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NJ Interfaith Leaders to Show Solidarity with Vandalized Mosque

cairnj(SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ, 7/8/13) — On Tuesday, July 9, the New Jersey chapter for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) will hold a news conference with interfaith leaders to express solidarity with the Islamic Center of Morris County (ICMC), which was recently spray-painted with a Nazi swastika.

CAIR-NJ said the religious leaders will also thank local law enforcement authorities for their response to the incident. The Muslim civil rights group had called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate the June 21 vandalism of the mosque as a possible hate crime.

CAIR-NJ: Swastika Sprayed on Islamic Center

WHAT: Interfaith leaders to Show Solidarity with Vandalized Mosque
WHEN: Tuesday, July 9, 11 a.m.
WHERE: ICMC Building at 1 Mannino Drive, Rockaway, NJ
CONTACT: CAIR-NJ Civil Rights Director Khurrum Ali, (908) 668 5900, or kali@cair.com  

“We believe a hate attack against any house of worship is an attack on all religious institutions and must not be tolerated,” said CAIR-NJ Civil Rights Director Khurrum Ali.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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