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No to Anti-Semitism & All Forms of Hatred

Dr. Widad issued a press release today, in which she condemned the resurgence of anti-Semitic incidents and asked world leaders to put measures in place against all forms of hatred.

“We are extremely troubled at the rise in anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, North America and elsewhere, which circumvents an intent to mainstream anti-Semitism… Not even cemeteries have been exempted… Politicians have engaged in highly offensive anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations. Some of them tend to apologize under pressure, but with that, their harmful comments cannot be retracted… Action must be taken to ensure the safety and security of the Jews communities… We call on you to join us and unite against all forms of hatred.”

 

 

 

Dr. Widad Condemns Anti-Semitism and All Forms of Hatred

Dr. Widad Akreyi condemns the resurgence of anti-Semitic incidents and asks world leaders to put measures in place to protect Jews communities.

Dr. Widad Akreyimulti award-winning peace-builder and co-founder of Defend International, has issued a statements that reads:

We are extremely troubled at the rise in anti-Semitic attacks in Europe, North America and elsewhere, which circumvents an intent to mainstream anti-Semitism.

The anti-Semitic rhetoric has reached a level said to be unprecedented since WWII. Not even cemeteries have been exempted from anti-Semitic manifestations. For instance, in Quatzenheim, France, 80 Jewish gravestones were vandalized and painted with swastikas. What is more, disturbing comments that are hurtful to Jews have become common in various contexts. Politicians have engaged in highly offensive anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations. Some of them tend to apologize under pressure, but with that, their harmful comments cannot be retracted.

Regardless of the intentions of the individuals involved, this situation is unacceptable. Not only do the statements and incidents play into the most worrying stereotypes, but they also feed into disseminating conspiracy thinking about the Jews people.

We condemn the resurgence of anti-Semitic rhetoric. Action must be taken to ensure the safety and security of the Jews communities. If a line is not drawn, the consequences may prove to be irreversible and tragic.

We call on you to join us and unite against anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred.

Dr. Widad

Issued on 5 March 2019