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Man leaves Jesus painting outside mosque in possible hate crime — unaware Muslims love Jesus, too

  • The Nassau County Police Department is investigating a possible hate crime where an unidentified person left a large painting of Jesus hanging on a cross outside the Hillside Islamic Center in Long Island, New York.
  • An employee at the Hillside Islamic Center found the painting hanging from the mosque’s fence Friday, an NCPD spokesman said in an email.
  • Abdul Aziz Bhuyian, the mosque’s president, told Island Now that surveillance footage shows a man riding a bicycle to the center and pulling a shopping cart with the painting just after midnight on Friday.
  • Bhuyian said he is sure the man “wanted to provoke” members of the mosque. “Had he had good intentions, he would have come to us,” Bhuyian said, according to Island Now. “We’re always here.” Read more (7/11/17)

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Please do NOT contact her family. They need the lines to stay open in case she calls. The number you need to contact is Nassau County Police Department Missing Persons Squad on 516-573-7347 or 911.

“Police said Seweid was last seen wearing a black jacket, black head scarf, black yoga pants and a blue sweater and was carrying a bag containing clothing.

Anyone with information should call Nassau County Police Department Missing Persons Squad on 516-573-7347 or 911.”