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New Jersey - NJ Congressman Writes About His Fight Against Anti-Semitism.

Published on: May 6, 2007 10:08 PM
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New Jersey - NJ Congressman Chris Smith Of the 4th District , Has a lengthy Editorial in today’s Edition of the Ausbury Park Press, on the issue of Anti-Semitism.

He writes: Last year, 244 anti-Semitic incidents were reported in New Jersey — more than in any state other than New York.

In my congressional district, at an East Windsor middle school, vandals carved a 2-foot swastika into the floor of a boys’ bathroom. In Roosevelt, the dormitory at a yeshiva was sprayed with paint-gun bullets. At a school in Lakewood, a student shouted anti-Semitic obscenities at a school administrator. Elsewhere in New Jersey, a professor at Ramapo College found swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti on her white-board. And an anti-Semitic obscenity was written on a menorah display at a Cedar Grove high school.

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I will not remain silent in the face of such abominations. In my 27 years in Congress, I have worked to ensure that government protects the vulnerable. This includes vulnerable religious minorities — Jews from Russia to Egypt, Christians from Cuba to Romania, Buddhists from Tibet to Myanmar. It includes Jews in Monmouth County, where almost 25 percent of New Jersey’s reported incidents of anti-Semitism took place.[APP] 



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