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CAIR-NJ to Join Congressman Bill Pascrell in Condemning Terror Attack on Va. Anti-Racist Rally, Decries Trump's 'Failure of Moral Leadership'

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 8/14/2017) – Today, the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will join U.S. Congressman Bill Pascrell in a press conference 11:30 a.m. at the Municipal Courthouse in Secaucus, N.J.

Given the response from President Trump after the tragedy in Charlottesville, Va., and the increasing prominence of dangerous white supremacy groups, the representatives will call on action from the White House and our nation's leaders.

ATTENDING:

  • U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell
  • Abdul-Alim Mubarak-Rowe, Communications Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) New Jersey Chapter
  • Steven Goldstein, Executive Director, Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect
  • Rev. Ray Clayton, Senior Pastor, St. Luke Baptist Church (Paterson, N.J.); President of the Paterson Branch NAACP

LOCATION: Municipal Court, 1203 Paterson Plank Rd, Secaucus, NJ 07094

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

DATE: Today, Monday, August 14, 2017

"We condemn this act of domestic terrorism, urge all Americans to denounce the racists and Islamophobes brought to that city by the ‘Unite the Right’ rally,” said James Sues, executive director of CAIR-NJ.  “The reluctance of President Trump to call out these racist groups by name and denounce their ideology constitutes a failure of moral leadership and serves to further embolden the followers of this movement.”

SEE: Trump Blames 'Many Sides' for Violence in Charlottesville

http://time.com/4898272/donald-trump-charlottesville-violence-rally  

CAIR Condemns Planned White Supremacist Rally in Virginia, Urges Rejection of Confederate Memorials Nationwide

https://www.cair.com/press-center/press-releases/14520-cair-condemns-planned-white-supremacist-rally-in-virginia-urges-rejection-of-confederate-memorials-nationwide.html

SEE: American Mosques -- and American Muslims -- are Being Targeted for Hate Like Never Before

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/nation-world/article/American-mosques-and-American-Muslims-are-11742354.php

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

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