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CAIR-NY Condemns Hateful Incidents Targeting Muslim, Jewish, African-American Communities on Staten Island

(NEW YORK, NY, 6/25/18) — The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today condemned a series of hateful incidents targeting Muslim, Jewish, and African American communities on Staten Island. 

The police have not arrested any suspects tied to a series of incidents in Staten Island, including racist graffiti on a car in Annadale, anti-Semitic vandalism in Charleston, Rossville and Tompkinsville, and Islamaphobic etchings in Great Kills. In response to reports of the hateful vandalism, local industries and authorities have acted immediately to remove the vandalism.

SEE: Disturbing vandalism to racist graffiti: A look at hateful incidents on Staten Island

“There is no place for this racism, Islamophobia, or anti-Semitism in any part of our city,”  said CAIR-NY Legal Director Albert Cahn “It is heartbreaking to see this bigotry targeting so many segments of our diverse community. Now is the time for all New Yorkers to come together in denunciation of the ideologies that can lead to bias-motivated crimes.”

CAIR 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, Kansas, 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:

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 Legal Director Albert Fox Cahn, Esq.  (571) 766-6273,

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