CAIR Staff and Board Member Activism

CAIR-Philadelphia president Osama Al-Qasem, board member Aaysha Noor and staff members Timothy Welbeck and Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu traveled to Harrisburg to meet with community leaders and mosque representatives from the Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg area communities. The meeting was kindly hosted by Islamic Society of Greater Harrisburg (ISGH) and brought together more than 15 community leaders.

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Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu and Dr. Shakeel Amanullah

How to be a faithful Muslim: Islamic speaker says it comes down to a matter of choice

In a sermon titled “How to be religious today,” Muslim speaker Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu asked the 100-plus members at the Islamic Community Center of Lancaster how they could leave last Friday’s call to prayer as confident Muslims who are “proud in our skins and proud in our identity and aware of our obligations to Allah.” It is, he said, a matter of choice, but a choice fraught with challenges.

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