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CAIR-NY Condemns Targeting of Bronx Synagogues and Jewish Center

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 04/26/2021) – 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 the targeting of Synagogues and a Jewish Center in the Bronx over the weekend.   

According to reports, the NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force is investigating six incidents in which a suspect threw rocks, damaging windows and doors, at four different Jewish institutions in the Riverdale neighborhood in the Bronx. 

It is unclear if the same suspect is responsible for all six incidents.

SEE: Police Investigate Smashed Windows at Bronx Synagogues and Jewish Center As Hate Crime

https://gothamist.com/news/police-investigate-smashed-windows-bronx-synagogues-and-jewish-center-hate-crime

In a statement, CAIR-NY Legal Director Ahmed Mohamed said: 

“CAIR-NY condemns the targeting of Jewish religious institutions and stands in solidarity with our Jewish neighbors. Vandalizing a place of worship is abhorrent. No one should be targeted because of their faith.”

CAIR-New York is a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, 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: Ahmed Mohamed, CAIR-NY Legal Director, 646-481-2103, ahmedmohamed@cair.com; Afaf Nasher, CAIR-NY Executive Director; anasher@cair.com; 917-669-4006  

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