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Lawmakers Rebuke Anti-Semitic Attacks on Parkland Students

Lawmakers Rebuke Anti-Semitic Attacks on Parkland Students

By    |   Friday, 13 April 2018 03:11 PM

A group of lawmakers from both parties issued a letter that rebuked anti-Semitic attacks on students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the site of a Feb. 14 shooting attack.

"It is shameful for anyone to attack students — especially survivors of gun violence—with anti-Semitic slurs and Nazi comparisons. Policy differences are never an excuse for anti-Semitism," the lawmakers said in a statement, The Hill reported.

Anti-Semitic and anti-gun control fliers were left on the campus of American University this week. Police arrested one person who was caught in the act of posting the fliers, which contained a depiction of one of the student survivors and Adolf Hitler, Yahoo News reported Monday.

The letter was signed by two Democrats and two Republicans: Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., and Eliot Engel, R-N.Y., the report said.

"We reject any inappropriate evocation of the Holocaust or comparison to Nazis," Deutch wrote in a tweet.

Dr. Fanta Aw, the vice president of campus life and inclusive excellence at American University, called the posting of the fliers on campus “deeply offensive.”

“Particularly given that these posters were found during a week in which we remember those who were lost in the Holocaust, we understand how hurtful and deeply offensive this can be to our Jewish community and to all who mourn in solidarity with them,” Aw said in a statement, The Hill reported.

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A group of lawmakers from both parties issued a letter that rebuked anti-Semitic attacks on students from the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the site of a Feb. 14 shooting attack.
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