CAIR Steps Forward

CAIR-Philadelphia is regularly sought out by the media for comments after major events concerning Muslims and Islam. So it was, that in the first horrendous hours after the attacks in Paris, as news of the massacre by ISIS began to digitally make its way around the world, CAIR staff were once again facing the often hostile media, attempting to answer the question, yet again: “Where are the Muslim denunciations of terrorism?”

That these unequivocal Muslim condemnations of mass murder are all around us, from every corner of the Muslim world, is still hidden knowledge to many in the US. This is why CAIR is so important to the American Muslim community, providing a voice of clarity amidst the profane tumult of our materially obsessed world.

In these dark and sad times, we must see our work not as a quick fix, but as steps on a long march to a world of justice and peace, as is revealed in The Holy Quran, “Whoso kills a soul… it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and he who saves a life, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind.”

1. Interview with Jacob Bender about Paris attacks on CBS Philly Radio – KYW Newsradio, 1060 AM

2. Interview with Jacob Bender about Paris attacks on ABC TV Ch. 6

Muslims Hate ISIS Most of All
by Dean Obeidallah, The Daily Beast

Denounce ISIS? Muslims despise ISIS. (At least those who aren’t pathological.)

True, ISIS is compromised of people who claim to be Muslims. But the number one victim of this barbaric terror group is Muslims. That’s undisputed. ISIS has killed thousands of Muslims across the Middle East, including beheading Sunni Muslims in Iraq for failing to pledge loyalty to them, executing Imams for not submitting to them, and even killing an Imam in Iraq for simply denouncing them. Continue reading…

[Dean Obeidallah will be the Keynote Speaker at our 10th Anniversary Banquet on March 12, 2016]