Long before the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were identified, some early news reports insinuated that Muslims were responsible. That has prompted one Chicago-area Islamic leader’s call for more Muslims to get involved with shaping media coverage.
The DuPage County Board is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether an incoming mosque may add a minaret and dome to its building plan. MECCA, the Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America, has applied for a conditional use permit to construct a 50-foot high dome and a 60-foot high minaret.
Less than one week after sending a letter to Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a Muslim rights advocate organization says it has been reassured that Chicago police will not undertake blanket surveillance of the city’s Muslim population.The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islami