CAIR-NJ Asks FBI to Probe Bomb Threat Targeting Palestinian Community Center, Calls on Officials to Denounce Anti-Palestinian Hate    

CAIR-NJ Asks FBI to Probe Bomb Threat Targeting Palestinian Community Center, Calls on Officials to Denounce Anti-Palestinian Hate    

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 6/1/2021) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today called on the FBI to investigate bomb threats targeting the Palestinian American Community Center (PACC) in Clifton, N.J. CAIR-NJ also called on Clifton police to provide extra security for the PACC in the coming days.

Earlier today, June 1, PACC reportedly received a series of more than 30 phone calls from two callers threatening violence. The callers verbally attacked PACC staff, threatened to bomb the community center and physically and sexually attack staff. Racist, Islamophobic, anti-Arab, anti-Palestinian, and misogynistic language was used against the staff.

The calls began at around 11 a.m. and continued until about 6 p.m.

At times, the caller used a private number, blocking his location and name. At other times, the caller ID indicated he was calling from Texas.

The caller was apparently agitated by recent tensions in Palestine and Israel and referenced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the conversation.

The caller said in part;

Caller: “Are you Palestinian?”

Respondent: “Why does that matter?”

Caller: “So I know to come blow you up.”

 

Caller: “Is this the terrorist community center?”

Caller: “I live next to you.”

Caller: “I’m going to come rape you and give you a taste of your own medicine”

Caller: “I’m going to go over there and beat the shit out of you.”

Caller: “You Palestinians blow up children and behead them.”

Caller: “You don’t even have a country.”

Caller: “They are not going to catch me, so I do not know why you’re worried about calling it in.”

 

Clifton police only responded to the scene after CAIR-NJ called for the matter to be taken seriously. Security was then provided. Clifton police will investigate the incident as a potential hate crime.

CAIR-NJ filed an official complaint with the FBI Tuesday evening.

 

Video: CAIR-NJ Asks FBI to Probe Bomb Threat Targeting Palestinian Community Center

https://youtu.be/JiLK62BwPac

Video 2: CAIR-NJ Asks FBI to Probe Bomb Threat Targeting Palestinian Community Center
https://youtu.be/AvQUgvNcdp0
SEE: At Palestinian community center in Clifton, a ‘shaken’ staff copes with violent threats   

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/clifton/2021/06/01/clifton-nj-palestinian-center-targeted-violent-threats/7496804002/  

 

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

“Our office has filed a complaint with the FBI and expects a formal investigation to follow immediately. We urge the FBI and state law enforcement authorities to take domestic terrorism threats seriously and to ensure the safety of PACC’s members.    

“Propaganda in support of Israeli apartheid and brutality that demonizes Palestinians provides fertile ground for anti-Palestinian and anti-Muslim hatred here in America. This propaganda, adopted by some New Jersey elected officials, gives a false sense of entitlement to those — like the racist caller — who make violent threats against Palestinian community members. This propaganda puts Palestinian and American Muslims at risk. It needs to be condemned and repudiated at every opportunity by elected officials and policymakers.   

“Calling out anti-Palestinian hatred and Islamophobia is not controversial. New Jersey elected officials must be loud and clear in their condemnation of this violence.”  

He noted that CAIR today called on all Americans to urge members of Congress to reject Israel’s new request for a $1 billion in additional, unconditional, “emergency” military aid from U.S. taxpayers following its war crimes in Gaza that murdered 256 Palestinians, including 67 children, and injuring 1,200 more, in violation the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act and Arms Export Control Act.

CAIR Action Alert: Urge Congress to Reject Israel’s Request for $1 Billion in Emergency Military Aid 

https://www.cair.com/press_releases/cair-action-alert-urge-congress-to-reject-israels-request-for-1-billion-in-emergency-military-aid/

Video: CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad Speaks to #March4Palestine in D.C.  

https://youtu.be/BW0Z-JgsBsU

 

In a statement, Abire Sabbagh, PACC Community Engagement Coordinator said:

“Most important for us right now is for people to recognize how layered this incident is. It’s heavily politically charged, and anti-Palestinian, as well as extremely misogynistic. This did not come out of nowhere – this comes from this country’s blind political, financial, and moral support to Israel. What happens abroad affects what happens to our communities here, and right now we’re most concerned about the beautiful and diverse community we serve – especially the most vulnerable within, our women and children. The very least our local and national government can do is acknowledge the physical, emotional, and psychological toll and trauma on our people here and in Palestine.” 

