The Council on American-Islamic Relations Monday thanked New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for his strong and rigorous defence of newly-confirmed Superior Court Judge Sohail Mohammed, a Muslim about whom conservatives raised doubts that he would implement Sharia law.

Prior to the recent swearing-in ceremony, Governor Christie, a Republican, publicly characterized his judicial nominee as an "extraordinary American," an "outstanding attorney," and an "outstanding human being," emphasizing the "integral role" Mohammed, who is of Indian origin, played in the post-September 11th period in building bridges between American Muslim community leaders and law enforcement authorities.

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