Sunday, March 26, 2017   

  Home     About     Guest Editorials     Advertise     Blog     Site Map     Links     Contact      Subscribe RSS      Subscribe Email  
Home » General

Chicago Muslims Gather to Stop “Islamophobia”

26 October 2010 General No Comment Email This Post Email This Post

In an effort to eliminate hateful Muslims stereotypes, some Chicago-area residents held a series of workshops this past weekend.

About 250 people attended the conference aimed at culling “Islamophobia,” which was held in Rosemont, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The speakers, most of whom were Muslims, encouraged people to talk to their neighbors and public officials about who Muslims are, rather than who they are not.

The conference was motivated by the pressures Muslims face even ten years after the 9/11 attacks, but also by a series of local and national events that portrayed Muslims in a negative way, organizers said to the Chicago Tribune.

The most recent, a video from an American Al-Qaeda spokesperson named Adam Gadahn, encouraged Muslims living in the United States and Europe to carry out attacks.

20-year-old Aatisa Sadiq from Morton Grove helped coordinate some of the sessions for the younger crowds at the conference. “My intention is to help kids not to be afraid of what other people may be saying about us because our identity as Muslims is really important,” said Sadiq to the Chicago Tribune. “We are not terrorists.”

Original post: Chicago Muslims Gather to Stop “Islamophobia”


Have your say!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>