Hate Crime In Brooklyn


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Residents of Brooklyn Heights awoke yesterday morning to find [anti-Semitic graffiti] sprayed throughout the neighborhood, just days before the [Jewish festival of Sukkot](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukkot).


Two synagogues were vandalized, including Congregation B'nai Avraham at 117 Remsen St. and Brooklyn Heights Synagogue at 131 Remsen St., as well as the stoops and sidewalks in front of three homes, and two vehicles in the area, according to police officials. Leaflets stuck under the windshield wipers of two vans parked on Remsen Street were printed with large swastikas and derogatory phrases in black ink.


The hate crimes unit will be leading the investigation with the help of 20 additional officers.


Some have suggested the attacks are linked to Holocaust-denier President Ahmadinejad of Iran and his visit to New York this week. But at least he didnít deny the very existence of Jews, right?



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