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CAIR-NY Condemns Islamophobic Verbal Assault on Man in Brooklyn

(New York, NY, 5/26/2022)—The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today condemned an Islamophobic verbal assault targeting a 44-year-old man in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood.  

According to police, the unprovoked hate incident took place on Sunday evening near the corner of Rogers and Clarkson avenues. The unidentified assailant hurled anti-Muslim insults at the victim, then quickly fled the scene. He remains at large.  

SEE: NYPD hunt for man who verbally assaulted man in Brooklyn with anti-Muslim statements  

CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher said in a statement:   

“New Yorkers of all faiths or no faith should not have to live in fear of being harassed because of their beliefs. CAIR-NY condemns this cowardly, Islamophobic attack.”

She added that CAIR-NY and the American Muslim community stand in solidarity with all those challenging white supremacy, anti-Jewish hate, anti-Black racism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and all other forms of bigotry. 

CAIR-NY has condemned several other disturbing hate incidents in recent weeks:    


CAIR-NY’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.   

La misión de CAIR-NY 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: Afaf Nasher, Esq., CAIR-NY Executive Director, CAIR-NY,; Ahmed Mohamed, CAIR-NY Legal Director,