 

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

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CAIR-NJ Welcomes School Ethics Commission Penalty on Piscataway BOE Member Over Islamophobic Flyer  

CAIR-NJ Welcomes School Ethics Commission Penalty on Piscataway BOE Member Over Islamophobic Flyer  

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 5/26/2021) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed the New Jersey School Ethics Commission’s decision to censure Piscataway BOE member Nitang Patel.  

In June 2019, a flyer was distributed to predominantly Indian-American households of Hindu faith. The flyer was signed by three prominent Indian-American residents — none of them Muslim — promoting candidates who were running in the primary for County Committee.   

The language used against their opponents from the Central Jersey Progressive Democrats named Dr. Atif Nazir, an outspoken and admired Muslim former school board member, and called the opposing slate “a radical group under the leadership of Atif Nazir that wants to take over our township government. We cannot let that happen.”   

CAIR-NJ and Bromberg Law LLC filed a Complaint under the School Ethics Act against Patel alleging violations of three provisions of the Code of Ethics for school board members.   

The New Jersey School Ethics Commission issued its final decision on May 25, 2021. The Commission recommends a penalty of censure for Patel having violated multiple provisions of the Code (see page 17).    

SEE DECISION: https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/FinalDecision.pdf 

SEE: Anti-Muslim memes have no place in our politics | Editorial   

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/05/anti-muslim-memes-have-no-place-in-our-politics-editorial.html 

SEE: Over 300 Elected Officials, Organizational Leaders and NJ Residents Condemn Sen. Bob Smith’s and Piscataway Democrats’ Anti-Muslim Flyer and Call for a Public Apology   

https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/300-elected-officials-organizational-leaders-nj-residents-condemn-sen-bob-smiths-piscataway-democrats-anti-muslim-flyer-call-public-apology/   

   

In a statement, CAIR-NJ Civil Rights Attorney Nina Rossi said:   

“The administrative law judge who issued the initial decision ignored relevant evidence that was presented at the hearing. He found only one violation of the Code of Ethics. The School Ethics Commission, after an independent review of the evidence, found three Code violations: that Patel’s actions had the potential to compromise the Board, that Patel surrendered his independent judgment to a partisan political group and that Patel endorsed a flyer that contained inaccurate information about Atif Nazir.     

“The Ethics Commission also increased the penalty from the Reprimand imposed by the ALJ to a Censure. Its reasoning was that Patel committed multiple violations of the School Ethics Act and there is a need to publicly admonish school officials who fail to act in accordance with the act.”  

  

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

“We welcome the School Ethics Commission’s decision to censure Mr. Patel. Inflammatory rhetoric stoking anti-Muslim sentiment for political gain should never serve as the base of a political campaign. Vilifying Muslims in the political area is unfortunately an all-to-common tactic that should never be tolerated.”     

 

CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.   

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CAIR-NJ Welcomes Charges Against Two Paterson Police Officers for Assaulting Victim and Filing False Police Report  

CAIR-NJ Welcomes Charges Against Two Paterson Police Officers for Assaulting Victim and Filing False Police Report 

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 4/27/2021) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed the U.S. Attorney’s charges against two Paterson Police Officers for assaulting Osamah Alsaidi and filing a falsified police report on the incident in December of 2020.

Two Paterson Police Officers are facing civil rights and obstruction of justice charges for allegedly assaulting a victim in Paterson and then lying about it, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

Paterson Police Officers Kevin Patino, 29, of Paterson New Jersey, and Kendry Tineo-Restituyo, 28, also of Paterson, New Jersey are both charged by complaint with depriving a victim of his Constitutional right to be free from the use of unreasonable force by law enforcement officers and with filing a false police report.

The defendants are scheduled to appear by videoconference this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge André M. Espinosa.

 

SEE: Two Paterson Police Officers Charged with Assaulting Victim and Filing False Police Report 

https://www.justice.gov/usao-nj/pr/two-paterson-police-officers-charged-assaulting-victim-and-filing-false-police-report

SEE COMPLAINT: https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/criminalcomplaint.pdf

SEE:  Video: CAIR-New Jersey Calls for Firing of Two Officers for Assaulting an Arab-American Youth  

https://nj.cair.com/video-cair-new-jersey-calls-for-firing-of-two-officers-for-assaulting-an-arab-american-youth/

SEE: Head Injuries 

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https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/HeadInjuries2.jpg

 

In a statement, CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksutsaid:

“We welcome the U.S. Attorney’s prosecution of these civil rights violations and hope they will work to ensure justice is served for Osamah Alsaidi.   

