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Capitol riot 'inspiration for extremism', FBI boss warns

From the BBC:

The number of US homegrown terror cases has risen sharply, the FBI boss has said, as he warned that the deadly January Capitol riot may serve as 'inspiration' for extremists.

Some 2,000 FBI domestic terror probes are open, up from 1,400 at the end of 2020, Director Chri…

Wisconsin sees 36% increase in reported antisemitic incidents in 2020

MILWAUKEE — Antisemitic incidents reported in Wisconsin increased 36% from 2019 to 2020, according to a report released today by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Milwaukee Jewish Federation.

“2020 was sadly, but not surprisingly, another high-water mark year for antisemitic in…

Kentucky Becomes First State to Adopt IHRA Anti-Semitism Definition

By Philissa Cramer

LOUISVILLE, KY - For the first time, a U.S. state has officially adopted a definition of anti-Semitism that has ignited debates worldwide over the extent to which criticism of Israel should be considered anti-Semitic.

Lawmakers in Kentucky voted to adopt the definition…

Michigan professor fired for anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic tweets

Source: Cleveland Jewish News

BIG RAPIDS, MI - A physics professor at a Michigan university was fired on Thursday after being put on administrative leave in November for posting anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic comments on Twitter.

Thomas Brennan, who taught at Ferris State University i…

“This was a hateful and Anti-Semitic act;” Student’s Israeli flag egged

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Members of the University of Illinois’ Jewish community are on edge after a student said someone egged the Israeli flag hanging outside on his balcony.

The incident happened early Monday morning just after 1:00.

Jeremy Zelner said he was working on a paper when…