CAIR-NJ Welcomes Apology from Edison BOE VP for Anti-Muslim Postings   

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 4/1/2021) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed the apology from Edison School Board vice president Mohin Patel for his anti-Muslim Facebook postings.

On March 9, Patel shared on Facebook a picture of a bonfire with photographs of five individuals and the flag of Pakistan. A separate post featured a comic that showed a Muslim man asking a Buddhist monk “why do you pray to a rock” before showing the man praying to the Kaaba in Mecca.



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

“We welcome Mr. Patel’s apology letter for his anti-Muslim Facebook posts. Such postings should never be tolerated from local leaders. Edison is a rich and diverse community, and its leaders should work to create an inclusive environment welcoming of its Muslim residents.” 

Maksut also expressed concern over a racist 2017 mailer that urged residents to “Make Edison Great Again” and warned “the Chinese and Indians are taking over our town.” He echoed others in calling for the state prosecutors to identify the culprits behind what has become a 40-month-old cold case.


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.


CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut, 908-267-3119,