Statement from Borough President Diaz
RE: Anti-Muslim Bias Incident in Parkchester
“The Bronx is one of the most diverse places in the world, and we celebrate that diversity every single day. Friday’s hateful attack on a Muslim individual in Parkchester is in no way representative of the shared values of the people of this borough.
“An attack on one of us over race, religion, gender or sexual orientation is an attack on us all. The people of The Bronx are united in their condemnation of this abhorrent incident. My office will continue to work with the New York City Police Department and community leaders to bring the perpetrators to justice. We wish the victim of this attack a speedy recovery, and our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Anyone with information about this attack can contact the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS.