Mary-Beth Muskin, ADL-CRC Regional Director
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL-CRC) today strongly condemns the alleged hate crime against an Indian Immigrant yesterday at the Kurry Xpress restaurant. This crime comes in the wake of a spate of anti-Muslim rhetoric, hate incidents, and hate crimes that have occurred across the country and world since the terrorist attacks.
According to reports in the news media, the perpetrator yelled, “ISIS mother—. Get out of my country” just prior to the attack. Mr. Subburaj was found behind the restaurant by a co-worker who called the police.
Mary-Beth Muskin, ADL-CRC Regional Director, issued the following statement:
We strongly condemn the alleged hate crime. When a person is targeted for a crime because of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability, it not only harms the individual victim, but also deeply affects entire communities. We must all stand together against bigotry, hatred, and prejudice. We urge law enforcement to investigate this incident as a possible hate crime, and hope that the perpetrator will be apprehended swiftly and brought to justice.
Working with more than three dozen national civil rights, civic, religious, and cultural organization partners, ADL has initiated the #50States AgainstHate campaign, which is designed to improve hate crime training and response across the country.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is dedicated to fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry.