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NJ Rec Center WiFi Signal has Racist, Anti-Semitic Name

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Police in New Jersey are investigating the racist, anti-Semitic name of a wireless Internet network as a possible bias crime.

The New York Daily News reports that a woman was searching for an Internet signal inside a recreation center in Teaneck on Tuesday when one popped up with the name "F**k All Jews and N*****s."

"When I first saw it, I said, 'Did that say what I thought it said?,'" said the woman, who asked to remain anonymous. “I was shocked, hurt. I felt harassed."

She reported it to officials at the center, who then called police. They were able to track the signal to a wireless router inside the center, and are now looking for the person who named the signal.

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Township Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin called it "deeply disturbing."

"It's very disheartening that someone would put that out there. I was very concerned about these things coming to Teaneck," he said, noting recent bias crimes in nearby towns. "We're going to work hard to find out who did it. I don't know if this is organized."

Teaneck is well known for its diversity and its tolerance of varying races and religion.