(PRINCETON, NJ, 11/07/07) – The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ), in partnership with the American Muslim Union and the Arab American Forum, last night facilitated a meeting with FBI agents at the Islamic Center of Passaic County in Patterson.
Representatives of these organizations met with officials from the FBI’s New Jersey Field Office and from the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness to discuss mutual concerns.
FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Kevin Cruise stated, “Islam is a religion of peace and the New Jersey Muslim community in general has been very helpful in facilitating the FBI’s investigation.”
“New Jersey was among the top 10 states that received the most civil rights complaints and hate crime reports last year,” said CAIR-NJ Community Relations Director Afsheen Shamsi. “The Muslim community wants to ensure that we can work together with law enforcement to not only prevent the next terrorist threat but also to prevent the next anti-Muslim hate crime.”
CONTACT: Afsheen Shamsi, Community Relations Director, CAIR-NJ at 908-938-5990 or firstname.lastname@example.org