January 06, 2011

Hate Crimes Against Jews Rise in NYC

The Jewish Chronicle:

Jews were the most frequently targeted minority group in hate crimes in New York State in 2009, according to a report issued by state officials.

Anti-Jewish hate crimes rose by 15 per cent over the previous year and represented more than a third of hate crimes committed in 2009 in the state, the report issued last week by the Criminal Justices Services Division revealed.
The report came as a synagogue on the Upper West Side of Manhattan said it had received a letter on December 30 threatening to blow up the shul on New Year's Eve.

Ohab Zedek, an Orthodox congregation, was one of a dozen synagogues to receive the bomb-threat letters, Rabbi Allen Schwartz told the New York Post. "We have reasons to believe someone wants to spread fear," Mr Schwartz said.
Police evacuated the synagogue - a 1920s building known for its elaborate Moorish architecture - but found no device. They were unable to confirm the threats to other synagogues.

The state report found an across-the-board increase of about 14 per cent in hate crimes reported to the police between 2008 and 2009.

Of course this could not have been if not for the hard work of Yousef "I hope I didn't incite anyone to violence" al-Khattab and Younis Abdullah Muhammad over at Revolution Muslim.

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That's quite a stack of Bad Karma the brothers over at Revmo have. Ya'll reckon its about to fall on them?

By Howie at 11:15 AM | Comments |