Further Wave of Bomb Threats against Jewish Centers: Rise of US Far Right

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Some Jewish groups see the vandalism and threats as a sign that anti-Semitic groups have been emboldened by Trump’s election.

Jewish community centers and schools in at least 13 U.S. states reported receiving bomb threats on Monday, the fifth wave of such threats this year that have stoked fears of a resurgence of anti-Semitism.

The threats, all of which appeared to be hoaxes, were received in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Virginia, the JCC Association of North America said. For some centers, it was the second or third time this year they had been targeted.

Police in Mercer Island, Washington, also reported a community center was targeted by a bomb threat.

“Members of our community must see swift and concerted action from federal officials to identify and capture the perpetrator or perpetrators who are trying to instill anxiety and fear in our communities,” David Posner, a director at the JCC Association, said in a statement.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department’s civil rights division have said they are investigating the threats alongside police, but little information has been made public about any perpetrators.

Some Jewish groups see the vandalism and threats as a sign that anti-Semitic groups have been emboldened by Trump’s election. His campaign last year drew the support of white supremacists and other right-wing groups, despite his disavowals of them.

Via TeleSur


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2 Responses

  1. The freshman POTUS blames the previous actual President and supporters for these attacks. Never mind the h8 was released like a pack of hounds by the pandering to bigotry during the never-ending Presidential campaign. The maladministration now sports the racist a•••ole Jeff Sessions as a payoff to the white inbred, FAS retards who bullied for Trump in the Red States last year.

    More likely the dogwhistles constantly being emitted are responsible for this anti-Semitic stupidity. The drunken Neo-Nazi Steve Bannon induced ’America First’ is a phrase first used and historically identified with the anti-Semitic, pro-fascist ‘America First’ movement of the 1930s. Ironic to see 45 condemn anti-Semitic and racist attacks as the introduction to his first speech to Congress. But he made them happen as sure as if he tipped those gravestones, himself.

    The saddest episode in our once great history is the fact that White Americans are easily motivated by h8 and LIES! enough to allow this coup to get started in the first place.

    Here is a thorough collection of the pure venom that oozed from Trump over the past decade or so and what made him so attractive to voters. link to trumptwitterarchive.com
    Perusing this archive will reveal what petty small-minded h8 looks like – Donald J. Trump, a DEFECTIVE President.

  2. Fine, get the phone number and do a GPS trace on their phone and see where it leads.

    While your at it, do a story on that Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem that Israel paved over with a ‘Museum of Tolerance,’ if you can w/o getting in trouble with the PTB

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