(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.
SEE: Jersey City Councilman Michael Yun dies of coronavirus
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.