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UPDATE (4:21 p.m.): The Times has more on both incidents. On the Midwood incident:

On Friday evening, outside a prayer gathering preceding the nightly meal, men in a white Lexus flung eggs at three elderly worshipers entering a mosque on Coney Island Avenue. “This is for your Allah!” the vandals shouted.

And on the Bay Ridge incident:

Two days later, just as dawn broke on Sunday, 25 blocks away, a group of teenagers rolled past the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge seven times in a car, blaring with makeshift sirens and lights. “Burn to the ground!” they chanted as they waved Israeli flags. When the car stopped, a young worshiper retaliated by hurling a bottle, nicking one of the hecklers on his nose and hands.

UPDATE (4:13 p.m.): We just heard back from sources at the 61st Precinct, who tell us that the two incidents appear to be separate. Those in the vehicle involved in the Midwood incident did not wave Israeli flags or display anything related to Israel or Judaism. From a white vehicle, they pelted the worshipers with eggs. Both incidents are being investigated by the Hate Crimes Task Force.

Original post:

A group of hooligans circled mosques in Midwood and Bay Ridge over the weekend, shouting anti-Muslim slurs and pelting worshipers with eggs, according to local religious leaders.

NY1 reports:

The Council on American-Islamic Relations says a car circled a Bay Ridge mosque while its passengers waved Israeli flags and yelled anti-Islamic slurs Sunday morning.

A spokesman for a Sheepshead Bay mosque says a similar incident happened there Friday, but the group in the car also threw eggs at elderly worshipers.

JPUpdates identified the Sheepshead Bay mosque as Tayba Islamic Center, located at 2165 Coney Island Avenue, just south of Avenue R in Midwood. According to that outlet, the incidents were caught on surveillance cameras and the video has been turned over to police.

The incidents came to light during a press conference on Tuesday hosted by the Islamic Society Center of Bay Ridge, where the actions were condemned by local politicians and Jewish and Muslim religious leaders.

JPUpdates reported on their statements:

“We will not tolerate the desecration of any type against churches, mosques and synagogues in this city,” State Senator Marty Golden (R–Bay Ridge) declared.

“At this center, we have been with good relationships with everybody around us—all the neighbors around us, irrespective of their religion, irrespective of their ethnic origin—we are good with everybody,” Dr. Husam Rimawi, President of the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge, said.

… Councilmember Vincent Gentile read a statement on behalf of Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. “I am appalled by the reports of intimidation and harassment against mosques in New York. We have seen this ugly side rear its head before. Our city has also spent many years trying to heal and bridge divides,” Mark-Viverito said. “All people have the right to worship freely, without threats. Religious freedom is a core principle of our nation and protected by the Constitution.”

.. “It really breaks my heart,” Jewish community leader Douglas Jablon said. “We are relatives — we have the same grandfather, and we should act like it,” he said.

“It makes me very deeply sad that anyone would behave in a harassing way to someone else’s worship,” Rabbi Valerie Lieber of the Kane Street Synagogue said. “I know many people are very upset about what is happening in Israel and Gaza. And yet there are appropriate ways to express yourself — not to harass other people.”

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  • david99696


    • sadeyes

      What is so wonderful, David? This is the United States & these quarrels have nothing to do with Arabs & Jews living peacefully together in Brooklyn. We should be, & have been, a beacon of how we can all live together, work together, despite our differences.

      • ROSALIE907

        This is disgusting and not something that I thought residents of Brooklyn would ever do. We live together Jews, Muslims, Christians, etc daily and things like this should never happen here. We are and should be better than this.

  • sadeyes

    I’m disgusted by this & I hope the young perps are caught & this is punished as the Hate Crime that it is.

  • Uno

    This is highly unfortunate and un-called for. We see Muslims gathering in violent, hate-filled riots in Europe, and this is what you want to emulate? Jews have to defend themselves, and defend themselves harshly. But this is not defense. We are calm here in NYC for the time being and this is inciteful.

    • Jason Priestley

      “We are calm here in NYC” Besides the suicide bomber in Times Square, Twin Towers, UN building, and cab drivers that won’t pick up blind people b/c of seeing eye dogs.

