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CAIR-NJ Applauds Governor Murphy’s Statement on Oppressive Policies Toward Muslims in China, Myanmar and India

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(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 1/7/2020) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ), today applauded Governor Phil Murphy’s Statement on Oppressive Policies Toward Muslims in China, Myanmar and India.

On January 3 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued a statement expressing concern for the oppressive policies toward Muslims in China, Myanmar, and India. In his statement Governor Murphy calls the Uyghur crisis an “egregious violation of their human rights”; the Myanmar crisis “one of the world's most abhorrent state-sanctioned policies of repression and annihilation”; and called for India to abandon its “restrictive and intolerant” citizenship law that “threatens its long and proud history as a secular and diverse democratic nation.”  

Governor Murphy ends by saying, “It is time for all nations, including ours, to take firm and unequivocal stances against the narrow thinking that is fueling these divisions and embrace the world as it should be -- tolerant, pluralistic, and interconnected.”

SEE: Statement by Governor Murphy on Oppressive Policies Toward Muslims in China, Myanmar, and India

https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200103b.shtml

SEE: Statement by Governor Murphy on Oppressive Policies Toward Muslims in China, Myanmar, and India

https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/statement-governor-murphy-oppressive-policies-toward-muslims-china-myanmar-india/?fbclid=IwAR3VDRpFe_jlf_SZj9cIr6OzUOGEIsQqWSpm24ztM9PhCAlFnbJqRX0XIAw

In a statement, CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut said:

“As a civil rights organization, we applaud Governor Murphy’s recent statement acknowledging and condemning the oppression endured by Muslims in China, Myanmar and India. In the name of justice, we join hand-in-hand with Governor Murphy, standing on the right side of history, calling for our nation and others to unequivocal speak out against the oppression of Muslims globally.
 

“We are pleased to see Governor Murphy join a growing number of elected officials who are willing to speak truth to power and call out the abhorrent government policies of these nations that have led to the inexcusable suffering of Muslims and other minorities.”

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut, 908-668-5900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAIR-New Jersey Names Selaedin Maksut as New Executive Director

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(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 12/26/2019) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ), the state office of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced that Selaedin Maksut has been named as its new Executive Director.
 

Before joining CAIR-New Jersey, Maksut received his BA from New York University in Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, and his MA from Columbia University in Religious Studies. Throughout the past six years, Maksut has traveled to countries like Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, and Kosovo to study the religion of Islam and Muslim societies in academic and traditional settings. 

In addition to his studies, Maksut gained community leadership and non-profit experience while volunteering with The Muslim Network, a New Jersey-based non-profit, for the past three years. Maksut currently serves as the Vice President of The Muslim Network.  

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“I welcome this opportunity to serve the Muslim community in New Jersey and to further CAIR’s mission of advocating for justice and mutual understanding,” said Maksut. “As our nation witnesses a rise in Islamophobia and right-wing extremism threatening people of different faiths and backgrounds, I am proud to be joining CAIR to protect the civil rights and religious freedom of Muslims and other minorities in New Jersey.”
 

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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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut, 908-668-5900, 862-264-9414, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAIR-NJ Welcomes New Driver’s Licenses for All Legislation 

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CAIR-NJ Welcomes New Driver’s Licenses for All Legislation 
 

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 12/19/2019) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ), today welcomed Governor Phil Murphy’s signing of legislation that expands access to driver's licenses for undocumented state residents.

This week, the state Democrat-led Assembly and Senate passed the measure after lawmakers delayed considering the bill until after last month's election. Governor Murphy signed the bill today.

Thirteen states, including Delaware and New York, and the District of Columbia permit immigrants without legal status to obtain driver’s licenses.

 

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SEE: NJ Governor Phil Murphy Signs Bill Allowing Undocumented Immigrants Get Licenses

https://6abc.com/politics/live-%7C-murphy-signs-bill-allowing-undocumented-immigrants-to-get-licenses/5768808/

SEE: NJ legislators OK licenses for undocumented immigrants, send bill to Gov. Phil Murphy

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.northjersey.com/amp/2640554001

 

In a statement, CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut said:

“As a civil rights organization, we welcome this historic legislation expanding access to driver’s licenses to all New Jerseyans, regardless of immigration status. We thank the Let's Drive NJ coalition partners -- including Make the Road NJ, Faith in NJ -- and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano and Senator Vitale for their leadership. 

“The new law is the embodiment of dignity and respect for all people regardless of immigration status. We are excited to have New Jersey join a growing number of states that share in this progressive sentiment and celebrate this victory for the expansion of rights to state residents.”

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut, 908-668-5900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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