2 Muslim women cause concern at local synagogue, asking congregants about meeting times and then pulling out a Koran to discuss their religion
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) — Two Muslim women who entered a Miami Beach synagogue and asked multiple questions has put some members of the congregation on edge.
The two women, wearing hijabs, approached a man sitting outside the sanctuary and asked him a variety of questions. “The question basically was, ‘What are the lecture times here and when do people come for lectures?'” said Shy Zimor. “It was very odd. They actually, eventually, conveyed that to me, that they were Muslim.”
Zimor thought it was strange, especially when one of the women pulled out a Quran. “I explained the similarities, that Arabic is also written from right to left,” he said.
According to the police report incident report, the women asked, “Did you have services already?” and “when are you saying Yisker?” Yisker is a prayer for those who have died.
Surveillance video footage inside synagogue the shows Zimor following the women outside the temple as they left, where he called security, even though no crime was committed. “I was trying to understand the purpose of all this,” he said. “The purpose of the engagement, the purpose of the content of the conversation.”
The same women were at the synagogue the previous Friday where they also asked questions of congregants.
Law enforcement sources later told 7News that
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