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Pennsylvania Mosque Target Of Anti-Muslim Hate Speech

by Cherri Gregg KYW Newsradio Mosques in California, Georgia and one in Pennsylvania have been the target of anti-Muslim hate letters. The notes appear to be written by Donald Trump supporters. The Pennsylvania letter is addressed to the Islamic Center of Greater Harrisburg and refers to Muslims as “Children of Satan” and reads in part… Read more…

Jacob Bender interview on Wake Up with WURD radio program (audio)

[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Jacob Bender was interviewed by Solomon Jones on 900AM-WURD (Wake Up with WURD) about CAIR’s response to community concerns following the election and the troubling growth of anti-Muslim (as well as anti-immigrant, anti-black, anti-Hispanic, etc.) sentiment around the country.

Muslim celebration tempered by thoughts of innocent victims

by Earle Cornelius Lancaster Online Violent deaths of hundreds of Muslims across the world cast a shadow over Lancaster community’s celebration of Eid al-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Even as they acknowledged that, community leaders who spoke Wednesday to hundreds of Muslims, many wearing colorful chadors and robes, focused on a… Read more…

Philadelphia Adds Muslim Holidays to Public School Calendar

by Chris Fuchs NBC News Following New York City’s lead, Philadelphia will add two Muslim holy days to its school calendar, the city announced this week. The move will affect Philadelphia’s 134,538 public school children who will be given the day off for Eid al-Fitr, celebrated following the month-long observance of Ramadan, and Eid al-Adha,… Read more…

Panel explores Muslim images in media

Bender stated Islamophobia is rooted in the essence of American society. “America has always needed an enemy to justify its military economy,” he said. “Unless we realize the level of hate we instituted, we will not be able to change.”

Montoursville Area school directors on hot seat

By Mike Reuther Williamsport Sun-Gazette The Facebook rants of a Montoursville Area school director recently prompted district residents to call for her resignation as well as those who appointed her to the school board. Now, a Muslim group has joined the chorus of calls asking Karen Wright and five other board members to step down…. Read more…

Wake Up With WURD, interview with Jacob Bender (audio)

Jacob Bender on WHYY Radio Times (audio)

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Jacob Bender was at WHYY studios on the Radio Times segment “Ballot Talks” to discuss President Obama’s Baltimore Mosque Visit with Marty Moss-Coane.

CAIR Responds to Current Crisis

Following the tragic events in Paris and San Bernardino, the apparent anti-Muslim vandalism at Al-Aqsa Islamic Society mosque in Philadelphia, and the outrageous remarks by presidential candidates, CAIR-Philadelphia and our supporters spoke to numerous media outlets to represent the American Muslim perspective. CAIR director Jacob Bender says Philadelphia Muslims ‘apprehensive’ following attacks – WHYY Interview… Read more…

Jacob Bender on 900AM-WURD (audio)

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CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director Jacob Bender was interviewed on 900AM-WURD (Talking Drumline program with Barbara Grant) about recent events in the nation and beyond, and the response of the Muslim community in Philadelphia.