Tag: hate crime

Jewish Agency: Anti-Semitism highest since World War II

| January 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

Anti-Semitism has reached a global peak since the end of Israel's Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip last winter, and levels of Jew-hatred have not been so high since the Second World War, according to the Jewish Agency's annual report on anti-Semitism issued on Sunday. The report was presented by Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli […]

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Jewish groups concerned at dramatic rise in attacks

| November 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

JEWISH groups have reported an ''unprecedented'' rise in racial violence and vilification in the past year. The annual meeting of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry in Sydney today will hear that there have been 962 reports of anti-Jewish violence, vandalism, harassment and intimidation against Australian Jewish organisations in the past 12 months. ''That is […]

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Hate crimes up against religious groups, new FBI numbers show

| November 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

The FBI issued its most recent statistics on hate crimes on Monday — and they showed a slight uptick in hate crimes against religious groups in 2008. Last year, there were 1,519 incidents against people based on their religion, a 9% increase from the year before. While anti-Jewish attacks make up the bulk of the […]

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Police probing N.Y. signs with ‘Kill Jews’

| October 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

NEW YORK (JTA) — Police are investigating a series of incidents involving the spread of anti-Semitic material in Brooklyn. On Wednesday morning, residents of the Bay Ridge neighborhood found hundreds of 2-inch signs with the words “Kill Jews” across part of a street, the New York Daily News reported. Authorities said identical signs had been […]

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Patchogue mayor: Man accused of hate-crime had dispute with church

| September 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

A man arrested on charges of leaving anti-Hispanic messages on the altar of a Patchogue church earlier this week and flinging a log and a bottle at a churchgoer Friday night apparently was involved in a feud with the pastor over tithing or fees, the village’s mayor said Saturday. Mayor Paul V. Pontieri Jr., reached […]

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Metro Pastor Says Twitter Post Led to Hate Crime

| July 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

KANSAS CITY, MO – A metro pastor says that his church was the target of a hate crime which he says came in response to a message he posted on Twitter. Pastor Devan Taylor of the Beyond Four Walls Church says that somebody spray-painted racial slurs urging him to get out of town after he […]

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Community honors memory of hate crime victim a decade later

| July 5, 2009 | 0 Comments

It wasn’t something anyone thought could happen in Bloomington. But on July 4, 1999, former IU student Benjamin Nathaniel Smith opened fire on a small group of people walking into the Korean United Methodist Church, killing IU Ph.D. candidate Won-Joon Yoon. “The physical brutality is not the norm here,” said Pam Freeman, associate dean of […]

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Police: Vandalism at Salinas synagogue may be a hate crime

| June 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Salinas police detectives are investigating vandalism at Temple Beth El as a possible hate crime after swastikas and ethnic slurs were found at the synagogue's property last week. David Finkelstein, first vice president of Congregation Temple Beth El, said swastikas, anti-Semitic and Nazi graffiti, "among other things" had been scrawled on the sidewalks and entry […]

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Racist Graffiti Found At Potter’s House

| June 16, 2009 | 0 Comments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer are investigating after racist graffiti and images were painted all over a the property of a popular Jacksonville church on Monday. Vandals painted words and images such as white power, a swastika, KKK, the n-word, as […]

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