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CAIR-NY Stands in Solidarity with Jewish Community After Hate Incident Targeting Synagogue

(NEW YORK, NY, 1/26/2020) — The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today expressed solidarity with the Jewish community after an act of hate targeting a synagogue in Greenport, N.Y. 

According to police, on January 19th Tara Rios threw a package of pork chops onto the front steps of the Congregation Anshe Emeth in Greenport.  Rios returned that evening to take photos of the scene.  Rios is charged with Harassment in the First Degree as a Hate Crime. 

SEE: Woman charged with a hate crime after throwing pork at synagogue

Hudson woman charged with throwing pork at synagogue

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

“Anti-Semitism and xenophobia in any form are reprehensible. We continue to stand in solidarity with the Jewish community. Acts of hatred and harassment at houses of worship are unacceptable. As we have stated many times, an attack on any house of worship is an attack on all houses of worship.â€Â 

CAIR and the American Muslim community have in the past expressed solidarity with Jewish, Christian, immigrant, Native American, African-American, Sikh, and other targeted minority communities nationwide following acts of hate, threats, violence, vandalism, arson or bombings.

SEE: CAIR, CAIR-NY Express Solidarity with Jewish Community After Hanukkah Stabbings

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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:

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.


CONTACT: CAIR-NY Litigation Director Ahmed Mohamed,; 646-481-2103


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