  • Alex

    I just don’t understand why these young Arabs & Jews try to fight each other here in Brooklyn. Are they going to accomplish or change anything by insulting and throwing things at each other?
    80% of them don’t even know where Israel or Gaza is on the world map.
    Such idiots!!

    • Supporter of Left Handed Rule

      If they can’t get along with one another, maybe they should then move to another country. Furthermore, if these hooligans are immigrants, if convicted they should be deported.

      • Supporter of Left Handed Rule

        This is so weird that some poor soul would steal/adopt my User Name? I have never seen anything like this. Maybe the fake Supporter of Left Handed Rule has no creativity.? And make so many posts today. You may ignore this impostor.

        • BayResident

          Somebody did that just recently with my user name. There be a troll in our mist.

    • Yori Nobu

      You don’t understand because you haven’t read the Koran.

  • Anonymous

    Keep that barbarism in the middle east. Don’t need that shit here.

  • A

    I bet it was some people from Oceana.

  • JJF

    ISLAM is not about co-existence, it is about supremacy, tyranny and hatred of freedom and democracy; eggs and insults don’t equate to beheadings.
    Wise up, you liberals before sharia takes over.

    • Jimmy

      Islam is a religion, which promotes peace. Sheepshead Bay on the other hand, is like the KKK, including Berke the grand Poobah, who promotes intolerance.

    • Bobby

      These people were Russian Jews and not Muslims.

    • Supporter of Left Handed Rule

      JFF, don’t defend Idiocracy. What these halfwits did is wrong. Wise up.

      • George

        I saw graffiti spray painted at the local Citibank, which said that Obama was a traitor and should be impeached.

        • sadeyes

          It is One Person doing this graffiti, George. I saw the first, labeled ‘Impeach Osama’, then little by little one more, whether ‘Osama’ ‘Obama’ ‘Traitor’ was added. Same writing style, same paint, same person, one lone nut defacing our neighborhood.

          • MyBrooklyn

            jihadists order genital mutilation of all women


            btw almost everyday I see massive protest next to Israeli consult on 2nd ave and 42 street in the city….very angry and violent crowd…funny thing is women are very vocal how jews are evil and etc but nobody holds massive protest on what happening in Syrya, Libya, Irag, Tunisia..oh btw they called Egypt a traitor after Morsi was removed…thank G-d all the jews left from above mention countries….I believe morocco has a few left

          • sadeyes

            BBC News has called this a Hoax, the genital mutilation story I mean.

          • MyBrooklyn

            also said a few months ago ISIS is not a major concern for minorities if they stay I am pretty sure they no longer alive…BBC also said having rockets fired at Israel is not
            a major threat but Israel needs to be condemn for protecting its people….you know many synagogues were attacked in Europe… see where I am going with this…BBC is compose of anti-semis….they lie like Hamas lies….finally Egypt has a good leader and people in NYC protesting against Israel also condemning Egypt…insane world.

          • MyBrooklyn

            CNN said some Christians have converted to Islam, while others have opted to stay and pay the jiyza, the tax on non-Muslims the Islamic State has imposed

          • JJF

            BBC- Bullshit, Blather and Cowardice. It should be exposed for the fifth column it really is, then privatised or disbanded.

            It, The Grauniad and Blair have done irreparable damage in facilitating Islamisation of Britain. Traitorous bastards.

        • Kriston Lewis

          I remember seeing that at the Kings Highway station. Someone actually wrote in response: “Then we’d have Biden in charge. Your plan is flawed.”

      • Supporter of Left Handed Rule

        Ned, someone stole my username! Please delete this post, as I would never call these kids halfwits.

      • JJF

        Who’s defending it- not me. Pointing out the moral equivalence fallacy- again.

        • Real Supporter of Left Handed

          Thank you for being clear. I now understand your point. Well said.

    • sadeyes

      & this story is about Brooklyn, NY, USA, not “over there”. It is about this nation living in peace, co-existence & respect. If you feel this way so strongly, put your $ where your mouth is, go to the Middle East & sign up to fight your enemies.

      We ALL must live as One Nation Here. Keep your mind Here.

  • Jason Priestley

    They shouldn’t be throwing eggs. That won’t push them out of your Country.

  • ThisNotMiddleEast

    Why don’t these brave souls join the Israeli army. The answer is obvious.

  • roccolore

    But when Jews are assaulted during “peace rallies,” the media is silent because they’re friends with Hamas-linked CAIR.

