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Congressman Mike Quigley

Representing the 5th District of Illinois

Quigley Statement on Recent Anti-Semitic Threats and Acts

Feb 21, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05) released the following statement on recent threats and acts of vandalism made against Jewish sites:

“Hatred has no place on the streets of our communities, in the halls of our government, or in our houses of worship; and it is up to all of us to denounce anti-Semitism in the strongest terms. The devastating vandalism at a historic Jewish cemetery in St. Louis this past weekend should trouble every American, including those in the Administration. Additionally, this weekend’s wave of bomb threats targeting 11 Jewish community centers across the country is part of a disturbing trend, as JCCs in 26 states received almost 60 bomb threats last month alone. These threats not only attack our pledge to religious freedom but jeopardize our founding principles of equality, justice, and opportunity for all. President Trump must use his office to step up and not only condemn these anti-Semitic threats but work to address the hatred that fuels them, which will only spread in the face of silence.”

Rep. Quigley recently joined community leaders at an interfaith gathering following a hate crime against Chicago Loop Synagogue.