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Raheemah Shamsid-Deen-Hampton is one of over 200,000 Muslims living in Philadelphia.

"When you are growing up as a child in Islam, you're not really clear, or have a clear understanding of why you can't, and there are things that are celebrated but you are not."

Michael Rashid, of Philadelphia EID Coalition says, "We already recognize the Christian holidays. Christmas is like a no brainer, Easter is a no brainer, the Jewish holidays are recognized and by recognized we mean there is a city holiday for the school system, city workers are let off and get holiday pay for that."


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