  • Jane Hamber

    This is trite compared to these Muslim actions:

    10/11/2002 USA Fredericksburg, – Man is killed by Muslim snipers while pumping gas.
    10/14/2002 USA Arlington, VA – A woman is killed by Muslim snipers in a Home Depot parking lot.
    10/22/2002 USA Aspen Hill, MD – A bus driver is killed by Muslim snipers.
    8/6/2003 USA Houston, TX – After undergoing a ‘religious revival’, a Saudi college student slashes the throat of a Jewish student with a 4″ butterfly knife, nearly decapitating the young man.
    12/2/2003 USA Chicago, IL – A Muslim doctor deliberately allows a Jewish patient to die from an easily treatable condition.
    4/13/2004 USA Raleigh, NC – An angry Muslim runs down five strangers with a car.
    4/15/2004 USA Scottsville, NY – In an honor killing, a Muslim father kills his wife and attacks his two daughters with a knife and hammer because he feared that they had been sexually molested.
    6/16/2006 USA Baltimore, MD – A 62-year-old Jewish moviegoer is shot to death by a Muslim gunman in an unprovoked terror attack.
    6/25/2006 USA Denver, CO – Saying that it was ‘Allah’s choice’, a Muslim shoots four of his co-workers and a police officer.
    7/28/2006 USA Seattle, WA – An ‘angry’ Muslim-American uses a young girl as hostage to enter a local Jewish center, where he shoots six women, one of whom dies.
    2/13/2007 USA Salt Lake City, UT – A Muslim immigrant goes on a shooting rampage at a mall, targeting people buying Valentine’s Day cards at a gift shop and killing five.
    1/1/2008 USA Irving, TX – A Muslim immigrant shoots his two daughters to death on concerns about their ‘Western’ lifestyle.
    7/6/2008 USA Jonesboro, GA – A devout Muslim strangles his 25-year-old daughter in an honor killing.
    2/12/2009 USA Buffalo, NY – The founder of a Muslim TV station beheads his wife in the hallway for seeking a divorce.
    4/12/2009 USA Phoenix, AZ – A man shoots his brother-in-law and another man to death after finding out that they visited a strip club, in contradiction to Islamic values.
    6/1/2009 USA Little Rock, AR – A Muslim shoots a local soldier to death inside a recruiting center explicitly in the name of Allah.
    11/2/2009 USA Glendale, AZ – A woman dies from injuries suffered when her father runs her down with a car for being too ‘Westernized.’ (10-20-09)
    11/5/2009 USA Ft. Hood, TX – A Muslim psychiatrist guns down thirteen unarmed soldiers while yelling praises to Allah.
    12/4/2009 USA Binghamton, NY – A non-Muslim Islamic studies professor is stabbed to death by a Muslim grad student in revenge for ‘persecuted’ Muslims.
    4/14/2010 USA Marquette Park, IL – After quarrelling with his wife over Islamic dress, a Muslim convert shoots his family members to ‘take them back to Allah’ and out of the ‘world of sinners’.
    4/30/2011 USA Warren, MI – A 20-year-old woman is shot in the head by her stepfather for not adhering to Islamic practices.
    9/11/2011 USA Waltham, MA – Three Jewish men have their throats slashed by Muslim terrorists.
    1/15/2012 USA Houston, TX – A 30-year-old Christian convert is shot to death by a devout Muslim.
    2/7/2013 USA Buena Vista, NJ – A Muslim targets and beheads two Christian Coptic immigrants.
    3/24/2013 USA Ashtabula, OH – A Muslim convert walks into a church service with a Quran and guns down his Christian father while praising Allah.
    4/15/2013 USA Boston, MA – 264 Foreign-born Muslims describing themselves as ‘very religious’ detonate two bombs packed with ball bearings at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and causing several more to lose limbs.
    4/19/2013 USA Boston, MA – Jihadists gun down a university police officer sitting in his car.
    8/4/2013 USA Richmond, CA – A convert “on a mission from Allah” stabs a store clerk to death.
    3/6/2014 USA Port Bolivar, TX – A Muslim man shoots his lesbian daughter and her lover to death and leaves a copy of the Quran open to a page condemning homosexuality.

