Welcome to the glories of multicultural America: as a result of these attacks, Jewish organizations in the Chicago area are stepping up security.
Incidentally, in the same area not too long ago, a Muslim student faked a hate attack against herself, resulting in an immense outpouring of support and sympathy for her from fellow students and officials at her college.
See the difference?
“Hillel, Jewish organizations heighten security measures,” by Christina Salter for the Daily Northwestern, January 22 (thanks to the):
Recent threats made to Chicago-area synagogues have motivated several Evanston and Northwestern Jewish organizations to increase security measures.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, two synagogues and a Jewish school were vandalized on Jan. 10. The graffiti included hate messages directed at Israel for its invasion of the Gaza Strip.
A week before, bomb threats were made to several Chicago-area Jewish schools. And on Dec. 29, a man threw a Molotov cocktail at the outside wall of Temple Sholom of Chicago, 3480 N. Lake Shore Drive.
The string of events in the area, combined with the ongoing conflicts between Israel and Palestine, sparked conversation over security practices at Jewish centers and synagogues in Evanston. The Fiedler Hillel Center, 629 Foster St., implemented new measures starting this week, said assistant director Cydney Topaz.
Hillel will now use a buzzer system at the front door, requiring any person entering the building to be buzzed in. In addition, any visitors will need to identify themselves while entering the building, Topaz said.
“We definitely wanted to be proactive,” she said. “Our main goal is to ensure the safety of the students.”…