CAIR-PA Offers to Mediate Firefighter Beard Dispute

Islamic group says safety and religious accommodation are compatible (PHILADELPHIA, PA, 9/21/2005) – The Philadelphia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philly) today offered to help mediate a dispute over whether Muslim firefighters in that city may wear beards for religious reasons. CAIR-Philly said its national office has assisted

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American Muslims Celebrate Constitution Day

(Philadelphia, PA, 9/18/05) – The Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) yesterday participated in The National Constitution Center’s Second Annual “America Reads the Constitution” celebration. To celebrate the anniversary of this great American document, American Muslims joined Pennsylvanians including Governor Edward Rendell, and local news anchor Jim

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CAIR-Philly Offers Eight-Week Historical Islam Course

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 8/25/05) – The newly established Philadelphia office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philly) is pleased to announce a class that it will offer at the Chester County Night School entitled “Understanding Islam & Muslims through History.” This course will approach Islam from a historical and jurisprudence perspective,

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CAIR backs Fatwa against Terror

English, Arabic, Urdu radio anti-terror PSAs released (Philadelphia, PA, 7/29/05) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) yesterday offered its support for a fatwa, or Islamic religious ruling, against terrorism and extremism issued by the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) and endorsed by more than 120 U.S. Muslim groups,

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U.S. Muslim Religious Council to Issue Fatwa Against Terror

CAIR to release English, Arabic, Urdu radio versions of anti-terror PSA (Philadelphia, PA, 7/28/05) – On Thursday, July 28, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to release a fatwa (Islamic religious ruling) against terrorism and extremism. The

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