CHICAGO (CBS) — The head of the Anti-Defamation League in the Midwest said the fact that a Jewish man was arrested doesn’t diminish the impact of the crime.At Least 9 People Killed, 47 Wounded So Far In Chicago Weekend Gun Violence; 3-Year-Old Boy Among Survivors
After more than 160 bomb threats at Jewish centers in North America, there is some relief, now that an arrest has been made, said the Anti-Defamation League. WBBM’s Steve Miller reports
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“This doesn’t make us reanalyze what we have seen as a real uptick in anti-Semitism.”
Lonnie Nasatir is the regional director for the Upper Midwest Region for the Anti-Defamation League.
“I don’t think this should just be discounted now and say, ‘There’s no more anti-Semitism. It was done by a Jewish person,'” Nasatir said. “We’ve seen so much – in terms of cemetery desecration and what we saw at the Loop synagogue here in Chicago.”MORE NEWS: Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine Works In Kids Ages 5 To 11; Will Seek U.S. Authorization
The ADL said three Jewish community facilities in Chicago and the suburbs have received bomb threats this year.