A backlash against both Jews and Muslims is being felt in the United States as violence escalates in the Middle East.
The Council on American Islamic Relations reports it received 110 cases of hate between October 7 and 24. That’s a notable increase from the 63 reports in the entire month of August.
CAIR says that’s the largest increase since 2015 when President Trump announced his intent to close the borders to all Muslims trying to enter the U.S.
Meanwhile, anti-semitism also appears on the rise.
The Anti-Defamation League recorded 312 anti-semitic incidents from October 7 through the 23rd, reported CBS. That’s almost five times higher than the same period last year.
Analysts have also seen a 1000 percent increase in the daily hate messages spewing on the messaging platform Telegram that mention Jews and Israel on white supremacist extremist channels.
“When conflict erupts in Israel, antisemitic incidents soon follow in the U.S. and globally,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement to CBS. “From white supremacists in California displaying antisemitic banners on highway overpasses to radical anti-Zionists harassing Jewish people because of their real or perceived support for the Jewish state, we are witnessing a disturbing rise in antisemitic activity here while the war rages overseas.”
Palestine Legal, a non-profit serving the Palestinian community in the U.S., says its received 260 reports of hate incidents in just the last two weeks.
It also says some people have been fired from their jobs for supporting Palestinian human rights on social media or signing statements.
AsAmNews is published by the non-profit, Asian American Media Inc. Follow us on Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our efforts to produce diverse content about the AAPI communities. We are supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library in partnership with the California Department of Social Services and the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs as part of the Stop the Hate program. To report a hate incident or hate crime and get support, go to CA vs Hate.