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This article originally appeared in the Illinois Review At the 2020 World Peace Day Interfaith Prayer Service on January 5th held in Naperville, Illinois representatives of many faiths came together to celebrate multiple faith traditions. Representing Chicago’s large Muslim community was the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) Executive Director Abdullah Mitchell. CIOGC is the umbrella organization […]

This article originally appeared in the Illinois Review under the title, “Linda Sarsour and Others Push Anti-semitism, Conspiracy Theories at Chicago Palestinian Convention.“ The former “Women’s March” leader who once called for a “jihad” against Donald Trump is back in the news, following leaked video of her diatribe against Israel as a “Jewish Supremacist” state. Linda Sarsour, the Palestinian American […]

This article was originally published at Xpian.com, a Chicago-based news site the focusing on local and religious news.  A Palestinian American activist with a history of ties to groups linked to terror recently used a platform at a radical Chicago-area Mosque to promote antisemitism and conspiracy theories among Arab-Americans. Khalid Turaani, who serves as regional […]

This article originally appeared at PJ Media.  On October 27, Abdelnasser Rashid, 30, announced his bid for Cook County Board of Review as an independent Democrat in 2020. Rashid, who is a former chief policy officer for Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi, and who previously served as deputy state director for the 2016 Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, […]

This article originally appeared at American Thinker under the title, “Illinois judge candidate has Muslim Brotherhood ties“ In early October, the president of the Muslim Bar Association of Illinois, Dr. Azam Nizamuddin, announced that he is the Democratic candidate for the position of circuit judge in Dupage County, Illinois’s second-most populous county, in 2020. As a lawyer with twenty years of […]

This article originally appeared at the American Thinker under the title, “The Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America and Extremism“. The Muslim Educational Cultural Center of America (MECCA) claims that its goals are “to guide young Muslims” and “build bridges of understanding with other cultures and faiths.”  Yet the Chicago-area mosque’s willingness to promote hate preachers and […]

An Islamist group hiding under a façade of charity and interfaith raised funds in the Greater Chicago area with a program featuring an imam notorious for hate speech. On September 14, the Chicago chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief hosted Mufti Hussain Kamani, co-founder of the Qalam Institute at its annual fundraising dinner, held in Niles, […]

This article originally appeared in the American Thinker under the title, “A New Chicago Muslim College’s Islamist Ties“ The Prayer Center of Orland Park (OPPC), Illinois, recently declared the establishment of an Islamic university at its premises, the Universal Islamic College of Chicago (UICC) that  will provide “higher Islamic education to the American Muslim community as well as serve […]

This article originally appeared at The American Thinker. A young Palestinian journalist described as the youngest press card holder in the world was on a tour of the United States last month, with a stop in Chicago.  But critics say the teenager is little more than a spokeswoman for anti-Israel propaganda promoted by groups with extremist […]

This article first appeared in the American Thinker under the title, “Another Radical Palestinian in Congress?” The first Palestinian Muslim American running for U.S. Congress in Illinois, Rush Darwish, declared that Palestine is home, and vowed to support for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel. On June 15th, Darwish,  a Democrat, announced he is […]

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