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CAIR-New Jersey Welcomes Hate Crime Investigation in South Brunswick Attack

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., 10/4/2019) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-New Jersey) today welcomed the investigation into an incident where a man verbally attacked an 11-year-old boy on Cambridge Elementary School playground on Tuesday, October 1st, in South Brunswick, New Jersey.

Racha Zeini, mother of the boy, posted about the incident on Facebook and writes that the man told her son to “move your a** out of this country, you are an (expletive) Indian come to our country to steal our jobs and money.”

See: South Brunswick Mom: Son Told To ‘Move Your A** Out’ Of Country

“Community members, and especially young children, in this state have a right to safety and security while on school premises, and it is the duty of faculty, administrators and law enforcement to ensure that right.” said CAIR New Jersey Executive Director, Jim Sues.  “Hateful, and bigoted speech such as was witnessed in this case should never be tolerated, and the laws that protect our citizens from these offenses should be strictly enforced.  We welcome the South Brunswick Police Department’s efforts to identify the perpetrator of this apparent hate crime.”

Sues also noted that CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.

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. 


CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Executive Director James Sues, 908-668-5900,


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