Claim: The newly elected mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey is a Muslim and canceled “government involvement” in Christmas.
Fact: The newly elected mayor, Ravinder Bhalla, is a Sikh and will not be sworn in until January 1, 2018. He cannot institute any changes until then. The city of Hoboken will still be observing Christmas as they have in past years.
Q: Is the newly elected mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey, a Muslim and did he cancel “government involvement” in Christmas?
A: No. Ravinder Bhalla is a Sikh, not a Muslim, and he hasn’t instituted such a ban. He won’t even take office until Jan. 1, 2018.