Muslim group condemns growing anti-Semitism
USCMO vehemently condemns the growing wave in anti-Semitism in the US and the desecration of a Jewish cemetery
The US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), a coalition of several leading national and local Muslim organizations and institutions, strongly condemns the growing wave in anti-Semitism in the US, and the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, MO.
In recent weeks, anti-Semitic activity has increased across the country, with swastikas and other hate speech graffitied on both Jewish buildings and public spaces such as subways, bomb threats being called into Jewish daycare’s and community centers, and desecration of Jewish sacred spaces. “It is unconscionable that anyone would slip into a cemetery and vandalize it, destroying headstones and graves and disrespecting those who rest beneath them as well as their loved ones.”, USCMO General Secretary Oussama Jammal said in a statement.
USCMO stands firm against racism and hate crimes, and calls on the Trump administration to cease its discriminatory rhetoric and anti-immigration/anti-Muslim tone which have led to attacks not only on the Jewish community, but other minorities as well.