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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Anti-Semitism 2009 in USA

I note that anti-semitism was happening in the states three times a day in 2009.

2009 saw 1,211 acts of anti-semitism in the United States. These were vandalism, harassments and physical assaults on Jews.

29 were physical assaults

760 were harassments and threats: 62% of this was anti-Jewish threats, and also there was hate propaganda and slurs

432 were reported vandalisms: This encompassed rock throwing at synagogues, anti-semitic graffiti and desecrations at cemeteries.

A shooting attack at the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC also thwarted a plot by Muslim converts to bomb synagogues in Riverdale, New York.

Kick a Jew Day was happening in a Florida Middle School this year.

Another similar event was announced on Facebook a few weeks ago, like Kill a Jew Day. That was announced to whoever saw it on Facebook. Eventually it came down. It was found on 24 pages there and was urging violence anywhere you see a Jew between July 4th and July 22nd. The actual day was proclaimed to be July 9th.

I note that these happened in the states with the heaviest Jewish populations:

California was in the lead with 275 acts, which amounted to 23% in the states.

New York had: 209 acts or 17%

New Jersey had 132 acts or 10%

Florida had 90 acts or 7%

None of this included all the internet anti-semitic threats and harassments.

We have become more acceptable in modern American society, but this hasn't stopped a lot of anti-semitic happenings.

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