  • Jane Hamber

    And of course, the international campaign of murder and mayhem continues:
    2014.07.24 Iraq Taji – A massive suicide attack on a convoy transporting prisoners leaves sixty dead.
    2014.07.23 Nigeria Kaduna – Three dozen people bleed to death following a suicide bomb attack on a rival cleric and his followers.
    2014.07.23 Iraq Sharqat – A female politician is murdered by IS fundamentalists.
    2014.07.23 Nigeria Kawo – At least fifty people at a market are incinerated by a suicide bus bombing, including woman and children.
    2014.07.22 Iraq Baghdad – A Holy Warrior detonates a suicide shrapnel bomb at a packed entrance to a Shiite neighborhood, taking the lives of three dozen innocents.
    2014.07.22 Libya Benghazi – A twin suicide bombing leaves five others dead.
    2014.07.22 Iraq Nahrawan – Sunni bombers take down five patrons at a Shiite market.
    2014.07.22 Afghanistan Kabul – A Taliban suicide bomber murders four people outiside an airport.
    2014.07.21 Iraq Baqubah – Islamic State send mortar shells into a family home, killing three members.
    2014.07.21 Libya Benghazi – Sixteen people are killed during an attack by Ansar al-Sharia.
    2014.07.21 Afghanistan Lashkar Gah – A Shahid suicide bomber takes out two locals.
    2014.07.20 Iraq Abu Ghraib – Five Shiites are taken out by a Sunni roadside blast.
    2014.07.20 Afghanistan Peshawar – Two guards at a market are gunned down point-blank by Taliban.
    2014.07.20 Iraq Mahmoudiya – Eleven are killed when Sunnis rain down mortar shells on a Shiite religious procession.
    2014.07.20 Pakistan Hayatabad – 0 Two security guards at an industrial complex are murdered by Muslim radicals.
    2014.07.20 Libya Benghazi – A week-long assault by Islamic militia on an airport leaves forty-seven dead.
    2014.07.20 Libya Benghazi – A foreign worker is singled out and beheaded for not being Muslim.
    2014.07.19 Iraq Baghdad – Three Islamic State car bombs produced fifteen dead Iraqis.
    2014.07.19 Iraq Abu Dashir – Nine people lose their lives to a vicious Shahid suicide bombing in a Shia neighborhood.
    2014.07.19 Nigeria Damboa – Boko Haram return to the site of an earlier massacre and machine-gun over one-hundred more villagers before raising their black flag of Islam.

  • Kriston Lewis

    Which site picked up this article?

    • Ned Berke

      Yeah, I’m not naming the site. But you’re absolutely right about what’s happening here.

  • TotallyPeeved

    They should be shooting the fucking koranimals.

    • George

      Please, there is no need for that type of rhetoric. The last thing we need in Brooklyn is a turf war between these two nutjob groups. We have seen the type of violence that both the Israeli’s and the Palestinians are capable of. These people deserve one another.

  • Enzo

    This is a 1,500 year old conflict, I do not see it going way anytime soon, seems to be more division. Why because Jews and Muslims do not know Jesus Christ, no Jesus no peace, Know Jesus, Know Peace!

    • Renata

      How right you are, if both groups would convert to Christianity they would find an inner piece within them. That is the Holy Spirit, the spirit of Christ within us all. We must search deep within ourselves to find it.

      • guest

        Stfu bitch

        • Enzo

          You Must be a Muslims, please find Jesus to find peace in your heart and soul, rid yourself the hatred of Islam that Muhammad was certainly inspired by Satan himself.

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  • knightstemplar

    -+-+ You will never have peace on this earth as long as the death cult of islam exists. muslims dont know how to build – only kill and destroy in the name of ‘allah’, their pagan moon deity.

    That is why everywhere islam is in large numbers you either have chaos, misery, and strife or a dictatorship . This hateful ideology of perpetual violence is truly the enemy of a peaceful, tolerant and civil society.

    http://www.thereligionofpeace. com

    • Igor F

      I think that each religous group has its share of rotten apples and Islam is certainly no different. However, I do not believe that muslims are responsible for the senseless crime, which fills our streets. These people are immigrants and are prevelant in liberal areas, areas where under represented minorities commit the bulk of street crime.

  • Ban Liberals

    Not “Hooligans!”

    The egg-throwers are PATRIOTS!