Standing up to far-right anti-Semitism

By Dr Rakib Ehsan

The far-right terrorist attack in Poway, California on Jewish people celebrating Passover at their synagogue is the latest in an international wave of terror against places of worship. This includes the white-supremacist mosque shootings in Christchurch and the Easter Sunday suicide bombings in Sri Lanka.

While the incident in Poway does not rank highly in terms of casualties – with one person killed and several injured – it is part of a resurgent far-right anti-Semitism in the Western world. This includes the Pittsburgh terrorist attack, where 11 were killed at a synagogue by far-right white-supremacist Robert Bowers. In Europe there has been some electoral popularity for far-right political parties of a clearly anti-Semitic character. Outside of conventional politics, the continent has seen a wave of far-right demonstrations, including last September’s neo-Nazi protests in the east German city of Chemnitz.

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