Scores of American Muslims, together with their Jewish and Muslim allies, descended on Harrisburg on Tuesday, March 17, for the Third Annual Muslim Capitol Day (MCD III) in Harrisburg, PA. Muslim Capitol Day was co-sponsored by CAIR-Pennsylvania and Emgage Pennsylvania, and two Philadelphia mosques: Masjidullah and Philadelphia Masjid. Close to 100 Muslim Americans held 35 meetings with Pennsylvania legislators and government officials.?Continue reading »
The leadership of the Pennsylvania Muslim community and their non-Muslim allies from the Jewish and Christian communities will participate in the Third Annual Muslim Capitol Day (MCD) at the State Capitol Building in Harrisburg. On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, over 100 MCD participants will visit the offices of their elected state senators and representatives.Continue reading »
In the midst of a steep increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes and the bullying of Muslim students in Pennsylvania and across the country, Muslims from around the state will be coming to Harrisburg for the Third Annual Muslim Capitol Day on April 17, 2018.
This will be a crucial opportunity to make our voices heard in defense of civil liberties, religious pluralism, and democracy, and to roll back the Islamophobic virus infecting our country.Continue reading »
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 4/3/18) — The Philadelphia Chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia) recently received notice of a widely disseminated document on the internet proclaiming today as “Punish a Muslim Day.” The document in circulation, which originated in Britain, has gained some traction via social media in the United States. ItContinue reading »
Clark, who converted to Islam several years ago, died in a hail of bullets on Sunday March 18th when two officers fired a total of 20 shots at him. As Dallas-based Imam Omar Suleiman, said last week, “Stephon Clark was massacred. His body was in such bad shape that we couldn’t do the ritual washing (ghusl). The brothers did a substitute ritual (tayammum) and are horrified by the sight. We cannot allow this to keep happening.” At Clark’s funeral, Imam Suleiman further observed that Clark, whom Sacramento police shot at 20 times, “had almost as many bullets put into him as the years he’s been on this earth.” This is a grave injustice.Continue reading »