Making a Difference in the Community

CAIR-Philadelphia Joins HIAS and NSM to present Anti-Bullying Workshop CAIR-Philadelphia presented its anti-bullying workshop to parents and community members in Philadelphia’s Gilbert Spruance School on February 23, 2018. The presentation was part of an event titled “Love your Neighbor,” convened by Margarita Abuawadeh, a bilingual counselor assistant for Spanish with

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Philly hoops player benched over hijab

“It’s my understanding that Ms. Thompson-King was able to compete in at least 24 games regionally and nationally prior to this game, and never once was she asked to remove her hijab,” said Timothy Welbeck, a civil rights attorney with the Philadelphia branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). “In this particular instance, she was. I don’t know why this enforcement was so sudden and so stark, but we know it happened, it was public, humiliating and discriminatory.”

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CAIR-Philadelphia, Public Officials, Activists to Call on Athletic Association to Drop Hijab Waiver Rule

On Friday, February 23, the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia) will join elected officials, community leaders, and civil rights activists at a news conference to support the religious rights of a Muslim student athlete who was recently barred from playing basketball because of her Islamic head scarf, or hijab.

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