Ramadan Mubarak, Blessed Easter, Sweet Passover

CAIR-Philadelphia wishes you and your families a Sweet Passover, a Blessed Easter, and a Ramadan Mubarak. May the children of Ibrahim, Sarah, and Hajar know only good health and peace in the coming year.
Quran and Dates by Abdullah Arif on Unsplash

Ramadan Accommodation for Students and Employees

We are working to make sure Ramadan accommodations for Muslim students and employees are well-entrenched in each setting -- teachers and managers know to respect Muslim fast, avoid lunch meetings, arrange rooms for students to spend their time during lunch hours, and avoid evening meetings, to count a few.
Muslim Ban Protest

The Muslim & African Bans: What’s Next?

The State Department issued a statement providing some information on next steps for those impacted by the Muslim and African bans. While the statement does not provide much detail, here’s what we know...

CAIR-Philadelphia Welcomes Remarks from Congresswoman Susan Wild Celebrating the End of Muslim and African Bans

Shortly before we started observing Black History Month, we celebrated the Biden administration's repeal of the Muslim and African bans. As we noted, CAIR, alongside its partners and leaders from impacted communities worked diligently against the Trump administration's efforts to take America's immigration system back to an ugly past. We are recognizing everyone today and including a video message from Congresswoman Susan Wild who lent us her voice in support and worked to repeal the bans.

CAIR Welcomes President Biden’s Day-One Termination of Muslim and African Bans, Other Executive Orders

In a statement CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director Jacob Bender said: “We commend President Biden for immediately moving to repeal the Muslim and African Bans, which is an important first step toward undoing the anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant policies of the previous administration. It is an important fulfilment of a campaign pledge to the Muslim community and its allies. We expect the Biden administration to go further by supporting passage of the No Ban Act and addressing systemic injustices within the federal government that led to religious and racial profiling of Muslims and immigrants under multiple administrations.

Safety Alert: Protests in Harrisburg

CAIR-Philadelphia advises community members throughout Pennsylvania and particularly those in Harrisburg, the state capitol, to stay vigilant from now until the end of the presidential inauguration due to threat of far-right, white supremacist violence and armed protests at all 50 state capitols leading up to and on Inauguration Day.
Glowing Laptop in the Dark Photo by Filiberto Santillán on Unsplash

CAIR-Philadelphia Welcomes Arbitration Decision Against Former Philadelphia Police Officer Fired for Anti-Muslim, Bigoted Facebook Posts

CAIR-Philadelphia welcomes the arbitration decision against former Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) officer Daniel Farrelly. Farrelly was one of 16 officers fired by or received other penalties from the PPD since the 2019 revelations by Plain View Project. Farrelly challenged the City of Philadelphia's decision to fire him in response to his anti-Muslim and bigoted posts.