Political Influence Operation
Date: October 21, 2010
CAIR-Chicago filed a discrimination complaint in federal today court against Worth, a village southeast of Chicago. The organization claims that village discriminate a Muslim businessman thereby pressuring to close down his hookah bar.
“The evidence suggests that Village trustees, along with the mayor, have been trying to shut down Middle Eastern owned businesses by targeting them for fines and other methods of harassment,” said Christina Abraham, Civil Rights Director. “This sort of selective enforcement of the rules is a violation of federal law and an unfair practice by these village officials.”