CAIR New Jersey Condemns Racist, Obscene Banner Hung on Overpass
(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 3/7/2022) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today condemned the racist and obscene banner hung from an overpass on Route 22.
An investigation by the Bridgewater Police Department is ongoing after the anti-Black Lives Matter sign was placed over American flags on the pedestrian overpass over Route 22 to the Bridgewater Commons Mall last week.
SEE: Police Investigating Racist, Profane Banner Hung on Overpass on NJ Highway
In a statement, CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut said:
“We strongly condemn this racist banner and urge people of all backgrounds in our state to repudiate the growing bigotry and division we are witnessing in New Jersey and nationwide.”
He said 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.