(NEW YORK, NY, 12/30/2020) – 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 graffiti vandalism targeting four Brooklyn synagogues.
According to the NYPD, a male suspect vandalized four Brooklyn synagogues with graffiti hate speech on or about December 26. Phrases scribbled on the building included “pedophiles,” “thieves pedophiles,” and “anti-acculturation.”
Targeted synagogues have been identified as: Young Israel of Midwood (1694 Ocean Avenue), Kahal Darkei Noam, Tefila LeMoshe D`Boston (2822 Avenue J), Khal Toras Chaim D’Flatbush (2201 Avenue L) and Knesses Bais Avigdor (1720 Avenue J).
The NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating.
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CAIR-NY Legal Director Ahmed Mohamed stated:
“We condemn these displays of hate. This hatred has no place in New York City and especially not at a place of worship. New Yorkers of all backgrounds must stand together in the face of growing hatred and division. We commend authorities for investigating these acts as a hate crime.”
CAIR and the American Muslim community have in the past expressed solidarity with Jewish, Christian, Native American, African-American and Sikh communities nationwide following acts of hate, threats, violence, vandalism, arson or bombings.
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.