Assemblyman William Colton is adding his voice to the chorus of condemnation of the anti-Muslim fliers found in a Bath Beach apartment building this week.
The fliers were found throughout the Shore Haven apartment buildings near Cropsey Avenue and 21st Avenue in Bath Beach early this week, showing a hateful message calling Muslims “the second holocaust” and claims “USA hates you”. The NYPD’s Hate Crimes unit is investigating the incident.
Colton released the following statement yesterday afternoon:
As State Assemblyman, I join Councilman Mark Treyger in condemning those responsible for distributing leaflets aimed at sowing hate against any group in our community.
To engage in general stereotype attacks on any group of people sows the seeds of division and mistrust. It is only by uniting neighborhood families to speak up for all our needs and concerns that we are able to improve our neighborhood.
Strengthening our neighborhood schools, improving our streets,parks,
transportation and infrastructure, fostering the growth of neighborhood businesses and joining together to improve the quality of life of all families are key priorities which we should be pursuing.
Spreading hate and distrust hinders the progress we need to make and has no place in our community. True peace and progress results when people of good will come together and speak out for those priorities which benefit all our families.
I pledge to continue to work bringing people together and fighting to keep our neighborhood as a fine place to reside, work and raise our families.