(NEW YORK, NY, 12/5/18) — 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-Muslim vandalism scrawled on Randalls Bridge in Manhattan.
A passerby walking through Randalls Park stated he was surprised to see the words “Kill Muslim” written in black paint at the base of the bridge.
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“Vandalism calling for violence against a faith community is serious and must be addressed by public officials,” stated Afaf Nasher, executive director of CAIR-NY. “As hate crimes continue to rise, this deplorable message is an affront to the Muslim community and to our city. We thank the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force for initiating an investigation and expect the offender to be swiftly apprehended and prosecuted.”
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 misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CONTACT: CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-669-4006