There have been 70 recorded bomb threats against Jewish institutions since the beginning of 2017. Widespread vandalism in Jewish cemeteries has been recorded in St. Louis and Philadelphia. In the midst of political turmoil and flood of recent hate crimes, citizens from all backgrounds of faith — Christians, Muslims and Jews — have been coming together to show their support.
Our own Masood Akhtar is interviewed during the show to talk about what our group is doing to stand up and speak out in support.
After another wave of bomb threats at Jewish community centers around the country Monday, Madison faith leaders say these acts, and all other acts of hate, need to be condemned, and quickly. “If people don’t come out and comment on these publicly, I think it’s going to grow.” – Masood Akhtar
Read the full Cap. Times article here:
After a serious uptick in threats and hate speech against the Jewish community in our nation, faith leaders in Madison spoke out against these acts in support and solidarity. Masood Akhtar of Madison Muslim Community and Phil Haslanger of Memorial United Church of Christ in Fitchburg each delivered letters to rabbis and other leaders in the Jewish community expressing the support and love of their own respective groups.
Read the full story and see a video here: http://www.wkow.com/story/34602647/2017/02/24/faith-leaders-show-solidarity-behind-jews-after-recent-threats