Candidate for New Jersey Governor Prevails Despite Islamophobia

July 26, 2001

Source: The New Jersey Star-Ledger

On July 26, 2001, The New Jersey Star-Ledger published an editorial on Democrat Jim McGreevey's response when Republican Bret Schundler appeared before the American Muslim Alliance. "McGreevey,...playing on stereotypes, whispered to a group of...Jewish leaders about Schundler's meeting with the Muslim group. The impression intended -- and the one left -- was that Schundler had appeared last spring before an anti-Israel group that endorses terrorism" and accepted money from them. "For McGreevey to resort to tactics that he thought would produce a Pavlovian response among Jewish voters is disturbing. Schundler was engaging in a dialogue with a civic group interested in New Jersey politics."