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CAIR-NJ Offers Condolences on Passing of Jersey City Councilman Michael Yun

CAIR-NJ Offers Condolences on Passing of Jersey City Councilman Michael Yun

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 4/7/2020) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today offered its condolences to Jersey City Councilman Michael Yun’s Family and Friends. 

Yun died yesterday of complications from coronavirus infection. The Ward D councilman was hospitalized with the infectious disease for nearly two weeks after going to Jersey City Medical Center with a fever and difficulty breathing on March 24.

 

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SEE: Jersey City Councilman Michael Yun dies of coronavirus

https://www.nj.com/galleries/KZ25RA77QFBF5HVFPWMCZX74SU/

   

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

“It is with a heavy heart that I offer my condolences to the family and friends of Councilman Michael Yun. Someone like Councilman Yun, who stood firm for justice and equality, will never be forgotten.  

“With the alarming rise in xenophobia, Islamophobia and racism, Councilman Yun consistently offered his support and friendship to the Muslim community, and for that we thank him and his family, and pray for their well-being.”   

 

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance 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 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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CAIR-NJ Welcomes Camden County GOP Apology for Anti-Muslim Facebook Posts 

CAIR-NJ Welcomes Camden County GOP Apology for Anti-Muslim Facebook Posts 

 

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 3/13/2020) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed the apology from Camden County GOP Chairman Richard Ambrosino, Jr. for their anti-Muslim Facebook posts. 

In a statement Ambrosino said “I want to strongly denounce the anti-Muslim memes that were found on the Camden County GOP Facebook page.”

Ambrosino added, “There is no place in political discourse – or society as a whole – for those kinds of messages and I had those offensive posts removed immediately when they were brought to my attention. This is not the kind of person I am and certainly not the kind of county organization I want to build.”

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SEE: STATEMENT FROM CAMDEN COUNTY GOP CHAIRMAN RICH AMBROSINO 

https://whyy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Statement-Regarding-the-Camden-County-GOP-Facebook-Site.pdf

SEE:Camden County GOP Offers Apology, Deletes Muslim-Bashing Facebook Posts

https://www.njspotlight.com/2020/03/camden-county-gop-offers-apology-deletes-muslim-bashing-facebook-posts/?utm_source=R%26I+Clips+%28Coalition%29&utm_campaign=e5727642a7-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_15_02_10_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3a915757be-e5727642a7-391861097 

 

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

“We welcome Chairman Ambrosno’s strong condemnation of the anti-Muslim posts found on the Camden County GOP Facebook page. His apology is appreciated by the New Jersey Muslim community and gives us hope for a more inclusive society.”

“We share in his sentiment that such inappropriate postings have no place in our political discourse and society at large. Our CAIR-NJ office will continue to fight the normalization of anti-Muslim rhetoric in hopes that it not be tolerated by no one,” he added. 

 

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance 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 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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CAIR-NJ Applauds Passing of Ordinance Allowing Broadcast of Muslim Call to Prayer in Paterson

CAIR-NJ Applauds Passing of Ordinance Allowing Broadcast of Muslim Call to Prayer in Paterson

 

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 3/11/2020) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today applauded the Paterson, N.J., city council for passing a noise ordinance allowing mosques in Paterson to broadcast the Adhan, or the Muslim call to prayer.

Last night, Paterson city council members voted 5-4 to change its noise ordinance to allow for the Muslim call to prayer to be broadcast over exterior loudspeakers.

  

SEE: After divisive public hearing, Paterson passes law allowing Islamic call to prayer

http://patersontimes.com/2020/03/11/after-divisive-public-hearing-paterson-passes-law-allowing-islamic-call-to-prayer/ 

 

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

“With the adoption of this ordinance, Paterson officials have embraced the rich diversity of city residents and have taken clear steps toward religious inclusion. Joining only two other American cities that currently allow for the broadcast call to prayer, Paterson is a pioneer in this endeavor, paving the way for a more just and equitable future for New Jersey and for our nation.” 

 

“At a time in which our nation is facing an alarming rise in xenophobia, Islamophobia and racism, it is inspiring to see Paterson take a firm and honorable stance against bigotry by upholding the values of equality and religious freedom.”   

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance 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 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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