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Man accused of disrupting Ramadan at Bay Ridge mosque
by Natasha Velez, Jamie Schram, and Bob Fredericks
A Jewish man fired up by the Mideast conflict between Israel and Hamas nearly started a holy war of his own in Brooklyn — when he repeatedly drove his SUV draped with Israeli flags past a mosque while blaring Hebrew music and flashing strobe lights, cops said Friday.
Chaim Weiss, 20, was arrested by cops from the NYPD's Hate Crimes Task Force for his stunt at the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge on July 20 during a 4 a.m. service for Ramadan, one of the most holy times of the year for Muslims.
The Borough Park man allegedly drove by the mosque several times, playing Israeli tunes so loud that those inside could hear him as they recited Koran verses, officials said.
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