Leaders representing 26 mosques, Islamic centers and Muslim organizations gathered at the Rutgers University visitor's center as political leaders pledged to close their states to Syrian refugees and one presidential candidate suggested the U.S. should only welcome Christian refugees.
Gov. Chris Christie Tuesday joined more than 20 governors, and sent a letter to President Barack Obama notifying him that New Jersey will not accept any refugees from Syria.
"We find these comments reprehensible," said Jim Sues, executive director of the New Jersey Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR. "It demonstrates a lack of compassion on behalf of our Governor. The Syrian refugees are victims of ISIS and as victims they should not have to pay the price for the sins of ISIS." Read More