Candidate for New Jersey Governor Prevails Despite Islamophobia

July 20, 2001

Source: Council on Islamic-American Relations

On July 20, 2001, the Council on Islamic-American Relations reported that "CAIR is calling on Muslims in New Jersey and nationwide to express their support for a gubernatorial candidate's refusal to disassociate himself from that state's Muslim community, despite pressure to do so...New Jersey Republican candidate Bret Schundler has come under fire for speaking at a meeting of the American Muslim Alliance (AMA)." The Anti-Defamation League found Schundler's presence at the meeting "troubling," because of "unspecified statements challenging policies of the state of Israel made by group leaders."