Brooklyn Rally Denounces Hate Crimes

March 27, 2008

Author: Raanan Geberer

Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Many of the heavy hitters of Brooklyn politics, not to mention representatives of religious and ethnic organizations such as the Jewish Community Relations Council, Chabad Lubavitch and the Council on Islamic American Relations, came to Borough Hall Thursday for a rally against hate crimes.

The rally was initially organized by Mohammed Ravzi, co-founder of We Are All Brooklyn and executive director of the Council of People’s Organizations (originally the Council of Pakistani Organizations).

It was prompted by the well-publicized incident last week where a young rabbi, Uria Ohana (who spoke at the gathering) was harassed by several Arab-American youths. But other recent hate incidents were also mentioned.