In the past few days Crown Heights has been crawling with missionaries out on the streets attempting to provoke residents into discussions about the Rebbe and Moshiach, where their ultimate goal its to trap you into a conversation about yoshke.
One night last week a resident was approached by a older Jewish looking woman accompanied by a man on Empire and Albany, and was asked if she could ask him a question, and he said “if its quick, I am in a rush to Maariv”, so she began with saying “g-d loves you” upon hearing this he knew it wouldn’t be short so he ran off to Maariv. After leaving them it occurred to him that he should try and stop these missionaries, so after Davening Maariv he went up Albany looking for them. He caught up with them between Carroll and President where they had stopped another yungerman who had engaged in a conversation with them and called Shomrim.
When Shomrim arrived on scene they were already on Carroll between Brooklyn and New York where they were confronted by a large number of members who informed them that their activities here are not welcome and were escorted out of the vicinity of out if the Jewish community of Crown Heights.
If you see such missionary activity, or they attempt and engage you in conversation, don’t hesitate to call Shomrim (718) 774-3333 24/7. If you see anyone engaging in a discussion with them you should approach then and discourage any discussions. The best bet is to completely ignore them.
Just an interesting note the two individuals pictured were observed by a Shomrim Member in Penn Station (Manhattan, 34th St.) giving out disguised literature and dancing as if in a trance. Word floating around the comments are that these individuals are brain washed, it is very likely, which is why you shouldn’t engage in any form of conversation with them since you wont change their minds!