In the aftermath of an anonymous donor placing a picture of the crucifixion on a fence outside a mosque in New Hyde Park, New York, police reportedly want to identify the ‘gift’ as an ‘anti-Muslim bias incident’ against Muslims.
PIX11 (h/t Emma) A worker at the Hillside Islamic Center found the artwork at around 5:30 p.m. on Friday. He immediately phoned the police.
Surveillance video captured a frame-by-frame account of the alleged criminal act. The candid camera reportedly shows a man leaning the picture of the crucifixion against a fence, and then making his escape by walking away.
A member of the Islamic Center who said the person or people who did this may not understand what Jesus means to Muslims. “As a Muslim, I love Jesus. We are told to love Jesus. He actually is a prophet of ours. And a lot of people don’t know this but he’s also our messiah,” Islamic Center member Eydid Ali said.