Asalamu Alaikum, Dear Community Members, An attacker opened fire on a Quebec City mosque last night killing six people and injuring eight others. One man is being held as a suspect and another as a witness. We condemn this heinous and tragic atrocity and offer our sincere prayers and condolences to the victims and their families. In Texas, The Islamic [...]

By |2017-01-31T16:52:50-05:00January 31st, 2017|E-News Articles|0 Comments

Mosques and Islamic Centers

Islamic Organization Address City St Zip Phone Aurora Mosque 1187 Timberlake Dr. Aurora IL 60506 630-801-PRAY Islamic Community of IL, Bensenville 8 O’Hare Ct. Bensenville IL 60106 630-766-6466 Albanian American Islamic Center 5825 St. Charles Road Berkeley IL 60103 708-544-2609 Islamic Center of Bloomington-Normal 2911 Gill St. Bloomington IL 61704 309-664-0304 Masjid El-Islam (MAB) 560 [...]

By |2011-06-08T11:16:20-05:00June 8th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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