(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.”
SEE: STATEMENT FROM CAMDEN COUNTY GOP CHAIRMAN RICH AMBROSINO
SEE:Camden County GOP Offers Apology, Deletes Muslim-Bashing Facebook Posts
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.