Letter: Hate crimes – Caribbean News Now

Dear Sir:

We are saddened by the tragedies of hate crimes in Pittsburgh, PA, on last Saturday and in Jeffersontown, KY, last Wednesday. Our souls grieve for the families, the communities, and our country. In the United States, the most advanced democracy in the world, we have fallen off track. We are hurdling towards a path of escalating hate, led by the twin evils of anti-Semitism and racism.

As we learn more about the perpetrator who entered the Tree of Life Synagogue yelling “All Jews Must Die,” we realize that his hate grew over time. He was making threats on social media over a month before the shooting. Along with virulent displays of anti-Semitism, other posts repeated standard white supremacist slogans. The main photo on his social media page was of the number…

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