Three men were cuffed this week for their alleged roles in an anti-Semitic attack in Borough Park.
On May 25, 20-year-old Danial Skaukat was arrested and charged with aggravated harassment in connection to a hate crime, and on May 26, 19-year-old Ashan Azad and 20-year-old Haider A. Anjam were taken into custody and hit with the same charges.
Police say that at around 7 pm on Saturday, May 22, the three perps pulled up in a blue Toyota Camry next to four Jewish men who were in front of Agudath Israel of Sixteenth Avenue and yelled anti-Jewish statements. After the victims fled into the synagogue and shut the door, Skaukat, Anjam and Azad allegedly got out of the car and began to bang on the house of worship’s front door while making anti-Semitic threats.
Before the men fled the scene in the Camry, they allegedly kicked the passenger side mirror to an unoccupied 2014 Audi Q7 parked at the location, causing more than $250 in property damage.
On May 23, the mayor came to the 66th Precinct to condemn the incident, as well as other recent attacks against New York City’s Jewish community.
“Let me clear, anti-Semitism will not be tolerated in New York City,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday. “I want everyone to hear this loud and clear: We will stomp out anti-Semitism anywhere we find it. It is unacceptable. This is a city that is for everyone and anyone who perpetrates an act of bias and prejudice, they will be found.”
This story first appeared on AMNY.com.