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CAIR-Backed Chicago Islamist attempts to oust Board of Review’s Dan Patlak



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On October 27, Abdelnasser Rashid, 30, announced his bid for Cook County Board of Review as an independent Democrat in 2020. He's preparing to challenge Republican incumbent Dan Patlak.

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, previously ran for the Cook County Commissioner office in 2018 and lost to Republican incumbent Sean Morrison by a very narrow margin.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)- Chicago awarded Rashid its Trailblazer Award at its 15th annual banquet in February 2019 for his campaign.

CAIR has been identified by federal law enforcement and shown in federal court to have been founded as part of a U.S. Hamas support network, and is a designated terrorist entity in the United Arab Emirates.

Rashid thanked the CAIR audience for its support before announcing the formation of Empower Southwest, an organization intended to maintain the Rashid campaign election infrastructure and continue its advocacy. Rashid founded Empower Southwest together with CAIR-Chicago Board member Ahlam Jbara.



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