Eyes on Gaza, tensions flare in Brooklyn -- NYT picks a ‘balanced’ episode where Jews attack Muslims
The worshipers, young and old, converged on mosques in Brooklyn this weekend, seeking olive green rugs on which to rest their knees, and pray. One week before the end of Ramadan, prayers rebounded off the walls with even more fervor than usual.
Then, Muslim leaders say, rancor that may have stemmed from the destruction in Gaza marred gatherings bookending two daily Ramadan fasts, reigniting tensions in a community where news of hostility in the Middle East tends to rattle both Muslims and Jews.
On Friday evening, outside a prayer gathering preceding the nightly meal, men in a white Lexus flung eggs at three elderly worshipers entering a mosque on Coney Island Avenue. “This is for your Allah!” the vandals shouted.
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