Muslim, Jewish leaders rally against recent hate crimes
Leaders of Muslim and Jewish faiths came together Friday at the Bronx Muslim Center to stand up against hate.
The rally came in the wake of President Donald Trump's travel ban that affected seven Muslim-majority countries and the series of bomb threats made to Jewish community centers around the country.
Those in attendance denounced what they are calling a wave of discriminatory hate. They said that despite the differences among people, everyone should stand together in unity.
State Sen. Jeff Klein announced that he is pushing for $25 million in New York's budget to go toward protecting religious centers, while also proposing legislation that would classify all hateful graffiti as a biased crime, which is considered a felony.