'Hate has no home here.' Eid al-Adha celebrated at Ronkonkoma mosque following hate crime

Hundreds gathered for Eid al-Adha celebrations at a Ronkonkoma mosque days after it was the target of a hate crime.

News 12 Staff

Jul 9, 2022, 4:45 PM

Updated 651 days ago

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Hundreds gathered for Eid al-Adha celebrations at a Ronkonkoma mosque on Saturday, days after it was the target of a hate crime.
On July 4, an explosive was set off underneath a religious symbol outside the mosque.
In the wake of the incident, people came together to show unity and solidarity.
“We all stand together against hate. Hate against any community on Long Island is hate against all of us,” said Hassan Ahmed, of the Suffolk District Attorney’s Anti-bias Council.
Surveillance video shows two people throwing something that resembled a Molotov cocktail at the sacred Islamic crescent moon symbol that was just put up in front the Mosque back in April.
Many people from the community decided to come out to show their support and rise above the hate. A member of the Jewish community created a GoFundme page that raised $500 to pay for the damage.
Suffolk County police are offering a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest related to the potential hate crime arson at the mosque.


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