4 years of CAIR Pittsburgh Chaper

On March 12, 2011, CAIR Pittsburgh hosted its 4th Annual Banquet at the Marriott City Center. The event was attended by more than 300 community members. The Keynote speaker, Dr. Altaf Husain, helped raise funds for the community, and Baba Ali, the renowned comedian, entertained the audience with his unique Read more…

Volunteer Award Program

CAIR is looking to encourage individuals or groups (max. 3 members) that have a community service idea. The community service must involve a non-Islamic, non-profit organization. Those interested are asked to turn in a two-page proposal to CAIR. Once approved, participants will go on to complete a minimum 30 hours Read more…

‘Too many mosques’ is a good thing

Monday, March 14, 2011
By Zohra Lasania
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. Rep. Peter King, who chaired his first congressional hearing last week on “the radicalization of American Muslims,” has revealed his Islamophobic mindset with such statements as “there are too many mosques in this country.”

According to the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, there are about 335,000 religious congregations in the United States. All but 12,000 are Christian. Of these, only 1,200 are Muslim.

But even if there were half as many mosques as churches, so what, Mr. King? What are you afraid of? And what do you know of mosques? Do you know what mosques are and who goes to them? (more…)