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Why We Must All Do Something About Anti-Semitism
The statistics are disheartening. Hate crimes against Jews are growing at an alarming rate— up 14 percent this past year over the previous one, per the latest FBI findings. Meanwhile, awareness of anti-Semitism is going down. In a recent American Jewish Committee survey 46 percent of U.S.
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With Faith, Not Fear: A Model for How to Handle Hate
Suppose a rock crashed through your window slamming into the wall of your living room, narrowly missing the sofa where your grandchild sits. Then suppose the tires were slashed on your car and truck, with hate messages and swastikas scrawled on those vehicles.
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Preposterous accusations
I am writing regarding 20/20 and the inappropriate and outright preposterous accusations against the Church of Scientology regarding children.
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Groundbreaking Study Confirms Hate Speech-Hate Crime Connection
Hailing the study as the “first-of-its-kind,” the university released a statement in which Chunara said, “We found that more targeted, discriminatory tweets posted in a city related to a higher number of hate crimes. This trend across different types of cities (for example, urban, rural, large, and small) confirms the need to more specifically study how different types of discriminatory speech online may contribute to consequences in the physical world.”
Hate Breeds Violence—Sacramento Church of Scientology Window Smashed
“As STAND and other anti-hate organizations are finding through their monitoring, extremism and hate against minority groups is on an appalling rise,” said National STAND Director Bari Berger.
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In This Time of Tragedy, Faiths Stand Together
In his speech last year at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Dalai Lama told the world what he thought of the term "Islamic terrorism." His words have never been more fitting. "Buddhist terrorist. Muslim terrorist. That wording is wrong," he said.
L.A. County Reports 11% Rise in Religious Hate Crime
In its recently released 2019 Hate Crime Report, the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) analyzed and presented crime data submitted by law enforcement, community-based organizations and educational institutions, which together revealed that violent hate crime last year reached a 10-year high in L.A. County—with religious hate crimes rising 11 percent.
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STAND Denounces Quebec Shooting as Act of Religious Hate and Terror; Expresses Solidarity with Muslim Communities
Scientologists Taking Action Against Discrimination (STAND) expressed condolences to the Muslim community in Canada and elsewhere following Sunday’s horrific shooting in a Quebec City mosque that killed six while leaving five in critical condition.