New York, NY, November 10, 2016 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today denounced the vandalism of a prayer room for Muslim students at New York University’s (NYU) Tandon School of Engineering in Brooklyn.
On November 9, Muslim students woke up and found the word “Trump!” written across the front door of the room.
“Following an election season in which we have witnessed an unprecedented degree of bigotry and intolerance, acts like this – the defacement of a sacred prayer space – are meant to further divide and intimidate Muslims and other minorities,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL New York Regional Director. “We have been alarmed and concerned about the recent trend of hateful rhetoric and violence directed towards Muslims in New York City and reaffirm our commitment to combating hate of all forms.
“Islamophobic rhetoric and violence have no place in New York,” Mr. Bernstein said. “We want the American-Muslim community to know that they are not alone in the struggle against hate.”
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