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CAIR-NY Condemns Anti-Semitic Vandalism Targeting Brooklyn Synagogue

(NEW YORK, NY, 11/2/18) — The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today condemned anti-Semitic vandalism discovered Thursday evening at Union Temple in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

The disturbing language, which included vulgar messages such as “Die Jew rats, we are here,” 

“Hitler” and “Jews better be ready,” prompted cancellation of an event planned with New York State senator candidates. The police are investigating the incident as a hate crime.

SEE: Vandal Scrawls ‘Die Jew Rats,’ In Brooklyn Synagogue, Police Say

“The continued prevalence of anti-Semitic incidents, and hate crimes in general, is an alarm to which every person of conscience must respond,” said CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher. “The hatred that spurred this repugnant act of vandalism threatens our Jewish neighbors, our communities, our democracy, and our very humanity. We express our solidarity with those impacted by bigotry and hope the perpetrators of this incident are apprehended and held accountable for their immoral and illegal acts.”

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.

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CONTACT: CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher; anasher@cair.com; 917-669-4006

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