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Local religious leaders band together to condemn rising cases of antisemitism – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida neighborhood is rising towards hate, citing antisemitism has develop into a really actual and troubling pattern.

According to a current examine, Florida alone has had a 71% improve in antisemitic incidents up to now two years.

In North Miami, religious leaders of completely different faiths gathered Friday to say this should cease.

“So far this year, there have been 138 antisemitic incidents in the state of Florida reported to the Anti-Defamation League, 19 in Miami-Dade County alone,” stated a religion chief.

Interfaith clergy desires South Florida to get up to an increase of antisemitic statements and crimes.

“To those who aren’t Jewish, it may seem like this spike in antisemitism — anti-Jewish hate — is recent. It’s not,” stated a religion chief.

Local religious leaders got here together to denounce what they stated is rising antisemitism on this nation and in our neighborhood, together with anti-Black and brown racism.

“Today we say enough is enough,” stated a religion chief. “We unequivocally and unapologetically denounce any blatant disrespect, disregard, demoralization of our Jewish brothers and sisters.”

“The responsibility we have as a community is to talk to like-minded people,” a religion chief stated.

Earlier this week, Weston was hit by antisemitic messages for the second time this month. Swastikas and different derogatory phrases had been discovered scrawled throughout components of a playground at Hunters Pointe Park.

Similar messages of hate had been spray painted across the Weston Hills neighborhood, on Yom Kippur.

“It’s unsettling, it’s frightening because I don’t know what’s going happen to me if I walk down the street,” stated a resident.

And lately, in Jacksonville, antisemitic messages had been discovered outdoors of a stadium throughout a soccer recreation.

This is on the heels of hateful messages unfold on Twitter by entertainer Kanye West, which led to his suspension from the social media platform and ended his partnership with Adidas.

Local clergy stated we can’t settle for this.

“To judge, to prejudge someone’s faith, ethnicity, origin or worship practice is absolutely demonic, evil and wicked at its core,” a religion chief stated.

The FBI stated on Wednesday they obtained credible data of a broad menace to synonguages in New Jersey.

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