In a joint statement, the Muslim and Jewish caucuses from the New Jersey Democratic State Committee are preaching unity in light of Tuesdayâ€™s horrific Jersey City killings.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
â€œTogether, we in the Muslim and Jewish Caucuses of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee are horrified by Tuesdayâ€™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,â€ their statement said.
â€ â€¦ 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.â€
Their remarks come in light of New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal revealing that Tuesdayâ€™s incident is being treated asÂ a bias crime and domestic terrorism.
Additionally, the FBI hasÂ set up a websiteÂ 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.