CAIR-NJ, NJ Mayors to Announce Resolution in Response to Secret Service Banning Mayor Khairullah from White House
(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 05/18/2023) — The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) will convene with mayors and elected officials across New Jersey on Friday, May 19, in a call to action urging the White House and Secret Service to provide a detailed explanation of their sudden and baseless revocation of Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah’s White House Eid event invitation earlier this month.
Elected officials are expected to announce a resolution, in addition to a sign-on letter, at the call to action.
Mayor Mohamed T. Khairullah and former Prospect Park Mayor William Kubofcik will be in attendance. Mayors Mike Pagan and Richard Rigoglioso of Teaneck and Garfield, respectively, will also attend, among others.
WHEN: Friday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Darul Islah Mosque, 320 Fabry Terrace, Teaneck, NJ 07666
CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Communications Manager Dina Sayedahmed, 551-221-5592, email@example.com
Moments before Mayor Khairullah was set to arrive at the White House Eid celebration, he received a call from the White House Social Secretary informing him that because he had not been cleared for entry, his invitation to the White House was effectively revoked.
It later became clear that Mayor Khairullah is on an illegal U.S. watchlist. The list was leaked to CAIR in January 2023 and includes 1.5 million others. They are almost entirely Arabic or Muslim names.
Mayor Khairullah was previously stopped and interrogated at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York for three hours and questioned about whether he knew any terrorists. He was also forced to hand over his phone in the same incident.
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Communications Manager Dina Sayedahmed, firstname.lastname@example.org, 551-221-5592