As Chicago’s Muslim community reels from allegations that a prominent Islamic scholar sexually assaulted women, some are calling for an investigation into what leaders knew about prior claims of misconduct.
Some new TV ads in Chicago are trying to portray Islam in a good light.The ads will be broadcasted on some cable channels for the next three months. Dr. Sabeel Ahmed, the Director of Gain Peace Project-Chicago, said the commercials are meant to eradicate Islamophobia."
A Chicago-based Muslim advocacy group says "Islamaphobia" has gotten worse in the U.S. since the terrorist attacks of September 11th."This may be the last year that I hold a press conference on 9/11 or participate in one," said Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago.
The news of Bin Laden’s death drew large, celebratory crowds in some major American cities. It was a patriotic moment that gathered thousands across the country of all colors, stripes and religious backgrounds.