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CAIR-New Jersey Condemns Distribution of White Supremacist Fliers

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CAIR-New Jersey Condemns Distribution of White Supremacist Fliers

 

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 7/18/2018)—The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today condemned the distribution of fliers promoting the white supremacist group Identity Evropa in Bridgewater, Somerville, Morristown, and surrounding areas.

Residents first learned of the fliers through an online photo of a utility pole plastered with an Identity Evropa poster, which read: “Our Generation, Our Future, Our Last Chance.” Pamphlets and fliers promoting the group’s racist ideology have been found on vehicles and in the Bridgewater mall.

SEE: Residents Taking Action Against White Supremacist Fliers Found Around Bridgewater, Bedminster, Other Local Areas

“The promotion of a racist and white supremacist group should not be tolerated in our communities,” said James Sues, executive director of CAIR-NJ. “These fliers are a symptom of the spread of white supremacist ideology nationwide that has occurred under the Trump administration. While we condemn the distribution of these fliers, we also stand with the local residents who took action to reject Identity Evropa’s presence in our state.”

CAIR said it has witnessed an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

The Washington-based civil rights organization has also repeatedly expressed concern about Islamophobic and white supremacist Trump administration policies and appointments.

CAIR recently released a report documenting an unprecedented rise in bias-motivated incidents linked to Trump’s election.

SEE: CAIR's 2018 Civil Rights Report Offers Data on Impact of Growing Anti-Muslim Bias

This past April, CAIR-NJ condemned the racist vandalism of a campaign poster with a Nazi swastika in South Plainfield.

SEE: CAIR-NJ Condemns Racist Vandalism Targeting Campaign Poster in Newark

CAIR has also noted an increasing unity between white supremacy groups such as Identity Evropa and anti-Muslim organizations like ACT for America. Members of the group attended a series of rallies hosted by ACT for America, where an Identity Evropa banner called for an “End to Islamic Immigration.”

SEE: CAIR Urges Cities to Boost Security for Next Wave of Nationwide Hate Rallies on September 9

The Hate that ACT for America Wrought

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues, 908-668-5900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAIR-NJ, American Muslims for Palestine Partner to Seek Peace and Justice for People of Gaza

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 6/5/2018) – The New Jersey chapters of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) and American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) today announced that they have formed a joint task force to work with elected officials in an effort to seek peace and justice for the people of the Gaza Strip.

On Wednesday, May 30, the two organizations joined a coalition of groups to hold a demonstration outside the Newark, N.J., offices of Senators Corey Booker and Robert Menendez to call on those elected officials to condemn the recent mass killings in Gaza. 

The coalition delivered a letter to each of the senators to call on them to condemn Israel’s actions in shooting civilians and met jointly with the staffs of both Senators to voice concerns and discuss ways to move forward.

SEE: Activists urge Cory Booker, Bob Menendez to speak out on Gaza killings

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2018/05/30/aactivists-urge-booker-menendez-speak-out-octivists-urge-booker-menendez-speak-out-gaza-killings/653386002/

“We need to make sure this dialogue in support of peace and justice continues,” CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues. “We need to let our elected officials know that the atrocities committed in Gaza cannot be tolerated, thereby demonstrating that America will be a beacon of hope for the oppressed.”

“American political discourse has generally been void of effective advocacy for the people of Gaza, and broader Palestine,” stated AMP-NJ Government Relations Director Wassim Kanaan. “This partnership, coupled with the embracing of these efforts by our elected officials, will ensure that Americans who stand for justice in Palestine will be heard and counted.”

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues, 908-668-5900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAIR-NJ to Join Coalition Calling on Sens. Booker, Menendez to Speak Out on Killings in Gaza

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CAIR-NJ to Join Coalition Calling on Sens. Booker, Menendez to Speak Out on Killings in Gaza

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 5/28/2018) – On Wednesday, May 30, the New Jersey chapter for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) will join a coalition of groups to hold a demonstration outside the Newark, N.J., offices of Senators Corey Booker and Robert Menendez to call on those elected officials to condemn the recent mass killings in Gaza.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 30, 12-2 p.m.

WHERE: One Gateway Center, Newark, NJ

CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues, 908-668-5900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The coalition will deliver a letter to each of the senators to call on them to condemn Israel’s actions in shooting civilians. 

Several senators and members of Congress have spoken out against the killing of unarmed citizens of Gaza by Israeli soldiers. As the largest recipient of American military aid, Israel should be subject to the laws prohibiting the commission of such human rights abuses by those countries receiving such aid. Fourteen senators, led by Senator Bernie Sanders, signed a letter calling for sanctions.

CAIR-NJ will join the following coalition partners in calling on New Jersey’s senators to end their silence on the Gaza killings:

  • Jewish Voice for Peace of Northern NJ
  • Jewish Voice for Peace of Central Jersey
  • Palestinian American Community Center
  • American Muslims for Palestine
  • J. Amos Caley, associate pastor, Reformed Church of Highland Park
  • Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale, pastor, Reformed Church of Highland Park
  • Veterans For Peace Chapter 021 (Northern NJ)
  • Green Party of NJ
  • Occupy Bergen County
  • NJ Revolution Radio

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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