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.

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In Memory of Dr. Anis Al-Qasem

At the age of 95, Dr. Anis Al-Qasem returned to God in Alicante, Spain, surrounded by his wife Amal and their children. The Palestinian community around the world and its political, legal, and social leaders and institutions mourned his death, as did much of the Arab media.

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An End and a Beginning: Welcome to 2021!

In 2020, CAIR-Philadelphia did AMAZING work, and I will refer you to the summaries of the achievements by Jacob, Timothy, and Ahmet (our exceptional, dedicated and talented staff) that were published and emailed recently. There are still many hours left before midnight, time enough to make your final tax-deductible and zakat-eligible donation to allow CAIR-Philadelphia to continue its groundbreaking work on behalf of the American Muslim community of the Greater Delaware Valley.

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“The Year of the Plagues” by Jacob Bender

One hundred years ago, 680,000 Americans died in the Spanish Flu Pandemic that ravaged the United States, with Philadelphia being the worst hit city in the nation. Among the dead was my grandfather Yitzhak Bendersky, who had emigrated from Russia to America only a few years before in search of a better life for his family and himself.

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