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Urgent - Please take 2 minutes for Free Muslim TV
April 26, 2006
Please take just 2 minutes to contact Comcast Cable via
In the Midwest, Comcast Cable is charging $180 a year for Bridges TV.
And in Chicago Comcast is refusing to carry Bridges TV on basic cable.
Fortunately, Muslim TV is FREE on basic cable in Chicago on:
WOW Cable & Internet: 866.496.9669
Globecast Satellite: 888.988.5288
Please ask Comcast Cable to add FREE Bridges TV by May 15th. A historic
FBI & Muslim Town Hall meeting will take place on Muslim TV on May
15th. Bridges TV is educating and informing America about the Muslim
World and American Muslims 24x7 in English.
Please do NOT let the Islamophobia at Comcast silence our
Voice. We urgently need a TV network next to CNN and FOX that can
present the Muslim / Arab prespective in English on issues from Danish
cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to Dubai Ports.
Please take TWO MINUTES to contact Comcast at www.comcast-Islamophobia.com and call 248.233.4728 / 248.233.4735
In these times of confusion and misinformation, working to build bridges of understanding is a most worthwhile endeavor.
Executive Director, CAIR-Chicago
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Unless you annihilate your selfish lowerself of desires and lusts through strict and sincere mujahada, your heart will never become illuminated with the light of knowledge.
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Muslim Girl's Hijab Ripped off by Police at Immigrant Rights Protest
March 27, 2006
CAIR-Chicago is urging everyone to respond to an egregious case of police misconduct against Rehana Khan, a Muslim girl who had her headscarf (hijab) ripped off after she and several others were arrested for civil disobedience while protesting at a rally for immigrant rights. As she was led to a squad car, Ms. Khan informed an officer that the way in which she was being handled was causing extreme pain - actions from which she obtained bruises and scars - and requested that the officer ease her grip. The officer responded by stating: ?No, that?s what you get,? and then remarked, ?Take that off? and violently pulled off her hijab.
At the police station, Ms. Khan was made to take off her hijab again and was searched by a female and male officer without her hijab on. After the search, the female officer tried to give the hijab back to her but the male officer stopped her, stating something along the lines of there not being anybody at the station to look at her and indicated that the practice of wearing the hijab was a ?fashion statement.? Ms. Khan was then kept in lock up without being permitted to wear her hijab.
CAIR-Chicago will be meeting with representatives of the village of Arlington Heights to discuss the matter in upcoming days. Additionally, a trial to determine the fate of Ms. Khan, the other protesters, and the rights of protesters engaging in civil disobedience in the future is coming close.
Letters must be sent to the police chief of Arlington Heights as soon as possible demanding that the village drop the charges against the protesters and address the misconduct of the police officers who violated Ms. Khan?s civil rights. Below is a letter you can download and send to the police chief. Action must be taken immediately. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download and send this letter to the Chief of Police
(MS Word Document)