WASHINGTON – Today the League of Women Voters of the United States CEO Virginia Kase Solomón issued the following statement regarding the rises in antisemitic and Islamophobic violence across the United States:
“The recent surges in antisemitism and Islamophobia are appalling and unacceptable. We cannot remain silent while our neighbors, friends, and families are targeted and harassed, forced to hide symbols of their faith.
“Antisemitism and Islamophobia are pervasive sentiments that unfortunately are still embedded in the minds and institutions of many Americans. Certain people, motivated by politics, bigotry, or both, have taken advantage of international conflict to promote hateful and violent attacks against Jewish and Muslim Americans. Our Jewish and Muslim neighbors are feeling these attacks in person and online in the form of verbal, physical, and sexual assault and harassment.
“The exploitation of overseas conflict to promote religiously-motivated hate is despicable and weakens America as a nation. Jewish and Muslim Americans are important and valued members of our greater national community and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
“The League of Women Voters condemns these attacks on Jewish and Muslim Americans. We stand in solidarity with our Jewish and Muslim communities against discrimination and hate.”
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