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CAIR-NJ Attorney Jay Rehman Recognized by New Jersey Governor with Leadership Award

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CAIR-NJ Attorney Jay Rehman Recognized by New Jersey Governor with Leadership Award

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 5/10/18) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed the recognition of Staff Attorney Jay Rehman by Governor Phil Murphy.

In a ceremony held on May 8 at Drumthwacket, the governor’s official residence in Princeton, the governor presented Rehman with the 2018 Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month award for his leadership and bravery in representing the Muslim community.

“As some elected officials inflame anti-Muslim sentiment to score political points, it is refreshing to see that New Jersey celebrates its Muslim community,” said CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues.

Sues said Rehman, 33, joined CAIR-NJ in 2017.

Inspired by the events following the implementation of the Trump administration’s Muslim Ban, Rehman vowed that he would use his law degree to fight the administration’s Islamophobic policies.

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CAIR launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.

For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here: http://www.cair.com/app

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

CAIR-New Jersey Condemns Fake Paterson Mayoral Campaign Hate Mailer

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(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 5/7/18) -- The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned an apparently fake racist mayoral campaign mailer distributed to voters in Paterson, N.J.

That mailer included a number slurs targeting Muslims and other minority groups and has been repudiated by the alleged sponsor.

SEE: Racist Paterson Election Flyer Described as Fake Mail Piece

http://patersontimes.com/2018/05/06/racist-paterson-election-flyer-described-as-fake-mail-piece/

“Bigotry of any kind should have no place in our state or our nation,” said CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues. “We condemn this clandestine attempt to spread hatred and division.”

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Sues said community members are being urged to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/report     

CAIR launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.

For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here: http://www.cair.com/app

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 to Release Report Showing ‘Concrete Evidence’ That Trump’s Muslim Ban Resulted in Islamophobic Discrimination, Violence

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CAIR to Release Report Showing ‘Concrete Evidence’ That Trump’s Muslim Ban Resulted in Islamophobic Discrimination, Violence

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 4/18/2018) – On Monday, April 23, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will release a one-of-its-kind report showing “concrete evidence” that the Trump’s administration’s Muslim Ban resulted in increased anti-Muslim discrimination and violence nationwide in the past year.

CAIR’s 2018 civil rights report will outline hundreds of anti-Muslim bias incidents in 2017 and indicate how many were related to the Trump administration’s unconstitutional Muslim Ban executive orders. The new report, titled “Targeted,” will also document the increase in anti-Muslim bias incidents and hate crimes in 2017 over the previous year.

WHAT: CAIR New Jersey News Conference to Release 2018 Civil Rights Report

WHEN: Monday, April 23, 11 a.m.

WHERE: CAIR New Jersey’s Headquarters, 4475 S. Clinton Ave, South Plainfield, Suite 202, NJ 07080

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

“This administration’s targeting of the American Muslim community and of other minority communities is very clear and should shock the conscience of all Americans,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.

He said the anti-Muslim hate incidents documented in CAIR’s report are an indictment of the Trump administration’s unconstitutional policies.

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

New Jersey community members are being urged to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR New Jersey’s Civil Rights Department at 908-668-5900 or by filing a report at: http://nj.cair.com/your-rights/report-an-incident.html

CAIR launched an app to share critical “know your rights” information and to simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging American Muslims and members of other minority groups to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.

For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here: http://www.cair.com/app

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 New Jersey’s Executive Director, James Sues, 908-668-5900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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