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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Muslim Mayor Wins Kudos for Sanctuary City Exec Order

Watch for the political stock of Mohamed Khairullah, the Syrian-born Mayor of Prospect Park, to rise in Democratic circles after he signed an executive order on Friday that declared the Passaic County borough of 5,865 a sanctuary for immigrants.

Hailing from Aleppo, which has become synonymous with the worst violence of the long Syrian civil war and has thus created tens of thousands of refugees, Khairullah immigrated to the United States in 1991, was elected Councilman in 2001, and has been the Mayor since 2006.

According to the order, “No department, committee, agency, commission, officer or employee of the Borough of Prospect Park shall use any Borough funds or resources to assist in the enforcement of Federal Immigration Law.”

Khairullah directly refers to his own past in explaining why he signed the order: “It is important to me as a person who came to the U.S as an immigrant, that we uphold our laws and values,” he said Saturday, according to “The U.S is the land of opportunity and dreams for many people all over the world.”

The heightened profile for Khairullah, a former teacher in the Paterson public schools who worked at Office Depot, represents growing political power for Muslims in New Jersey politics.



Anonymous said...

How can a Muslim put his hand on our Bible ?.

Anonymous said...

I am hearing that on Feb 18 at the plaza at 8 pm there is a anti trump immigration protest any word on this sbynews ?

Anonymous said...

It's an order without teeth.

Anonymous said...

They don't, they get sworn in with the quran.... which itself is contrary to the beliefs and laws of the constitution.

lmclain said...

Was his quote accurate??
"....that we uphold our laws and values." ????

Is THAT what he is doing?