New Years day brought several attacks on Islamic gathering places around New York City. The entrance to the Imam Al-Khoei Foundation was struck by two Molotov cocktails. In addition, two private houses and a corner store were targeted in the hate crimes. The Imam Al-Khoei Foundation is among the foremost Muslim institutions in New York, centering its practice on promoting work in development, human rights and minority rights as a general consultant to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. New York police have identified a suspect that has implicated himself in the attacks and had several personal grievances with each targeted location. Full article.
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