‘Grandmas Against Islamophobia,’ and Others, in Brooklyn

Windsor Terrace and Kensington neighbors rally at the Ft. Hamilton Pkwy F/G, December 12. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Windsor Terrace and Kensington neighbors rally at the Ft. Hamilton Pkwy F/G, Dec. 12. (Photo via Ditmas Park Corner)

Community residents and City Council member Brad Lander turned out Monday morning at the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station in Brooklyn to protest hate crimes and, most recently, the emergence of Islamophobic graffiti in the neighborhood, reports Carly Miller in Ditmas Park Corner.

After a full canvas of the station, police also found swastikas inked over a poster of Bill O’Reilly (a confused message? joked Lander) and “Trump-related words” in addition to the original “F*** Allah” inked on a bench, said Lander — suggesting an even wider net of intolerance.

“I woke up Thursday morning [after the graffiti incident at Ft. Hamilton Parkway]and thought ‘No, this is our home. That’s not who were are,’” said rally organizer Jody Drezner-Alperin.

Lander, who told Ditmas Park Corner that “a small number of hateful idiots can do a lot of harm,” has organized a campaign to resist injustice and hate mongering. Read more about his efforts, and that of grandmothers and other community members at the morning protest, at Ditmas Park Corner.

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