April 21, 2004

Anti-Semitism on Staten Island, NY

From the Staten Island Advance comes this story of a group of four Middle Eastern people 16, 17, 18 and 21 who harassed and physically confronted some Jewish students from a local school. bq. Four Staten Islanders have been charged with a bias crime for allegedly yelling anti-Semitic slurs at Jewish students in West Brighton, and students said it is just the latest in a spate of anti-Semitic incidents to occur near their school. Bias crime??? This is hate and intolerance, not bias. bq. The students said they are often subjected to anti-Semitic remarks by students of Prall Intermediate School in West Brighton and other people in the neighborhood. The attackers yelled anti-semitic remarks, threw two bottles at the kids, got out of the car and physically confronted them only to leave when they saw that the kids were calling someone on a cell phone. Posted by DaveH at April 21, 2004 1:45 PM