“This is a step toward justice, but we will not be satisfied until both officers are tried and convicted for their alleged crimes. No one is above the law. We will continue to hold police officers accountable for their abuse of power.” 

 

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut, 908-267-3119, smaksut@cair.com

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

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.

 

SEE PUBLIC APOLOGY LETTER:  

https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Apology.pdf

SEE ALSO: Mohin Patel made anti-Muslim, anti-media Facebook posts 

https://newjerseyglobe.com/local/mohin-patel-made-anti-muslim-anti-media-facebook-posts/

 

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut, 908-267-3119, smaksut@cair.com

CAIR-NJ Welcomes Ruling Against Toms River BOE Member for Anti-Muslim Facebook Postings  

CAIR-NJ Welcomes Ruling Against Toms River BOE Member for Anti-Muslim Facebook Postings 

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 3/23/2021) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today welcomed the judge’s ruling on the case of former Toms River Board of Education member Dan Leonard.

In August of 2019, complaints were filed with the School Ethics Commission of New Jersey against Dan Leonard alleging social media posts he made violated the School Ethics Code.

On March 18, 2021, a judge issued a decision and found two violations of the school ethics code. The judge further concluded that censure be the appropriate penalty imposed on Leonard for his anti-Muslim social media postings.

The judge’s decision is a recommendation for the School Ethics Commission.

 

SEE LEONARD’S FACEBOOK POSTS:  

https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DanLeonardPosts.jpg

SEE JUDGE’S RULING: 

https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/StateofNJ.pdf

BACKGROUNDER: CAIR-NJ Calls for Resignation of Board of Education Member Who Shared Anti-Muslim, Racist Posts

https://nj.cair.com/5021-2/

 

In a statement, CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksutsaid:

“We applaud the judge’s initial decision and recommended penalty against Dan Leonard. Our hope is the School Ethics Commission will adopt the decision and the penalty in its entirety.”  

“Anti-Muslim rhetoric should never be tolerated by anyone, let alone those in leadership of our education system. To end violence and discrimination against minorities requires our local leadership uphold inclusive and respectful language and behavior.”  

 

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 Selaedin Maksut, 908-267-3119, smaksut@cair.com

CAIR-NJ Joins Coalition in Solidarity with Rutgers Professor Attacked by Far Right-Wing Indian Nationalists 

CAIR-NJ Joins Coalition in Solidarity with Rutgers Professor Attacked by Far Right-Wing Indian Nationalists

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 03/19/2021) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today co-signed a joint letter, titled “Malicious campaign of intimidation against Dr. Audrey Truschke, associate professor,” expressing solidarity with Rutgers professor Audrey Truschke.

Earlier this month, Truschke, who has previously been attacked by members of the Hindu right several times in the last few years for her research on medieval India, said she had been facing an “avalanche of hate speech, anti-Muslim sentiments, misogyny, violent threats, things endangering my family (yes, I have to leave that vague for safety reasons), and aggression towards my students.”

 

SEE SAMPLE OF HATE MAIL: https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/prof.png

SEE LETTER: https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/ProfTruschke.pdf

SEE ALSO: Rutgers Faculty Extends ‘Unreserved Support’ to Professor Audrey Truschke 

https://thewire.in/rights/audrey-truschke-rutgers-university-faculty

 

Excerpts from Open Letter to Rutgers Executives: 

“The real reason behind the campaign of intimidation against Dr. Truschke is her courageous and unwavering opposition to Hindutva, the supremacist ideology espoused by the RSS and its affiliates. It is this hateful ideology that is the driving force behind the rapidly escalating bigotry and horrific violence in India.”  

“The campaign attacking her scholarly integrity is intended to silence her, curtail her academic freedom as well as her advocacy for peace and pluralism.”  

“Hindutva’s propagandists loathe that Dr. Truschke deploys her scholarship to devastating effect in debunking its supremacist myths they are desperate to perpetuate. These include the spurious claim that India is foremost a country of Hindus and that Muslims and Christians are outsiders, claims that India’s Hindu nationalists use to justify violence against these minorities.”  

