(NEW YORK, NY, 2/7/19) — 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 a Nazi hate attack on a Jewish institution in that state.
Yeshiva Deah Yoreh, located in White Sulphur Springs, N.Y., was set on fire and Nazi swastikas were spray-painted on the building.
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“We stand in solidarity with the New York Jewish community and call on New Yorkers of all backgrounds to speak out strongly against the growing bigotry we are witnessing in our state and nation,” said Afaf Nasher, executive director of CAIR-NY.
She noted that CAIR-NY recently condemned an apparent bias-motivated attack on a Muslim woman in Long Island City.
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CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims, immigrants and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president. CAIR has repeatedly expressed concern about Islamophobic, white supremacist and racist Trump administration rhetoric, policies and appointments.
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Bias incidents should be reported 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