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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.

CAIR-NJ Condemns Racist Vandalism Targeting Campaign Poster in Newark

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CAIR-NJ Condemns Racist Vandalism Targeting Campaign Poster in Newark

 (SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 4/2/2018) -- 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 the racist vandalism of a campaign poster for Newark At-Large Councilman Luis Quintana. 

The poster, which hangs about a block away from the Councilman’s office, was defaced with a Nazi swastika painted over a picture of the councilman’s face.  

Newark Police are investigating the defaced campaign banner as a bias crime and released photos of a suspect wearing a hooded sweatshirt. The bias-motivated crime was apparently committed on Thursday. 

"The hate symbolized by this act of vandalism has no place in New Jersey and cannot be tolerated,” said James Sues, executive director of CAIR-NJ. “This painful reminder of the extreme divisiveness that characterizes the current political climate at the national level should prompt us to remain vigilant in investigating and prosecuting hate crimes as they occur.”

SEE: Vandal turns politician's face into 'symbol of hate' with swastika on campaign sign

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2018/04/newark_councilman_luis_quintana_campaign_poster_sw.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’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 Commends Governor-Elect Phil Murphy for Nominating Muslim Department of Health Commissioner

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CAIR-NJ Commends Governor-Elect Phil Murphy for Nominating Muslim Department of Health Commissioner

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 1/10/2017) -- The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today commended Governor-elect Phil Murphy for nominating Veterans Affairs Department official Dr. Shereef Elnahal, a Muslim American, for the position of Department of Health Commissioner.

If confirmed, Dr. Elnahal would be New Jersey’s first Muslim cabinet official. 

NJ: Murphy Nominates Muslim-American For Health Commissioner


http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/01/10/murphy-nominates-health-commissioner/

“We are encouraged to see that Governor-elect Murphy is embracing the diversity of New Jersey by reflecting that diversity in his cabinet,” said James Sues, executive director of CAIR-NJ. “His nomination of Dr. Shereef Elnahal as the state’s first Muslim cabinet official is representative of the governor-elect’s efforts to give all state residents a voice in his government, and he should surely be applauded for that.”

The governor-elect announced his nomination for Department of Health Commissioner in a press release this morning.

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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