Islamic Center of Central New York Issues Guidelines to Deal with Hate Threat

In response to Punish a Muslim Day, We have received reports from family and friends that many children are afraid to go to school tomorrow (April 3).

Here are some guidelines recommended by the Islamic Center of Central New York board re: the April 3rd, “Punish a Muslim Day” threat originating in a flier distributed in the UK and via social media.

Area Masjids have asked that everyone remain vigilant, watchful, travel with a buddy when possible and to report ANY hate crimes that happen.

In an effort to not encourage or give a platform to the xenophobes we have not distributed the flier itself on websites or social media platforms but have communicated our concerns to our community and spread the word offline.