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CAIR-Philadelphia Condemns Murders of Muslims in Virginia and England

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 6/19/17) — The Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia) today condemned the murder of 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen in Fairfax, Virginia, and the carnage caused by a motorist running down Muslim worshippers in North London, England. CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director Jacob Bender said: “No matter the motivation of the murderers in these… Read more…

CAIR-Philadelphia Condemns Murders in Manchester and Portland

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 05/29/2017) — On this Memorial Day, The Philadelphia Chapter of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) condemns in the strongest terms recent acts of horrific violence committed in Manchester and Portland. Jacob Bender, Executive Director of CAIR-Philadelphia, said, “Whether done in the name of a warped and distorted understanding of Islam, as in England,… Read more…

CAIR-Philadelphia Condemns Desecration of Jewish Cemetery

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 2/27/17) — The Philadelphia Chapter of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), condemns in the strongest terms the desecration of over 100 tombstones in the Jewish Mount Carmel Cemetery in the Wissinoming section of Philadelphia. Jacob Bender, Executive Director of CAIR-Philadelphia said, “As both an American Jew and the head of one of 30… Read more…

Press Conference in Response to Executive Orders

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 1/26/17) — Tomorrow, January 27, 2017, CAIR-Philadelphia will join Nationalities Service Center, HIAS-PA, ACLU-PA, and the Public Interest Law Center for a press conference in response to President Trump’s recent executive orders regarding the border wall with Mexico and ban on immigration from Muslim-majority countries. The press conference will address the executive orders… Read more…

CAIR-Philadelphia to Offer Testimony at City Council Hearing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #### (PHILADELPHIA PA, 01/24/17) — On Thursday, January 26, at Philadelphia City Hall, Jacob Bender, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Chapter of CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) will offer testimony at the Philadelphia City Council, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, in support of the adoption of Resolution No. 161119, submitted last… Read more…

Interfaith Leaders to Demand that President-Elect Trump Denounce anti-Muslim Attacks and Respect Civil Rights of All Americans

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 11/11/16) – On Monday, November 14, the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic (CAIR-Philadelphia), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference, together with leaders of other faith communities, to offer reactions to the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president. WHAT: CAIR News Conference… Read more…

CAIR Calls on President-Elect Trump to Respect the Rights of All Americans, Pledges to Work to Strengthen the Nation

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 11/9/16) – The Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic-Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today issued a statement calling on President-elect Donald Trump to respect the rights of all Americans and pledging to work with the new president to strengthen the nation. In a statement reacting to yesterday’s… Read more…

Muslim Leaders, Interfaith Allies, Elected Officials in Harrisburg to Condemn Islamophobia in Presidential Campaign

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 10/20/16) – Scores of Muslim community leaders from around Pennsylvania will be coming to Harrisburg on Tuesday, October 25, for the Second Annual “Muslim Capitol Day.” Participants in Muslim Capitol Day will have a private meeting with Governor Tom Wolf and visit their elected representatives in the morning, then hold a press conference… Read more…

Philadelphia Interfaith Press Conference to Address Poverty in the U.S.

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 10/6/2016) – Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and social action organizations will gather on Saturday, October 8, 2016, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, for Philadelphia’s 10th Annual “Day of Dignity,” an interfaith effort to help the tens of thousands of our neighbors in this city who live below the poverty line. A press conference at… Read more…

CAIR to Urge Dems to Focus on Civil Rights, Refugees, Policing Reforms at Philadelphia Convention

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 7/21/16) – The Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is sponsoring two major events during the week of the DNC to urge the Convention to adopt a platform that focuses on civil rights, refugees, policing reforms, economic equality, and the climate… Read more…