(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 09/19/16) – On Tuesday, September 20, the New Jersey Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) will join other Muslim organizations at a news conference to condemn the bombings in NYC and NJ and to urge unity in the community.

WHAT: New Jersey Muslims to condemn NYC and NJ bombings

WHEN: Tuesday, September 20, 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Muslim Community Center of Union County, 964-984 Magie Ave, Elizabeth, NJ 07208

CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues, 908-668-5900, jsues@cair.com

On Monday, CAIR’s national office issued a statement in response to the attacks that read in part:

“We welcome the arrest of the suspect in this case and hope this ends the series of potentially-deadly incidents. American Muslims, like all Americans reject extremism and violence, and seek a safe and secure nation. Our nation is most secure when we remain united and reject the fear-mongering and guilt by association often utilized following such attacks. We stand together with our fellow Americans in New York, New Jersey and Minnesota as we deal with the troubling phenomenon of domestic terrorism.”

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.