Please join us for a live webinar panel with health professionals this Thursday, April 2 from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The webinar grew out of community demand and positive feedback to similar programs hosted by area institutions. CAIR-Philadelphia will, in the very near future, bringing additional healthcare professionals before the American Muslim community, helping to empower the community at this critical time.Continue reading
The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad at this time due to the global impact of COVID-19, and has issued a “Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel.” For those not in the U.S., the Department of States advises that they “consider returning to your country of residence immediately using whatever commercial means are available.”Continue reading
CAIR-Philadelphia today called for a hate crime probe of attacks targeting Asian-Americans. In the wave of attacks resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic, police are reportedly investigating two separate attacks on at least two Asian-Americans in Philadelphia.Continue reading
In the midst of our current pandemic, today’s New York Times carried a frontpage article about the outbreak in the U.S. of another type of deadly virus, Sinophobia, the irrational fear and hatred of all things Chinese. Anti-Chinese bigotry in the U.S. was common throughout the latter half of the 19th century…Continue reading
Islam teaches us that each human being is precious, and that to destroy, or lose, a single life is akin to losing an entire universe.
In COVID-19, humankind is now faced with an unimaginable crisis, a global pandemic that threatens the fabric of life as we know it.
Throughout this emergency, and as long as we physically are able, the staff and communal leaders of CAIR-Philadelphia will continue to provide you with relevant information, both on the pandemic in general, but also specifically on the state of the American Muslim community in Philadelphia and its environs.Continue reading
After careful review of recent public health updates in our area regarding the coronavirus epidemic and hearing from many of you in our community, the CAIR-Philadelphia team had to make the difficult decision to cancel CAIR-Philadelphia’s 14th Annual Banquet, originally scheduled for this Saturday March 14.Continue reading
CAIR-Philadelphia is closely following the public health concerns of our community and the updates regarding the spread of the Coronavirus in our area. Hence, we are writing to you regarding the status of our annual banquet this Saturday night, March 14. As of this notice, end of day Monday, March 9, there are no changes to our plans regarding the banquet except the cautionary steps we detail below. Rest assured, however, that CAIR-Philadelphia is diligently monitoring the situation.Continue reading
Tens of thousands of civilians are immediately at risk, with the United Nations Security Council being briefed on Friday that at an estimated 300,000 civilians have been displaced, fleeing toward the Turkish border. Contact your members of Congress today and ask that they lend their voices by urgently calling on the U.S. to work with the international community.Continue reading
Employment discrimination is one of the persistent ways bigotry and xenophobia impacts everyday people. Roughly 40% of the people seeking legal assistant from our office call to complain of some form of harassment or discrimination in the workplace. To that end, I am presently representing three different people in various stages of legal action against their current or former employer based on their allegations of religious discrimination and/or harassment. US law defines employment discrimination as a form of discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity by employers. When it occurs, employment discrimination is a clear violation of US law.Continue reading
CAIR-Philadelphia calls on all Pennsylvanians to urge their U.S. House representative to co-sponsor and support the adoption of a bipartisan resolution by Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and Steve Watkins (R-KA) — House Resolution 745 — on Jammu and Kashmir.Continue reading