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CAIR-NJ Joins 42 New Jersey Muslim Organizations Condemning Injustice Against Palestinians, Calls on Elected Officials to Act

(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 6/11/2021) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) today joined a coalition of 42 New Jersey Muslim Organizations in condemning Israel’s injustices against the Palestinian people. The organizations called for elected officials to act and speak up against Israel’s war crimes.  

The statement reads:

“We, the Muslim centers of Central New Jersey, express our deep outrage at, and condemnation of, Israel’s actions and support for settler violence against the Palestinians of East Jerusalem.  Further, Israel’s continuous limiting of access, harassment, and attacks on worshippers at the Aqsa compound is unacceptable.  The Aqsa mosque compound is a sacred space for all Muslims and its sanctity must be respected and preserved.  Muslims are obligated pursuant to their faith to pray at Aqsa.
   We call on all to answer the plight of the Palestinian people for survival in their ancestral homeland.  Israel must be held accountable for their crimes and ongoing aggression and violations of international law and human decency.  Our elected officials must respond, speak out and take action against the Israeli government and not be complicit in their support of the ongoing atrocities.” 

Organizations: 

Al Bayan 

Al Falah Center 

Al-Nasr Mosque 

American Muslims for Democracy 

Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University 

Council on American-Islamic Relations – New Jersey 

Da’awatu Islamia of Somerset 

Darul Islah 

Gracious Center of Learning & Enrichment Activities 

Islamic Center Morris County 

Islamic Center of East Brunswick 

Islamic Center of Ewing 

Islamic Center of Jersey City 

Islamic Center of Ocean County 

Islamic Center of Old Bridge 

Islamic Center of Passaic County 

Islamic Center of South Jersey 

Islamic Center of Union County 

Islamic Circle of Mercer County 

Islamic Society of Central Jersey 

Islamic Society of North Jersey 

MAROC 

Masjid Al Wali 

Masjid As-Saffat 

Masjid As’Habul Yameen 

Masjid Bilal 

Masjid Shuhada 

Muslim American Community Association 

Muslim Center of Greater Princeton 

Muslim Center of Middlesex County 

Muslim Center of Somerset County 

Muslim Community Center of Union County 

Muslim Community of New Jersey 

Muslim Federation of South Jersey 

Muslim League of Voter of New Jersey 

Muslims for Peace 

New Brunswick Islamic Center 

New Jersey Muslim Voice for Progress 

Palestinian American Community Center 

Teaching While Muslim 

The Fusion Center  

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

“New Jersey’s Muslim community stands united in its condemnation of the Israeli military’s human rights violations against Palestinians.  

“Israeli soldiers have repeatedly stormed, and desecrated Al-Aqsa Mosque, the three holiest mosques in Islam, and attacked peaceful worshipers with impunity. It is time our elected officials hold Israel accountable for its crimes. 

“For American-Muslims the illegal occupation of Palestine is a red line. US funding of Israeli apartheid must come to an end.”  

Maksut also noted that New Jersey is home to well over 300,000 Muslims from countless ethnic and racial backgrounds and sects.  

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 

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