Statement by Speaker Corey Johnson Re: Anti-Muslim Flier

“”Punish a Muslim Day” is a hateful attempt to divide us – and it will not succeed. We stand united with our brothers and sisters in the Muslim community, and firm in the knowledge that an attack on one is an attack on all. As New Yorkers, we have a history of banding together in times of crisis and standing up for one another. At a time when islamophobia is rampant and fear within Muslim communities is widespread, we will not stay silent. Although no specific incidents stemming from this vile attempt at violence have been reported in New York, the NYPD is actively monitoring the situation. I thank them for their constant vigilance and for deploying additional resources to keep our thriving Muslim community safe.”

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