Former City Council member Tony Avella attended a fundraiser hosted by a supporter whose personal Facebook page featured Hamas’ terrorist attack in Israel and posted fawning images of Adolf Hitler.The social media of Chaudhry Anwar, 63, a community advocate for South Asian New Yorkers, showed videos from TikTok of Palestinian terrorists in hang gliders with emojis of the Palestinian flag and a flexing bicep.“Long Live Islam. Long Live Jihad,” said one post Oct. 9. An Oct. 19 post featured a 1935 speech from Hitler, complete with a photo of the Führer alongside hearts and a Palestinian flag. The posts were later modified or deleted.“God is the greatest. Palestinian mujahideen inside Israel,” said one Oct. 9 posting — just two days after the Hamas massacre in Israel. The post remains up.Avella is seeking to unseat GOP Councilwoman Vickie Paladino, who is running for reelection to her northeastern Queens district which includes Whitestone, College Point, Bayside, Little Neck and Douglaston.Anwar hosted a fundraiser for Avella on Oct. 20 at a private home in Douglaston, Queens, according to an event invitation seen by The Post. The pair have known each other a long time, with photos of the two going back years.“RSVP to Mr. Anwar,” read the text invite, which included Anwar’s cell phone number.When asked about the posts, Anwar said: “Somebody . . . hacked my Facebook and my email” and that he condemned the postings. “I’ve known Anwar for many years, and he has never professed any antisemitic views. Anwar insists that his Facebook page was hacked and he did not make any of these terrible posts,” Avella told The PostBayside Chabad Rabbi Yossi Blesofski said the matter was troubling. “The fact that Avella is [having] a fundraiser [hosted by] this guy, to represent my community with a nice number of Jewish people and Holocaust survivors, it’s beyond. It’s very, very frightening. It’s extremely troubling and frightening,” he said.
28 Ekim 2023 - 20:15
Tony Avella attends fundraiser hosted by Hamas sympathizer
“God is the greatest. Palestinian mujahideen inside Israel,” said one Oct. 9 posting.
28 Ekim 2023 - 20:15