3rd Meeting – 10/31/15 Agenda

Al-Hidaya Masjid / Muslim American Society, Philadelphia Chapter (MAS) – 123 E. Luzerne St, Philadelphia, PA, 19124

MC: Dr. Katera Moore, Executive Committee Member, CAIR-Philadelphia

9:00 – 9:45: Networking
9:45 – 9:50: Dua and welcoming remarks presented
by Dr. Naser Khatib, host and Director of MAS

Session One: 9:50 – 11:40 am

The first portion of the agenda is a progress report from the focus groups on the topics agreed to in the previous leadership meetings

  • 9:50-10:05: Eid Holiday in the City of Philadelphia
    Presented by Councilman Hamza Curtis Jones (representing the Fourth District on the City Council of Philadelphia)
    Goal: Recognition of two holidays by the City of Philadelphia. Community support is needed to insure the bill is passed and approved by City of Philadelphia.


    • 10:05 – 10:20 – Q & A
  • 10:20-10:30: Muslim Capitol Day in the City of Harrisburg
    Presented by Representative Jason Dawkins (Pennsylvania House of Representative, Harrisburg)
    Goal: To publicly exercise the Muslim community’s right to fully participate in the American political process, and the recognition of two holidays by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


    • 10:30 – 10:40 – Q & A
  • 10:40-10:50: Gender Equality: Equal Representation of American Muslim Women
    Presented by Sr. Bushra Qureshi
    Goal: Empowering and accommodating American Muslim women within mosques and within the community.


    • 10:50 – 11:00 – Q & A
  • 11:00-11:15: Healthcare for the underprivileged community
    Presented by Maaz Baqai
    Goal: Strengthen the performance of the Al-Shifaa mobile healthcare clinic and the set up of community healthcare center encompassing a healthcare clinic and a social services center.


    • 11:15 – 11:30 – Q & A
  • 11:30-11:40: Day of Dignity/Feedphilly
    Presented by Walid Gabir & Hamza Sheikh
    Goal: To provide food, basic supplies, and healthcare screening to the underprivileged in the city of Philadelphia.

Session Two 11:40-12:10 pm

  • The FBI and Entrapment In The American Muslim Community
    Presented by CAIR Staff
    Theme: “It literally boils down into if you cannot find terrorists within the Muslim Community, make terrorists, create terrorists.” Yassir Fazaga, Imam Orange County, Islamic FoundationThe continued violence and extremism that Muslim communities face in the world today, whether it is at the hands of those outside our community, or it is at the hands of Muslims within our community deserves to be addressed. We are not immune from this phenomena and its circle of effects and counter-effects.Goal: To educate the leadership on the methods and dangers of entrapment and provide the tools needed to prevent the entrapment of its congregation to become terrorists in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.Thereafter, the leadership will be asked to invite its congregation to attend the presentation by Trevor Aaronson, award-winning Aljazeera America investigative journalist. He will speak on “The FBI and Entrapment in the American Muslim community” how to avoid it and show his film, Informants (47 minutes). The event will be held Sunday, Nov. 15, 3:00-6:00 pm, at Friends Center in Philadelphia.

12:10-1:00 pm: Lunch

Session Three: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

  • Community presentations of issues/topics of concern