“Our hearts weigh heavy with the recent events unfolding in the Middle East and we understand the potential for such global situations to influence sentiments and emotions locally. It is our earnest appeal to everyone in our Long Island communities that the principles of dignity, understanding, and respect be upheld.

We firmly stand against any form of discrimination or harassment of any kind, especially when based on religious beliefs. It is essential that during these difficult times our collective commitment to unity and understanding remain unwavering.

As always, our organization is here to support any child, family or school impacted by acts of bullying, harassment or discrimination and can be reached via our confidential hotline (516) 777-7709, emailing HELP@licab.org or reporting an incident via our website at www.LICAB.org.

Together, let’s ensure that our Long Island communities remain a beacon of tolerance, respect, and support for all.”