On Friday’s Chasing News, we sat down with U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, the top federal prosecutor for New Jersey, to discuss his office’s efforts to combat religious discrimination.
Fishman held a forum last week, the first of several planned by the Justice Department throughout the United States. It brought together Fishman’s office, which handles all federal criminal and civil prosecutions in New Jersey, along with representatives from Jewish, Muslim, Asian and Indian-American communities and the White House. They discussed fighting, bullying and harassment, specifically in schools. Also, Fishman announced the creation of a unit in his office dedicated to looking into potential civil rights violations.
U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman penned an op-ed on NJ.com under the guise protecting ‘religious liberty’, specifically protecting Islam from discrimintation. The article stems from workshops conducted through a directive from the Justice Department to focus on the possibility of discrimination toward the Islamic community. We’ve heard the terms ‘Islamophobia’ and the ‘hijacking of the religion of peace’ as the Obama administration and the forces of political correctness continue to ignore the in-your-face evidence of Islamist terrorism and dangers right here at home. Donald Trump has become the focal point with Fishman mentioning him during his conversation with Alex Zdan on Chasing News, stating that things are worse in recent months.
Gianna Isabella, a Top-10 contestant on American Idol, joined Bill on NJ101.5 this morning.
Gianna was joined by her mom, salsa star Brenda K. Starr and talked about her time on American Idol as well as being back in New Jersey.