Civil rights group stands in solidarity with Jewish Community during Yom Kippur
(NEW YORK, NY, 10/9/19) — The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned anti-Semitic vandalism targeting a Westchester County Holocaust memorial the day before Yom Kippur.
It is unclear if authorities are investigating the vandalism at the Garden of Remembrance in White Plains as a bias-motivated incident.
In a statement, CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher said:
“It is heartbreaking that our Jewish brothers and sisters continue to be the targets of vile anti-Semitic incidents, especially near Judaism’s holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur. We hope the authorities will investigate this act of vandalism as a bias-motivated incident. We stand in solidarity with the Jewish community against the religious bigotry directed at their faith.”
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.
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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.