CAIR, CAIR-NJ Welcome Guilty Plea in Racist Harassment Targeting Black Woman in Maryland
(South Plainfield, 3/9/2022) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its New Jersey chapter (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed a guilty plea by a New Jersey man who sent racist, threatening texts to a Black woman in Maryland.
The man reportedly sent anonymous texts in which he used racial slurs and threatened the woman and her family, telling her to “eat my bullets” and that he knows where she lives. The man also reportedly threatened to rape the woman’s family. The man pled guilty to making threatening interstate communications and faces up to five years in prison.
SEE: N.J. man admits sending racist, threatening text to Black woman in Maryland
“These horrific messages of hate remind us of the danger of racism in our society,” said CAIR Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry. “We welcome the guilty plea in this case and urge law enforcement to take all cases of racist harassment seriously.”
“We condemn this abhorrent act of hate and welcome the guilty plea,” said CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut. “Communities in New Jersey, Maryland and nationwide must come together to oppose the rising tide of violent racism and bigotry.”
The American Muslim community and CAIR stand in solidarity with all those challenging anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, antisemitism, white supremacy, and all other forms of bigotry.
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut, 908-267-3119, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR Office in Maryland Director Zainab Chaudry, 410-971-6062, email@example.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Communications Coordinator Ismail Allison, 202-770-6280, email@example.com