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CAIR-NY: Muslim Leaders, Elected Officials to Address Hate Incident at 2nd Brooklyn Mosque

islamic-society-bay-ridge(NEW YORK, N.Y., 7/21/14) –- On Tuesday, July 22, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), along with other Muslim and civil rights organizations, will hold a noon news conference at the Islamic Center of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn in reaction to an incident on Sunday morning in which individuals holding Israeli flags out of a car window screamed at and antagonized worshippers in front of the mosque as worshippers gathered for morning prayers. The perpetrators were seen on camera circling the mosque seven times as they taunted worshipers and screamed anti-Islamic slurs.

WHAT: News Conference at Brooklyn Mosque Targeted by Hate
WHEN: Tuesday, July 22, Noon
WHERE: Islamic Society of Bay Ridge, 6807 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
CONTACT: CAIR-NY Director of Operations Sadyia Khalique, 212-870-2002, 917-348-5220 (cell), skhalique@cair.com; Linda Sarsour,  917-306-3323, lindasarsour@gmail.com

“International events should never be used as a pretext to target Americans of any faith or background with hatred and intimidation,” said CAIR-NY Director of Operations Sadyia Khalique. (Read the full alert on CAIR-NY's website)

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