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CAIR-NJ Chair Nadia Kahf to Participate in Women's March on New Jersey

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(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 1/20/17) - On Saturday, January 21, representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest American Muslim civil rights organization, will join thousands of others for the Women’s March on Washington, both in the nation’s capital and at parallel events across the country.

CAIR-New Jersey Chairwoman Nadia Kahf will be among the speakers at the rally in Trenton, N.J.

CAIR New Jersey is a sponsor of the Women’s March on New Jersey which will take place at the Trenton War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey at 10 a.m. Marchers will rally in solidarity with marchers in Washington, D.C., at the Women’s March on Washington and at the over 170 sister marches being held across the United States and the world.

SEE: Join the Women's March on New Jersey on January 21st

http://nj.cair.com/

 “It’s important that women from all corners of New Jersey have their voices heard,” said CAIR-NJ Chairwoman Nadia Kahf. “This march will serve as a reminder to our elected officials that they are responsible for the well-being of all of the citizens they represent, regardless of whether they share the same faith, gender or national heritage.”

CAIR is largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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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 Calls for Probe of Anti-Islam Graffiti Targeting Bayonne Pastor

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 1/11/17) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today called for a hate crime investigation of anti-Islam hate graffiti targeting the home of a Bayonne pastor.

The messages, spray-painted on Pastor Joseph Basile’s home included “F**k Islam” were found on the outside of his home, on the snow and on the nearby road.

SEE: Bayonne Pastor's House Vandalized with anti-Muslim graffiti

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2017/01/bayonne_pastors_house_vandalized_with_anti-islamic.html

“This act of vandalism was clearly directed at the local Muslim community, which has faced fierce opposition to its efforts to build a community center in the area,” said CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues. “All Americans must be able to practice their faith and worship as they choose without fear of harassment or intimidation. We urge state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate this incident as a possible hate crime.”

He noted that Bayonne Muslims have faced significant opposition to their plans to build a permanent house of worship from local residents at Zoning Board meetings.

SEE: Bayonne residents opposed to Islamic center to Protest at City Hall

http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2016/01/bayonne_residents_against_planned_islamic_center_t.html

An unprecedented spike in Islamophobic rhetoric and anti-Muslim incidents nationwide in recent months, and particularly since the November 8 election, has been attributed at least in part to statements and policy proposals made by public figures like President-elect Donald Trump.

CAIR is urging American Muslims and Islamic institutions to take extra security precautions and is offering Muslim community leaders free copies of its booklet, "Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety." The booklet may be requested through CAIR's website: http://www.cair.com/mosque-safety-guide.html 

The Washington-based Muslim civil rights group is asking Muslim community members 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/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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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 Joins Newark Mayor in Call for Hate Crime Charges Against Man Who Tore Hijab From Municipal Worker

 (SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 12/20/16) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today joined Newark Mayor Ras Baraka in calling for United States Attorney Paul Fishman to investigate an assault on a female Muslim Municipal employee as a hate crime. 

 On December 5, an African-American female Muslim Newark municipal employee was allegedly ridiculed and assaulted by a white male New Jersey State employee at the Newark One Stop Center at 990 Broad Street. Her hijab was reportedly pulled off her head and thrown to the floor. The Newark Police Department arrested the perpetrator.

 In a press release issued today, Mayor Ras Baraka called on US Attorney Paul Fishman to investigate the incident as a hate crime.

 SEE: Mayor Ras J. Baraka Says Assault of Muslim Newark Employee Was a Hate Crime

https://www.facebook.com/notes/city-of-newark-nj-city-hall/mayor-ras-j-baraka-says-assault-of-muslim-newark-employee-was-a-hate-crime/628664497340340  

 “Unfortunately hateful acts of violence such as those allegedly carried out by the New Jersey state employee are becoming all too common,” said CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues. “Unlawful, bigoted acts cannot be tolerated and must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  In a civil society such as ours, the rights of all citizens to observe their faith without fear for their safety and security must be vigorously protected.”

 Tomorrow, CAIR’s Missouri chapter will hold a news conference to call on law enforcement authorities to investigate a home arson targeting a Bosnian Muslim family as a possible hate crime.

SEE: CAIR-Missouri to Ask Authorities to Probe Arson at Home of Muslim Family as Possible Hate Crime

http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/13963-cair-missouri-to-ask-authorities-to-probe-arson-at-home-of-muslim-family-as-possible-hate-crime.html  

 Yesterday, CAIR’s New York chapter welcomed the sentencing of a man who plotted to kill Muslims in that state and the arrest of another man who allegedly assaulted a Muslim woman, calling her a "terrorist."

 SEE: CAIR-NY Welcomes Sentencing of White Supremacist in Anti-Muslim Plot, Arrest of Man Who Assaulted Muslim Woman

http://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/13959-cair-ny-welcomes-sentencing-of-white-supremacist-in-anti-muslim-plot-arrest-of-man-who-assaulted-muslim-woman.html  

 The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization has reported an unprecedented spike in anti-Muslim incidents nationwide since the election of Donald Trump.

 CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

 La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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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.

 

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