NEW 16 mayors working in the US state of New Jersey supported the Muslim Mayor Muhammed Hayrullah, who was not allowed to attend the Eid al-Fitr reception organized by US President Joe Biden at the White House on May 1.
New Jersey mayors released the “call to action letter” they signed at the joint program they organized at the Darül Islah Mosque in Teaneck.
In the letter addressed to US Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle and Biden’s Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs Carloz Elizondo, it was stated that they supported and stood by Prospect Mayor Muhammet Hayrullah, who was refused to attend the reception at the last moment for security reasons.
In the letter, it was emphasized that the FBI’s “watch list”, which includes the names of 1.5 million people, mostly Arabs or Muslims, is unconstitutional. statements shared.
In the letter, which emphasized that Hayrullah is the longest-serving Muslim Mayor in New Jersey for 17 years, the Biden administration calls for the removal of the “watch list” of 1.5 million people, including him, who are unfairly labeled, discriminated against and ill-treated. done.
“I challenge them, let them bring whatever they have about me”
Mayor Hayrullah, in his speech on the program, stated that the watch list created because of people’s identities is very wrong and said, “If you look at the math, they have filed 1.5 million people in 20 years. This means that they add 200 people to the list every day, including weekends and holidays.” said.
Saying “enough is enough” for the refusal to the White House on May 1, Hayrullah said, “I challenge them, they can’t bring anything about me, they can’t, because there is nothing significant. The FBI asked me to be an informant in their 2019 interrogation, I refused. I suspect that may be one of the reasons I’m on this list.” used his statements.
Hayrullah said, “There are people around me. he said.
At the end of the program, the decision of the Prospect City Council in support of Mayor Hayrullah was also read.
The US Secret Service did not allow Prospect Park Mayor Mohammed Hayrullah to attend the Eid al-Fitr reception held by US President Joe Biden on May 1 at the White House.
Hayrullah stated that he was informed about this situation when he was about to arrive at the White House, by calling him at the last moment and he was disappointed.
Congress Member Bill Pascrell and Senator Cory Booker from New Jersey also reacted by sending letters to the US Secret Service and the White House Social Affairs Secretary, questioning Hayrullah’s reason for not being included in the Eid al-Fitr event.