CAIR-NJ Joins 42 New Jersey Muslim Organizations, Calling on Elected Officials to Act


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 are 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 its 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.”


Al Bayan

Al Falah Center

Al-Nasr Mosque

American Muslims for Democracy

Center for Islamic Life at Rutgers University

Council on American-Islamic Relations of 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


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


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.