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CAIR-NJ Expresses Solidarity with the Jewish Community After ‘Targeted’ Jersey City Shooting

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(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 12/11/19) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today expressed solidarity with the Jewish community following the targeted attack on a Jewish Kosher deli in Jersey City on Tuesday.

Police in New Jersey say a Jewish supermarket was the target of a gun attack that left six people dead, including the two suspects. Police say the perpetrators reportedly stopped in front of the deli, “calmly opened the door with two long rifles—him and the other perpetrator—and began firing from the street into the facility.” They say the shooting “was a targeted attack on the Jewish kosher deli.”

The attackers have not yet been publicly identified, but New York media has identified them as David Anderson and Francine Graham. Sources tell NBC that Anderson was a follower of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, whose believers say they are the true descendants of ancient Israelites. 

SEE: Jersey City Shooting Was 'A Targeted Attack on the Jewish Kosher Deli'

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/11/787029133/jersey-city-shooting-was-a-targeted-attack-on-the-jewish-kosher-deli

New Jersey killers 'targeted' Jewish supermarket

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50747374

In a statement, CAIR-NJ Executive Director Jim Sues said:

“We stand in solidarity with our Jewish sisters and brothers and ask people of all faiths and backgrounds to repudiate the hatred that apparently motivated this heinous attack. As a diverse community, we must not allow hatred to be fueled against any person or group. 

 

“We thank local law enforcement authorities for their swift response and offer our condolences to the family of the slain Jersey City police officer and to the loved ones of all those killed or injured."

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 James Sues, 908-668-5900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR-NJ Deputy Executive Director Selaedin Maksut, 908-668-5900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAIR-NJ Condemns Anti-Semitic Flyers Left on Vehicles in Evesham Township

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CAIR-NJ Condemns Anti-Semitic Flyers Left on Vehicles in Evesham Township

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 10/14/2019) -- 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 racist and anti-Semitic flyers found on several vehicles parked outside an Evesham Township restaurant.

The incident took place Thursday night, Oct. 10, in the parking lots of the AMC movie theater and Fleming’s Steakhouse on S. Route 73. Three separate flyers have been passed around, but police are searching for one suspect.

SEE: Anti-Semitic Fliers Left on Several Vehicles Parked Outside Evesham Township Restaurant, Movie Theater

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/10/11/anti-semitic-fliers-left-on-several-vehicles-parked-outside-evesham-township-restaurant-movie-theater/

"The hatred, ignorance and anti-Semitism that these flyers represent has no place in New Jersey and should not be tolerated by its residents and local officials,” said James Sues, executive director of CAIR-NJ. “This painful reminder of the extreme divisiveness that characterizes the current political climate at the national level should prompt us to remain vigilant in investigating and prosecuting hate crimes as they occur.”

He noted that CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other marginalized groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

SEE: CAIR Calls for Hate Crime Probe of Racist ‘N-Word’ Slur Found on Virginia Vehicle

https://www.cair.com/cair_calls_for_hate_crime_probe_of_racist_n_word_slur_found_on_virginia_vehicle

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 James Sues, 908-668-5900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CAIR-New Jersey Welcomes Hate Crime Investigation in South Brunswick Attack

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CAIR-New Jersey Welcomes Hate Crime Investigation in South Brunswick Attack 

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 10/4/2019) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-New Jersey) today welcomed the investigation into an incident where a man verbally attacked an 11-year-old boy on Cambridge Elementary School playground on Tuesday, October 1st, in South Brunswick, New Jersey. 

Racha Zeini, mother of the boy, posted about the incident on Facebook and writes that the man told her son to “move your a** out of this country, you are an (expletive) Indian come to our country to steal our jobs and money.”

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See: South Brunswick Mom: Son Told To 'Move Your A** Out' Of Country

https://patch.com/new-jersey/southbrunswick/south-brunswick-mom-son-told-move-your-out-country

“Community members, and especially young children, in this state have a right to safety and security while on school premises, and it is the duty of faculty, administrators and law enforcement to ensure that right.” said CAIR New Jersey Executive Director, Jim Sues.  “Hateful, and bigoted speech such as was witnessed in this case should never be tolerated, and the laws that protect our citizens from these offenses should be strictly enforced.  We welcome the South Brunswick Police Departments efforts to identify the perpetrator of this apparent hate crime.”

Sues also noted that CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

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 James Sues, 908-668-5900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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