What You Should Know About Muslim Ban 2.0

Yesterday, Donald Trump signed another Executive Order, aiming to ban Muslims from entering the United States. This order is a scaled-back version of the president’s first Muslim ban that prompted an inspiring wave of solidarity from American civil rights defenders of all backgrounds. Packed town halls, marches, and advocacy from the people pressured the government to protect our rights as Muslims. Eventually, the courts stopped the last ban in its tracks. To those who continue to stand for our rights, the rights of all the oppressed, and refugees fleeing violence, thank you.

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What We Have Been Doing + Travel Advisory

The past few days have been a nightmare for those of us who believe in the fundamental values of this country: inclusivity, tolerance, and religious freedom. CAIR-Philadelphia, together with CAIR chapters around the country, has been working day and night to defend the American Muslim community against the actions of the new administration in Washington which, of course, follow from the most hateful and divisive presidential campaign rhetoric in living memory.

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CAIR Presents Diversity and Anti-Bullying Workshops at Philly Schools

CAIR-Philadelphia was recently invited to help educators better understand the faith and circumstances of their Muslim American students. CAIR-Philadelphia Advisory Board member Margarita Miriam Abuawadeh facilitated the program, which was held on Tuesday November 8th, Election Day, in North Philadelphia. While polling lines snaked around outside, CAIR-Philadelphia’s Civil Rights Attorney

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Legal Update: Flying While Muslim

by Ryan Houldin Civil Rights Attorney, CAIR-Philadelphia Our country has a history of condemning large groups of people, especially those groups deemed “un-American,” based on the acts of a few. The events of September 11, 2001, combined with our current political climate, have dramatically changed the experience of “flying while Muslim.” No

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American Muslims in the Workplace

by Ryan Houldin CAIR-Philadelphia Staff Attorney All American Muslims in the workforce should be aware that they have the right to request a religious accommodation at their work place. However, that right is far from absolute. Employers are required to engage in a good faith effort to accommodate your request,

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