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Brooklyn community leaders gather to denounce hate crime against Jewish men outside yeshiva

Community leaders are calling on the community to be on high alert and to promote love and peace.

Faith Graham and News 12 Staff

May 31, 2024, 4:47 PM

Updated 23 days ago

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Community leaders gathered this morning in Flatlands to denounce the hate crime carried out against a group of Jewish men outside a yeshiva on Wednesday.
Dozens of elected officials and faith leaders stood in solidarity outside Assemblywoman Jaime William's office Friday morning.
"No one should ever have to feel that fear," said Mark Treyger, CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York.
Their anger comes after police say a man attempted to mow down a group of Jewish students and Rabbis outside their yeshiva school on Glenwood Road Wednesday morning.
Ashgar Ali, 58, from Midwood has since been arrested on a dozen charges including attempted murder.
The leaders are calling on the community to be on high alert and to promote love and peace. They believe an attack on one faith is an attack on all.
"Any place of worship can be under attack," said Assemblywoman Williams.
Williams is also calling on Mayor Eric Adams to ramp up law enforcement around yeshivas and temples.


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