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Anti Muslim graffiti insulting Allah scrawled on Kensington insurance shop

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Anti Muslim graffiti insulting Allah scrawled on Kensington insurance shop.

Anti Muslim graffiti insulting Allah scrawled on Kensington insurance shop.

By Simone Weichselbaum / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Bangladeshis in Kensington said they are living in fear after Muslim hate graffiti was found on a storefront in the neighborhood’s bustling shopping strip.

The manager of TDS Insurance on Beverly Road near McDonald Avenue, came to work Monday and spotted a nauseating sight:

“It was written on the outside – ‘Allah is s–t,’” said Abu Chowdhury, 51, who immediately called the cops.

“I have no enemies,” he said. “We are not a religious business.”

Although the hateful message was erased hours later, Bangladeshis said the sight left them emotionally scarred.

“It is just shocking,” said Mamnunul Haq, a Bangladeshi community leader. “No one wants to see anything like that.”

“We are a very peaceful people,” Haq added.

Kensington is one of the most diverse areas in the city – home to a Muslim stronghold mainly comprised of Bangladeshis and Pakistanis, living among Mexican families and Orthodox Jews.

Bangladeshis joined their Hasidic neighbors in July during the search for Leiby Kletzky, the 8-year-old boy who went missing in Borough Park and was later found dead.

They also blasted the vandal or vandals who painted a half dozen swastikas around Midwood last month.

“It happened in the Jewish community. And now it is happening in ours,” Haq said.

Hoping to quell the growing anxiety, Councilman Brad Lander (D-Kensington) held a meeting Wednesday night with Bangladeshi, Jewish, and Latino residents discussing ideas about how to prevent future hate crimes in their hood.

Lander wants to put a set of trees and benches in front of TDS Insurance, calling it “Kensington Plaza,” serving as a mixed race meeting spot.

“In the face of hatred, this community is coming together,” Lander said. “When these things happen, you have to stand up.”

simonew@nydailynews.com

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13 Comments »

  1. If this was an anti semetic grafiti then this would be all over fox news.

  2. Sad to know there are such uncivilized, hateful people among us.

  3. yestrday s0me people were we should n0t say for killing of these ign0rant , but gv them kn0wledge so that they st0p criticizing.
    these r n0t critics . these r anti muslim n they r attackerz n they jst want to hurt muslim n0thing else

  4. can these people at least come up with better insults? seriously, they talk like 3rd graders in an argument over pokemon.

  5. it might be helpful to keep Sura 45:14 in mind; is Allah *really* insulted by these idiots?

  6. What these people don’t want to acknowledge is that whether they’re talking about Elohim, Jesus or Allah, they’re essentially looking at different faces of the same God. I know that their dogma may say otherwise, but I don’t think these are issues we should be arguing about amongst ourselves. Let each of us follow the path that he or she is drawn to and let God, regardless of what we call Him, or how we know Him, sort it out in Judgement.

  7. Why cops? It’s not insulting anyone living, or even real ;)

    Also, the article is incomplete.. what was written on the wall? Allah is sHIt or sLUt? that’s important!

  8. There is one God, disrespect mine, disrespects yours.

  9. who cares

  10. Just bored lowlifes with nothing else to do…

  11. Well Dana, according to 4:167-169, Allah will “never forgive” those who “disbelieve” or “avert people from the way of Allah” or “commit injustice”. In addition, we’re told that Allah will personally guide them on the road to Hell. So based on that I’d say yeah, Allah probably is insulted by these idiots.

  12. :(

  13. I really would not like to be in the shoes of who ever insulted Allah. I do not know how he/she will face Allah on Judgment day. I hope they repent before they die

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