Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) responded immediately to a threat today against Aron Weider. Wieder, the only Chassidishe member of the Rockland County NY Legislature, received, via email, a doctored photo of himself being beheaded by an ISIS terrorist.
“We don’t know who did this but we’re going to find out,” said Hikind, who immediately phoned Wieder upon hearing the news. “The Jewish community worldwide is celebrating the miracle of Chanukah and some sick individual chose this time to send this message to Wieder and our community. We’re taking the message seriously and I am calling on both local and Federal authorities to do the same-to investigate thoroughly as well as provide security for Aron Wieder and his family. The people responsible for this must be arrested and dealt with.”