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A Man Is Accused of Vandalizing an N.J. Elementary School Named After an Arab-American Activist.

Officials say that a man was arrested and charged with bias intimidation on Friday after he was accused of breaking a sign at the Dr. Hani Awadallah School in Paterson earlier this week.

A statement from the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office says that Mohamad Bekheet, 32, of Clifton, spread what is thought to be feces on a sign at a public school on Monday to hide the last five letters of Awadallah’s name, “allah.”

“God” is what “Allah” means in Arabic.

Awadallah was a leader in the Arab-American community in Paterson. He gave lessons at a Paterson school about heritage and culture. In 2012, he passed away.

A Man Is Accused of Vandalizing an N.J. Elementary School Named After an Arab-American Activist.

The office said that Bekheet was also charged with criminal damage and harassment.

In a statement, New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin said that bias crimes spread through a community like cancer, causing fear, mistrust, and a loss of peace and security for everyone. “As bias and hate crimes continue to rise in New Jersey, we must act quickly to stop them, hold the people who do them accountable, and make it clear that they will not be accepted in any way.”

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Parvesh
Parvesh
Parvesh is the Content Writer for New Jersey Local News. Here at New Jersey Local News, she covers local news of New Jersey state. Moreover, Parvesh likes to dance and listen to music. She also finds time in her hectic schedule to relax and spend time with loved ones.
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