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.
“Securing the Muslim Future” by Ahmet S. Tekelioglu, CAIR-Philadelphia Outreach and Education Director
American Muslim civic engagement is the foundation upon which we can secure our community's long-term interests and make our contributions to the broader community. Our many successes could not have happened but for your generous support that sustained CAIR-Philadelphia even throughout this pandemic-infected year.
Every year, CAIR-Philadelphia updates you about how our chapter organizes against Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-black racism, white supremacy, and all forms of bigotry. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic imposed unique challenges for all of us, requiring greater flexibility in how we navigated.
Our new updated CAIR-Philadelphia blog will be launching on Monday, December 7th. Every Monday we will spotlight American Muslim perspectives on the issues that impact our communities. We invite you to celebrate with us next Monday when our first blog post is posted on our website and shared on Facebook.
Your Polling Station: Before you leave your house to vote tomorrow, please double check your polling location, in case it has moved. Scorecard for PA and DE Politicians! Learn where politicians…
Register now for Sunday’s national Muslim Voter Virtual Town Hall and Phone Bank Party,” kicking off at 12 PM (ET). The event is being hosted by CAIR, MPower Change, Muslim American Society (MAS), the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), and sponsored by American Muslims for Palestine (AMP).
This video by CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director Jacob Bender was first screened at CAIR-Pittsburgh’s Virtual Banquet on Oct 3rd.
CAIR-Philadelphia is pleased to share a letter of appreciation from Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership for its donation of hand sanitizers and protective masks to six Bucks County hospitals operating under BCHIP. The donations were made on behalf of the area’s Muslim communities.
And so, after holding on for so long, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. Long live RGB! Conscience of the nation! Mother of gender equality! The Muslim community mourns as well. During this inferno administration, burning with racism and the flames of violence, in case after case Justice Ginsburg defended the civil liberties of American Muslims...