MANHATTAN – State Senator Daniel Squadron, Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou, and Councilmember Margaret Chin released the following statement in response to reports of a violent threat against a Lower Manhattan mosque, Masjid Manhattan at 30 Cliff Street:
“Threatening a massacre at a house of worship is fundamentally an attack on the values and core principles of our nation, our city, and our borough.
“A political climate that fosters hatred and fear continues to have very real consequences in our neighborhoods. We stand united with the Muslim community and all New Yorkers in denouncing this threat, and the hateful rhetoric that creates this climate.
“We urge anyone with information on this or any other hate incidents to contact NYPD Crime Stoppers at 800-577-8477. Thank you to the NYPD and the Hate Crimes Task Force.”