Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish Friends and Supporters: May these lights of freedom shine on both our communities and all people of good will in these turbulent times.Continue reading
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 12/01/18) — The Philadelphia Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia) today criticized CNN for its decision to fire Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, a professor, activist, and political commentator, after a speech Dr. Hill made at the United Nations supporting Palestinian independence. Dr. Marc Lamont Hill isContinue reading
We write today with deep sadness as an American Jew and an African American, respectively, the Executive Director and Civil Rights Attorney of the Philadelphia chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights organization. Both of us are quite familiar with the tragic history of our people and the protracted legacy of traumatic oppression exacted upon our respective communities.Continue reading
An interfaith press conference about the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, hosted by CAIR-Philadelphia and Masjidullah at the Friends Center yesterday, received wide media coverage last night on radio, TV, and internet.
Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious leaders at the press conference condemned the mass murder at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, as well as calling attention to the environment of racism, xenophobia, and calls to violence in which the anti-Semitic murders took place. Many speakers noted a climate of fear and divisiveness stoked by the irresponsible rhetoric of the president of the United States.Continue reading