Hate crimes and violence against Muslims are on the rise in the United States and Europe. Statistics from researchers at California State University revealed that since the start of 2015, hate crimes against American Muslims spiked by 78 percent — the highest rates since the aftermath of 9/11. Police in […]

True religious freedom: Christians protecting and embracing Muslims


Expect more of the chaos that travelers experienced at O’Hare International Airport earlier this year, when President Donald Trump’s first travel ban was rolled out. That’s the message from lawyers and activists opposed to the ban, following Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing a limited version of Trump’s ban on […]

Activists predict more chaos in wake of high court’s travel ...


AMVOTE’S JUDGE HADDAD (RET) VIEWS THE SUPREME COURT’S RULING ON THE MUSLIM TRAVEL BAN Today, the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear the case involving the Travel (“Muslim”) Ban issued by the President. Also, it granted a temporary “stay” of the ban issued by the lower courts, but only […]

Supreme Court Allows Partial Implementation of Trump Travel Ban







Presentation to COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RELATIONS CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL June 19, 2017 PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH AN ILLINOIS COMMISSION ON DISCRIMINATION AND HATE CRIMES “You can’t place a Travel Ban on Hate” By Hon. William J. Haddad (Ret) Chairman AMERICAN MIDDLE EAST VOTERS ALLIANCE – PAC Introduction The American Middle East […]

AMVOTE PAC Invited to Present to Committee On Human Relations ...


A small but emotional rally billed as opposing Islamic Sharia law downtown Saturday sparked a counter-protest nearly twice as large, causing a phalanx of police officers to act as a barrier between the two groups to prevent any fights. About 30 people gathered at northwest corner of Wacker Drive and […]

Chicago protest against Sharia law outnumbered by counter-protesters


CHICAGO — Illinois’ senior U.S. senator says President Donald Trump “clearly crossed the line” when he talked to former FBI director James Comey about backing off the investigation into Russia and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin reacted Friday to Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence […]

Durbin meets with Muslims teens who recount growing hate crimes ...



[Excerpt from AAI Issue Brief: Hate Crimes: emphasis added below] “Several studies suggest hateful rhetoric during the 2016 Presidential Campaign season, as well as the election of President Donald Trump, have correlated with the highest levels of anti-Muslim hate crimes since the immediate aftermath of 9/11. In addition to the […]

Hate Crime Facts from AAI