- The FBI sent a news alert on Thursday about a “broad threat” against New Jersey synagogues.
- The agency released few details and said it was “taking a proactive measure” in response.
- Antisemitism in the US increased by 34% in 2021, according to the Anti-Defamation League
The FBI’s Newark division released an alert on Thursday about a “broad threat” against synagogues — Jewish houses of worship — in New Jersey.
“The FBI has received credible information of a broad threat to synagogues in NJ,” the FBI wrote on Twitter. “We ask at this time that you take all security precautions to protect your community and facility. We will share more information as soon as we can. Stay alert. In case of emergency call police.”
—FBI Newark (@FBINewark) November 3, 2022
The threat against synagogues comes amid rising antisemitism in the US.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, which combats discrimination against Jewish groups, the organization found 2,717 incidents of assault, harassment, and vandalism in 2021. That’s a 34% increase in incidents from 2020, according to the ADL.
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