“Over time, Dr. Truschke’s powerful voice has helped to bring increased global attention to — and scrutiny of — India’s persecution of its religious minorities, who are 260 million of its 1.3 billion citizens.”

 

Signed by:   

Hindus for Human Rights
Students Against Hindutva Ideology
Ambedkar International Center
Ambedkar King Study Circle
Dalit Solidarity Forum
Boston South Asian Coalition
Council on American Islamic Relations CAIR – New Jersey
Islamic Society of Central Jersey
Indian American Muslim Council
India Civil Watch International
Coalition to Stop Genocide
ICNA Council for Social Justice
Justice for All
Center for Pluralism
South Asian Left Activist Movement
API Chaya
Stand With Kashmir
The Humanism Project, Australia
Dr. Chloe Breyer, The Interfaith Center of New York
Dr. Aslam Abdullah, Interim President, World Council of Muslims for Interfaith Relations (WCMIR)
Dr. Rehan Khan, President, International Society for Peace and Justice 

 

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

“Our office offers its full support to Dr. Truschke and her academic scholarship that exposes the evils of far right-wing Indian nationalism.  

“Today’s violence against religious minorities in India is painfully underreported. More needs to be done to shine light on the truth, and Dr. Truschke is leading in this principled effort.  

“The death threats, some of which are laced with anti-Muslim sentiment, received by professor Truschke are disturbing. We ask for Rutgers University to ensure the safety of all its staff and students.”

 

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 Selaedin Maksut, 908-267-3119, smaksut@cair.com 

CAIR-NJ, AMP-NJ Welcome Jewish Link Apology for Anti-Palestinian ‘Joke,’ Call for Additional Remedial Steps   

CAIR-NJ, AMP-NJ Welcome Jewish Link Apology for Anti-Palestinian ‘Joke,’ Call for Additional Remedial Steps   

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 3/19/2021) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) and American Muslims for Palestine of New Jersey (AMP-NJ) today welcomed the Jewish Link’s apology for its “Purim satire” edition piece entitled “100,000 Palestinians shot by Israeli soldiers.” CAIR-NJ and AMP-NJ called on the Jewish Link to take additional measures to remedy any remaining bias against Palestinians within its network.

 

Jewish Link Apology:  

“We apologize for our news brief in our February 25, 2021 Purim Satire section, entitled “100,000 Palestinians shot by Israeli soldiers.” It was offensive, in poor taste, and we regret it.”

SEE APOLOGY: https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/JewishLinkApology.jpeg

SEE ALSO: NJ paper raises ire with satire about shooting 100,000 Palestinians (with vaccine) 

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2021/03/16/nj-jewish-paper-jewish-links-raises-ire-palestinians-satire/4706691001/

 

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

“Acknowledgment is always the first step toward reconciliation. We welcome the Jewish Link’s apology and hope this teachable moment be used to address internal bias and educate against the use of dehumanizing language.”

 

In a statement, AMP-NJ Vice Chairman Wassim Kanaan said:

“The normalization of violence against the Palestinian people is a pressing matter in mainstream American culture. As we have seen far too often, hateful and dehumanizing rhetoric is very often followed with direct acts of discrimination.  

“This step is the first step; however, in order to rectify this issue, there must be robust and honest conversations within the communities that Jewish Link serves about the reality of Palestinian day-to-day experiences and the colonization of Palestine as a whole. AMP-NJ is committed to contributing to the conversation.”

 

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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CAIR-NJ Congratulates Aymen Aboushi on Appointment as Paterson Law Director  

CAIR-NJ Congratulates Aymen Aboushi on Appointment as Paterson Law Director  

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 3/15/2021) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today congratulated Aymen Aboushi, Esq. on his appointment as Paterson’s first Muslim Law Director.

Mayor Andre Sayegh announced that Aymen Aboushi would begin serving as Paterson’s Corporation Counsel for the Law Department on March 15.

Aboushi has worked in defense of Paterson residents in Civil Rights litigation relative to alleged misconduct by police officers.

Aboushi will become the first Muslim and Arab American Department Head in Paterson’s history.

