(NEW YORK, NY, 8/26/19) — The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a chapter of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned vandalism targeting the Mesiva Tiferes Yerushalayim building on the lower East Side of Manhattan.
According to reports, offensive and explicit graffiti was painted while everyone was inside the Bais Medrash. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is reportedly investigating the incident.
[NOTE: CAIR-NY is also asking for the public’s help in identifying the assailant. If you have any information, please call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.]
HATE CRIME INVESTIGATION: Nasty Graffiti Painted In Broad Daylight At Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim
CAIR-NY Litigation Director Ahmed Mohamed stated:
“We stand with our Jewish brothers and sisters and strongly condemn this apparent act of hate vandalism. Such despicable actions have no place in our city. We hope this perpetrator is swiftly brought to justice.”
CAIR-NY 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, 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: 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.