(NEW YORK, NY, 01/14/2020) -- The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a leading Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned anti-Semitic vandalism targeting a Jewish driver in Queens, N.Y.
The alleged bias incident was reported to the NYPD on Sunday, January 12 at 9:30 p.m. regarding a vehicle in Queens which was broken into and vandalized. The vandals allegedly drew a swastika, an offensive cartoon, and wrote foul language on the seats.
Both the NYPD and State Police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.
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In a statement, CAIR-NY Litigation Director Ahmed Mohamed said:
“Anti-Semitism and hatred of any form is despicable. It is disturbing that someone would break into a vehicle to spout such hateful messages. We continue to stand in solidarity with our Jewish neighbors in the face of growing bigotry.”
Individuals in New York are asked to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR-NY at (646) 665-7599, or by filing a report at: http://www.cair-ny.org/incident-report/
CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR-NY Litigation Director Ahmed Mohamed, firstname.lastname@example.org; 646-481-2103