Elected Officials Condemn Mezuzah Burnings As Hate Crime


mezuzahWilliamsburg, NY – Following the appalling hate crime that occurred at Independence Towers late Monday afternoon and on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Speaker Christine Quinn, Council Member Stephen Levin and other elected leaders are expressing their outrage at the offensive act and are calling on the NYPD to find the perpetrators.

“I am deeply offended by this hateful attack of religious desecration on the same day that we honor the memory of the millions killed in the holocaust,” said Speaker Christine C. Quinn. “I stand in unity with my Council colleagues and elected leaders in denouncing this cowardly act of hate. Together we urge anyone with information about this incident to contact the NYPD and send the message that we will not tolerate hate anywhere in our great city.”

“This brazen attack of religious desecration occurs on a day important not only to the Jewish community, but to everyone who has read a history book,” said Council Member Stephen Levin. “If we have learned anything it is that acts of hate cannot be tolerated. That is why elected leaders and members of the community are joining together to send a message that Williamsburg will not tolerate hate; Brooklyn will not tolerate hate; and New York City will not tolerate hate.”

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}