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CAIR-NJ Welcomes Resignation of Islamophobic Deputy Mayor

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(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 10/3/2019) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed the resignation of Raritan Deputy Louis Reiner after he reportedly posted a series of threatening Islamophobic messages on his personal Facebook page.

One post depicted a mushroom cloud and declared “SOME CANCERS MUST BE TREATED WITH RADIATION.  ISLAM IS ONE OF THEM.” 

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On Oct. 1, the Raritan Township Committee passed a resolution condemning the posts and calling for Reiner to resign from the Deputy Mayor position. 

SEE: Deputy mayor steps down after calling Islam ‘a cancer’

https://www.nj.com/hunterdon/2019/10/deputy-mayor-steps-down-after-calling-islam-a-cancer.html

NJ Deputy mayor resigns after Islam as ‘cancer’ meme backlash

https://nj1015.com/nj-deputy-mayor-resigns-after-islam-as-cancer-meme-backlash/

“The bigoted, hateful and threatening social media posts shared by this elected official are symptomatic of the Islamophobia that grips this country today,” said CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues. “We applaud the Raritan Township Committee for taking action against this kind of hateful rhetoric, which does a disservice to the welcoming and diverse community that New Jersey truly is. Bigoted views such as these should not be tolerated by any government agency.”

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.

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 Communications Director Abdul Mubarak-Rowe, 908-668-5900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) yesterday joined a coalition of interfaith organizations and activists in rally for Kashmir at the UN on Day of Modi Speech

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 (SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 9/28/2019) – On Friday, Sep. 27 the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ joined an inter-faith coalition of civil rights activists and allies in a protest in front of the United Nations building in New York City in opposition to the Indian government's renewed oppression of Kashmir, a Muslim-majority region of India.

Thousands jammed Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza in front on the UN building in NYC carrying signs, wearing T-shirts and chanting slogans protesting the lockdown and occupation of the Jammu and Kashmir, as Indian PM Modi addressed the UN General Assembly. 

The protest is co-sponsored by CAIR-NJ, the ICNA CSJ, the IAMC and several other allies and organizations.

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SEE: Indian-American groups protest outside UN headquarters against Modi govt’s policies

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/indian-american-groups-protest-outside-un-headquarters-against-modi-govt-s-policies/839087.html  

SEE: Imran Khan and Narendra Modi adress the UN, as thousands protest outside

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/27/world/modi-imran-khan-unga-intl/index.html

“As world leaders conveniently look the other way, a tragic injustice is unfolding at the hands of the Modi government”, said CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues. “It’s up to people of conscience to take a stand against the marginalization of religious minorities.”

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

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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CAIR-NJ, ICNA CSJ and IAMC to Join Sept. 27 Rally for Kashmir at the UN on Day of Modi Speech

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(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 9/23/2019) – On Friday, September 27, the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ), ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICNA CSJ) and the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) will join an inter-faith coalition of civil rights activists and allies at a protest in front of the United Nations building in New York City in opposition to the Indian government's renewed oppression of Kashmir, a Muslim-majority region of India.

On that day, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the architect of the lockdown and occupation of the Jammu and Kashmir, is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly.

The protest is co-sponsored by CAIR-NJ, the ICNA CSJ, the IAMC and other allies and organizations.

Protesters will call on elected officials to stand against India's occupation of Kashmir, demand the immediate restoration of all mobile and landlines in the region and call for an end to the curfew and for the complete demilitarization of the region.

  

WHAT: Rally against Injustice in Kashmir

WHERE: United Nations Building, 47th Street and 1st Ave, NYC

WHEN: Friday, Sep 27, 10:30 – 3 p.m.

WHO: CAIR-NJ, ICNA CSJ, IAMC

CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director Jim Sues, 908-668-5900 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; ICNA CSJ-NJ Director Atif Nazir, 732-668-4139 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; IAMC National General Secretary Mohammed Jawad, 201-538-9889 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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