(NEW YORK, NY, 05/27/19) -- The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the anti-Semitic vandalism discovered on Saturday at Prospect Park.
On Saturday afternoon, a pedestrian in the park discovered a Nazi swastika and the words “No Jews” spray painted beneath a bridge overpass in the center of the park. The incident is being investigated by the NYPD as a potential hate crime.
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“Sadly, anti-Semitism continues to be a growing threat to our Jewish neighbors and to our nation.” said CAIR-NY Litigation Director Ahmed Mohamed. “New Yorkers of all faiths must unite to denounce and tackle the hateful ideology that produces these vile acts. Hate has no place in our city, and we hope the individual responsible is brought to justice.”
Earlier this month, CAIR-NY condemned a hate attack on a Jewish, Hasidic man in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
CAIR-NY and the American Muslim community have in the past expressed solidarity with Jewish, Christian, Native American, African-American, and Sikh communities in New Mexico, Florida, South Carolina, Maryland, Alabama, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Ohio, Texas, and other states following acts of hate, threats, violence, vandalism, arson, or bombings.
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; CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher, email@example.com; 917-669-4006