Why Won’t the US Justice Department Investigate Antisemitism?
by Johanna Markind
October 21, 2016
Despite the Obama administration’s touting itself as the most transparent in history, its Justice Department has stonewalled requests for information about its efforts to combat antisemitism; this stands in stark contrast to its very public talk about fighting anti-Muslim crime. Readers may remember Rick Santorum telling the audience at a 2015 presidential debate, “There’s [sic] four times as many acts of violence against Jews than there are against Muslims, [but] I never hear the president talk about that.” The statistic is roughly accurate, according to a comparison of the raw numbers of reported hate crimes targeting each community in 2014. READ MORE