“Each year, some of the most influential pioneers of our time come to the city of Philadelphia to receive this great honor,” said Frederic Bertley, senior vice president of science at The Franklin Institute. “They serve as incredible role models for our youth, helping to ignite that spark of curiosity which has led to so many critical discoveries.”
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Miriam Amer, of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Muslims are sometimes targeted in the city.
“In Cedar Rapids, we probably get six a year,” she said of offenses directed at Muslims, particularly Muslim women harassed for their clothing. “Nothing as serious as this.”