Anti-Muslim Profiling By Law Enforcement
CAIR-Pennsylvania has joined other CAIR chapters nationwide to monitor anti-Muslim trainings conducted by, or for the benefit of law enforcement personnel. CAIR-Pennsylvania submitted requests to local, state, and federal law enforcement pursuant to the federal Freedom of Information Act and the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law.
- Press Release from CAIR-National
- RTK Request to Philadelphia Police Department (pdf)
- → RTK Request Reply from Philadelphia Police Department
- FOIA Request to U.S. Attorney’s Office (pdf)
- Anti-Muslim Training Materials (USAO-MDPa) (pdf)
XXX XXXXX vs. U.S. Department of Defense
A federal employee with over three decades of service was offered a merit-based promotion which required a top-level security clearance. Unfortunately, he has been denied the required security clearance on the basis that his recent pilgrimage to Mecca caused him to have “contacts with persons in places in the Middle East.” CAIR-Pennsylvania is hoping that the DoD will reconsider this denial and its stated policy which we assert is openly discriminatory and which has a disparate impact on American Muslims. We are willing to consider litigation if other options fail.
- Letter to DoD (Redacted) (pdf)
A case with similar facts is currently being litigated by private counsel in federal court in Northern Virginia. A copy of the complaint in that case is posted below:
DISCLAIMER: The case Hegab v. Long has no affinity, affiliation, or other connection with CAIR-Philadelphia or any other CAIR chapter. The inclusion of this complaint herein is for educational purposes only.