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Community Forum and Lunch at Masjid Abu Bakr
November 5 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
CAIR-NJ and the Islamic Congregation of New Jersey formally invite you to join us for a community lunch and forum. The event will take place between Dhuhr and Asr prayers this Saturday, November 5th at 300-306 Preakness Ave. Paterson, NJ.
For context, worshippers at the Islamic Congregation of North Jersey (Masjid Abu Bakr) in Paterson have experienced three bias incidents which have included being pelted with rocks while praying, having their caller to prayer struck, and enduring verbal harassment and threats in opposition to the mosque’s call to prayer, which is conducted on a loudspeaker in accordance with local law. After numerous bias incidents against the Masjid and members of their congregation, a necessity for security is apparent. Nevertheless, there is a bigger, root issue to address which is the misunderstanding of Islam and Muslims within the community.
We are ONE community that must stand together against ignorance and promote mutual understanding. Please join us for this discussion and lunch, and meet your neighbors and fellow brothers and sisters in Islam. Non-Muslims are welcome and encouraged to attend!