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Now more than ever, it is time for civic engagement

Too often we take things for granted. Our Democracy is just one example. As an American Muslim who witnessed the changes in the last four years in our country, I came to realize that I needed to act if I was to help continue to preserve and strengthen the democracy in the country that I idealize so much.

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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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CAIR-Philadelphia Welcomes Arbitration Decision Against Former Philadelphia Police Officer Fired for Anti-Muslim, Bigoted Facebook Posts

CAIR-Philadelphia welcomes the arbitration decision against former Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) officer Daniel Farrelly. Farrelly was one of 16 officers fired by or received other penalties from the PPD since the 2019 revelations by Plain View Project. Farrelly challenged the City of Philadelphia’s decision to fire him in response to his anti-Muslim and bigoted posts.

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