CAIR-NY Expresses Solidarity with Jewish Community After Vandalism of Manhattan Sukkah

For Immediate Release

(NEW YORK, NY, 10/1/18) -- The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today condemned the anti-Semitic defacement of a Sukkah in Carl Schurz Park on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

The police have not arrested any suspects for vandalizing the Sukkah. Many Jewish families eat meals or sleep in the traditional hut during the Sukkot holiday. The matter is being investigated by the NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force.

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“There is no place for this anti-Semitism in our city,” said CAIR-NY Legal Director Albert Cahn. “It is heartbreaking to see a place of religious observance vandalized; to see a symbol of celebration transformed into an instrument of hate. All New Yorkers must unite in our denunciation of this vile harassment.”

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.

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