A Jersey City family is grieving their son tonight after he was shot and killed in an apparent cell phone robbery early Friday morning as his family was observing Ramadan.
An anonymous caller who claimed to have discarded spoiled bacon in a park where Muslims had scheduled Ramadan prayers said he was putting it out for seagulls and raccoons to eat, not as an anti-Muslim statement.
Followers of Islam are forbidden to eat pork. Even before the bacon was located, someone left offensive messages on the organization’s website.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has reassured Muslim leaders he remains troubled by the way the New York Police Department conducted surveillance of Muslim communities in New Jersey, even though his administration has said it was legal, but again stopped short of criticizing the spying itself.
Christine Quinn responds to comments Chris Christie made on gun control, and several New Jersey Muslim leaders say they’ve been invited to a Ramadan dinner Tuesday night at the governor’s mansion in Princeton.
While NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said he wouldn’t comment about the allegations against his son, he did speak Friday about a video that has caused an uproar in the Muslim community.
Over a billion Muslims around the world began observing the holy month of Ramadan on Wednesday. 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg spoke with Muslims in South Paterson.