FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CAIR Condemns Terror Attack in France, Newt Gingrich's Call to 'Test' and Deport American Muslims
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/15/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the terror attack in France that killed at least 80 people, and also condemned a suggestion by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich who responded to the attack by calling for Inquisition-style religious "testing" and possible deportation of "every person here who is of a Muslim background."
For Immediate Release – July 10, 2016
On behalf of a broad multi-faith coalition of more than 100 organizations throughout New Jersey, we would like to express our sorrow at the most recent tragic deaths of two African-American victims of police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota and the targeted killings of five police officers in Dallas.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of all of these victims and ask God to give them strength, patience, comfort and hope through this difficult time. We strongly affirm that all lives, regardless of background, are sacred and must be valued.
We reiterate the importance of recognizing the racial inequities of our law enforcement and judicial system as it relates to African-American and other minority communities. We urge our political leaders to begin the important work of addressing these injustices so that every person is treated equally under the law. We ask this so that we can make progress toward a "more perfect union” that our founders sought. And we remind everyone of our nation’s motto: E Pluribus Unum – Out of Many, One.
CAIR-NJ to Co-Sponsor Muslim Voter Registration at Eid Celebration in Teaneck
(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 7/5/16) – On Wednesday, July 6, the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) will conduct a Muslim voter registration drive in partnership with the Eid Committee of New Jersey at the Eid ul-Fitr prayers and celebration marking the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan to be held at the Teaneck Armory (1799 Teaneck Road) in Teaneck, N.J.
The Eid ul-Fitr prayer will be begin at 8:30 a.m.