Glen Cove, New York – Assemblymember Charles Lavine (D-Glen Cove) issued the following statement in response to the attack against the Faizan-e-Aisha Masjid mosque in Hicksville.
“I am outraged over the recent act of hate against the Faizaan-e-Aisha Masjid in Hicksville earlier this month.The despicable act of throwing trash mixed with human waste is an attack against us all.I have full faith in our law enforcement and their abilities as they investigate this painful incident. Left unchallenged, hatred will continue to metastasize. We will not stand idly by when confronted by acts of hate against *anyone* in our community regardless of race or religion.We will all stand together to defeat the primitive impulse that impels violence. As Americans and as New Yorkers, that is our obligation and our responsibility.”