To the editor and the residents of Raritan Township,

As your elected officials, we want to assure you that we do not support, agree with, or in any way condone the statements made by Committeeman Lou Reiner regarding Muslims and the Islamic faith.

We found his remarks to be reprehensible, offensive and deeply disturbing.

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Mr. Reiner’s assumption that his fellow Republican committee members agree with him is extremely misguided and completely unfounded. We had no knowledge of his plans to post his thoughts on Facebook and we were not consulted by Mr. Reiner prior to any statements he made to reporters. Appropriate action will be taken by the Committee.

When we took our oaths of office, we promised to “faithfully, impartially and justly” serve the Township, and we will continue to do so.

Respectfully Yours,

Jeff Kuhl, Mayor of Raritan Township

Karen Gilbert, Raritan Township Committee

Gary Hazard, Raritan Township Committee

Mike Mangin, Raritan Township Committee


Editor's note: Reiner has apologized for his Facebook post, as reported here.