(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 5/7/18) — 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 an apparently fake racist mayoral campaign mailer distributed to voters in Paterson, N.J.

That mailer included a number slurs targeting Muslims and other minority groups and has been repudiated by the alleged sponsor.

SEE: Racist Paterson Election Flyer Described as Fake Mail Piece


“Bigotry of any kind should have no place in our state or our nation,” said CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues. “We condemn this clandestine attempt to spread hatred and division.”

Mayor hate mail

Sues said community members are being urged 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/report

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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