There were 456 total incidents reported in 2019, 169 were physical attacks, 129 targeted personal property, 77 targeted cemeteries, 53 synagogues, and 28 community centers and schools.
Moshe Kantor, the Center’s founder, shared that they’re also seeing a spike in antisemitism amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant rise in accusations that Jews, as individuals and as a collective, are behind the spread of the virus or are directly profiting from it,” Kantor said.
The man holding the atrocious antisemitic rat sign (right) from this weekend's Columbus, Ohio rally has been confirmed to be the same person from a Detroit 2019 Pride Rally, a member of the National Socialist Movement. pic.twitter.com/yII2SwqRZl
— StopAntisemitism.org (@StopAntisemites) April 20, 2020
A man in Columbus, Ohio recently walked through the city touting a sign characterizing a Jewish person as a rat that read “THE REAL PLAGUE.”
“The man holding the atrocious antisemitic rat sign from this weekend’s Columbus, Ohio rally has been confirmed to be the same person from a Detroit 2019 Pride Rally, a member of the National Socialist Movement,” StopAntisemitism.org said in a tweet Monday.
Liora Rez from StopAntisemitism.org provided SaraACarter.com with a flier that a man was distributing to homes in Washington D.C.’s Dumbarton neighborhood in Georgetown. The homes in the area are located within walking distance of a local synagogue, Kesher Israel.
The man pictured above was distributing the hate-filled fliers that blamed the Jewish people for the virus and its spread.
On the eve of #YomHaShoah, as #Israel commemorates the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis in the Holocaust, there's a campaign going on in Palestinian social media using the hashtag #Covid48.
This wouldn't be the first time Jews are compared to viruses. pic.twitter.com/ZEfTAj73Gv
— Dan Poraz (@PorazDan) April 20, 2020
With the observance of Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day being this week, antisemites also didn’t miss the opportunity to promote #Covid48 on Twitter comparing the Jewish state to the virus.
The propaganda “clearly identifies a revival of the medieval ‘blood libels’ when Jews were accused of spreading disease, poisoning wells or controlling economies,” Kantor said, adding that the recent sensation is “consistent with the rise of antisemitism over the last few years.”
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A horrifying report was unearthed that a 16-year-old aspiring terrorist had sinister plans to unleash “lone wolf operations in Las Vegas” in the name of ISIS, according to law enforcement sources.
Fox News reports the ominous announcement came via a social media post where the suspect vowed to embark on a campaign against what he deemed “the enemies of Allah.” The disturbing message included an ISIS flag and expressions in Arabic, underscoring the gravity of the threat.
Law enforcement swiftly swung into action after the Nov. 28 post, which was laden with a call for “Dua for victory” and a declaration of allegiance to the Islamic State. Within a matter of hours, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, in collaboration with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department counter-terrorism division, pinpointed the suspect’s identity and location.
A subsequent raid led to the teenager’s arrest on Friday. Disturbingly, agents uncovered not just his support for ISIS, evident through a handmade flag and propaganda, but also a cache of materials indicating a tangible terror plot.
Furthermore, the seized items included components for constructing improvised explosive devices, bomb-making instructions, and self-portraits of the suspect surrounded by ISIS paraphernalia.
Deputy Chief of Homeland Security and Special Operations Division, Dori Koren, emphasized that law enforcement believes this to be an isolated threat that was promptly neutralized. There are currently no indications of additional threats to the community.
The minor is facing charges of terroristic threats, attempting to further an act of terrorism, providing material support to a terrorist organization, and possession of explosive components — all of which are felony charges. The prosecution will be spearheaded by the Clark County District Attorney’s Office in Nevada.
This alarming incident underscores the ever-present challenge of combating radicalization, even among the youth, and the critical role law enforcement plays in thwarting potential acts of terror on U.S. soil.
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