 

SEE:  Seasoned Attorney Aymen Aboushi to serve as Paterson Law Director, Sayegh Announces  

https://www.tapinto.net/sections/government/articles/seasoned-attorney-aymen-aboushi-to-serve-as-paterson-law-director-sayegh-announces

SEE: Sayegh picks Aymen Aboushi to serve as Paterson’s chief attorney  

https://patersontimes.com/2021/03/12/sayegh-picks-aymen-aboushi-to-serve-as-patersons-chief-attorney/

 

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

“We applaud Mayor Sayegh’s appointment of Aymen Aboushi as Paterson’s first Muslim Law Director and welcome the increased representation of Muslims in the city’s highest offices.

“Aboushi is a respected civil rights attorney who has fought hard against police brutality. We hope Aboushi’s extensive expertise brings much needed progressive change to Paterson, a city with a troubling history of police misconduct.

“With its ever so diverse administration, we pray all Paterson officials, including Aboushi, will work hard to undo the systemic oppression and corruption in the city, and fervently uphold justice for the sake of its residents.”

 

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 Selaedin Maksut, 908-267-3119, smaksut@cair.com

 

CAIR-NJ Condemns Jewish Link’s ‘Joke’ About Shooting 100,000 Palestinians, Calls on Editor to Apologize 

CAIR-NJ Condemns Jewish Link’s ‘Joke’ About Shooting 100,000 Palestinians, Calls on Editor to Apologize

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 3/15/2021) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today condemned Jewish Link for its “Purim satire” article about Israeli soldiers shooting 100,000 Palestinians. CAIR-NJ also called for a public apology from the editor.

The Jewish Link of Teaneck, N.J., published a “Purim satire” with the headline, “100,000 Palestinians shot by Israeli soldiers” that said Palestinians were volunteering to be shot by an Israeli “Sharpshooters” unit that is dispensing the COVID-19 vaccine.

Health Ministry was “skeptical that Palestinians would volunteer to be shot by the Israeli military,” the Link “joked.” But 100,000 had been injected, and an Israeli officer said: “After all the Arabs are shot once, we look forward to shooting them a second time…”

The Jewish Link boasts a wide circulation to religious communities in the New York metropolitan area.

 

SEE: NJ Jewish paper jokes ‘100,000 Palestinians shot by Israeli soldiers’  

https://mondoweiss.net/2021/03/nj-jewish-paper-jokes-100000-palestinians-shot-by-israeli-soldiers/

SEE: Purim Satire ‘News’ Was in Bad Taste 

https://jewishlink.news/letters/42601-purim-satire-news-was-in-bad-taste

 

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

Suggesting the systematic murder of 100,000 people of an oppressed minority will never make for good comedy. Israeli soldiers shooting Palestinians is not a joke. It is reality. A reality I am afraid the Jewish Link is all too comfortable with. 

“Jokes about killing would never be entertained let alone published in an article had they been aimed at any other minority demographic.” 

 

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut, 908-267-3119, smaksut@cair.com

CAIR-NJ Action Alert: Call on AG to Prosecute Officers in Paterson Police Brutality Incident

CAIR-NJ Action Alert: Call on AG to Prosecute Officers in Paterson Police Brutality Incident

(2/25/21) — CAIR-New Jersey is calling on all state residents to urge New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to prosecute the Paterson Police officers who attacked Osamah Alsaidi.

While CAIR-New Jersey welcomed Attorney General Grewal’s investigation into the Paterson Police Officers’ attack, enough time has passed to charge the offending police officers.

TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION: CLICK HERE 

https://action.cair.com/a/urge-nj-ag-to-prosecute-paterson-police-brutality

CAIR-New Jersey continues to call for a full and transparent investigation into the related attacks against Rosdward Hernadez and Dysia Leak, two additional incidents of police abuse that took place weeks prior to Alsaidi’s attack, with the same officers from Alsaid’s case.

SEE: Video: CAIR-NJ Welcomes AG’s Probe of Officers Who Beat Muslim Teen  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J-NE8tIFKY&feature=emb_logo 

CAIR-NJ: Victims of Paterson Police Brutality Incidents, Attorneys, Community Leaders to Speak at Virtual News Conference 

https://fb.watch/3TDr1X9bXy/

CAIR-New Jersey Calls for Firing of Two Officers for Assaulting an Arab-American Youth   

https://nj.cair.com/video-cair-new-jersey-calls-for-firing-of-two-officers-for-assaulting-an-arab-american-youth/

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 Selaedin Maksut, 862-264-9414, smaksut@cair.com

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