Did you know that anonymous hate-mongers are urging people to “celebrate” tomorrow, April 3rd, as “Punish a Muslim Day”? And that they’ve created a game to encourage and reward acts of violence? I’m horrified. We should all be. And that’s why Tanenbaum is issuing a statement condemning this act of hate.
We should also be equally horrified to hear about the French Jew, Mireille Knoll—an 85-year-old Holocaust survivor stabbed 11 times in her apartment just over a week ago before it was set on fire.
These are just two terrifying examples of what hate looks like in 2018. Sadly, they are part of a larger trend. Religiously motivated hate crimes have been on the rise over the past couple of years—worldwide.
It’s time for elected officials and everyday citizens alike to responsibly stop violence and use their influence to make sure it happens.
With a heavy heart,
P.S. Click here for our statement condemning “Punish a Muslim Day”.
P.S.S. Click here for more information on Mireille Knoll’s murder.
P.S.S.S. Click here for information on hate crimes in the U.S.