Muslim Community Condemns Anti-Semitism

In response to news reports about a community event involving students at Muslim American Society of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization, today reaffirmed its condemnation of any and all manifestations of anti-Semitism.

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The Tragic and Troubled Road to a Jewish-Muslim Rapprochement

Charleston SC, Pittsburgh PA, Christchurch NZ, and now Poway CA; the roll-call list grows and grows as once again we recoil in horror and anger at the carnage. We should not, however, allow our grief to blind us from the fact that all these crimes were all committed against Jews and Muslims and African Americans by young white men committed to a racist ideology that believes that these three groups pose an existential threat to “White Christian America.”

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Gov. Tom Wolf Appoints CAIR-Philadelphia to PA Census Commission

CAIR-Philadelphia has been invited to join Governor Wolf’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission to help ensure the fullest possible count of Pennsylvania’s population. Participating in this commission will enable CAIR-PA to safeguard the civil liberties of American Muslims and ensure full participation in the Census -– a crucial data point for resource allocation that everyday impacts the lives of all Pennsylvanians.

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A Passover for Palestine

This Passover, which falls between April 19 – 27, CAIR-Philadelphia, Jewish Voice for Peace, and the Tikkun Olam Havurah (a Reconstructionist Synagogue) are hosting a Passover seder dedicated to the Palestinian struggle for national independence and self-determination. This unique and historical collaboration between social justice activists in both communities is proof that Jews and Muslims are not the eternal enemies some would see us as.

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