NEWARK, NJ — A coalition of Muslim community groups in North Jersey will lead a rally to protest police brutality on Saturday, June 13 in Newark, organizers say.

The demonstration will bring together religious, political and leaders of the Muslim community to condemn police brutality and express solidarity with the African-American community. It’s being led by the New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) the New Jersey branch of ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICNA-CSJ), the Council of Imams in New Jersey (CIINJ) and the Muslim American Society New Jersey (MAS).
The rally will take place in front of Newark City Hall, 920 Broad Street, from 2 to 4 p.m. (Learn more here)
“The Muslim community of New Jersey unites in its condemnation of the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmed Arbery, Steven Taylor, and the senseless killings of countless other unarmed and innocent African-Americans,” CAIR-NJ Executive Director Selaedin Maksut said.
“Our Muslim community leaders and organizations want the wider community to know that we hear the voices crying for help, and we hasten in response to their cries with solidarity, compassion, and love,” Maksut continued. “Our collective condemnation of the rise in police brutality – and white supremacy – is firm, united and unequivocal. We stand with the oppressed people of this nation in their fight for justice as we uphold the venerable principles of Islam as outlined in the Holy Qur’an; ‘O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for justice, witnesses for God, even if it be against yourselves, your parents or kin.”
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