NJ Dem state committee Muslim, Jewish caucuses preach unity after Jersey City killings

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In a joint statement, the Muslim and Jewish caucuses from the New Jersey Democratic State Committee are preaching unity in light of Tuesday’s horrific Jersey City killings.

Police officers guarding the Temple Beth-El in Jersey City this morning.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Together, we in the Muslim and Jewish Caucuses of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee are horrified by Tuesday’s shooting in Jersey City that murdered six people at a kosher market. We stand together against hatred, and our prayers go out to the victims, including the fallen officer, and their families,” their statement said.

” … With great prejudice, Muslims have been targeted with harmful policies, including Muslim refugees. Leaders have spoken outrageous Antisemitic tropes and made outrageous Islamophobic statements, while refusing to condemn white nationalists.”

Their remarks come in light of New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal revealing that Tuesday’s incident is being treated as a bias crime and domestic terrorism.

Additionally, the FBI has set up a website for members of the public to upload pictures, videos, and any other information related to the slayings.

The NJDSC Muslim caucus is co-chaired by Jessica Berrocal & Sikandar Khan, and the Jewish caucus is co-chaired by Steven Goldstein and Ben Kelson.