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Hate Crimes Against Muslims and Jews on The Rise

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Demonstrators including Muslims, Christians and Jews take part in a protest against Islamophobia following the attacks at Christchurch in New Zealand on March 24, 2019 (Anadolu via Getty Images)

Hate crimes against Jews and Muslims in the U.S. are reaching all time highs according to the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism. Since the start of the Israel-Hamas war, three college students wearing Palestinian scarves were shot in Vermont, synagogues have been targets of gunshots and vandalism, and reports of physical assaults against Jews and Muslims are rapidly rising. Fears of physical violence have many wondering if they should remove headscarves and yarmulkes. We’ll talk to experts about the rise in hate and how Muslims and Jews around the region are coping.

Guests:

Dov Waxman, political science professor, UCLA; director, UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies; Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Chair, UCLA Israel Studies

Maha Elgenaidi, founder and executive director, Islamic Networks Group - a nonprofit focused on building understanding of Muslim and other marginalized groups

Ruth Ferguson, activist; co-writer, San Francisco Chronicle op-ed "As San Francisco Muslims and Jews, We've Always Felt Safe in Our City. Until Now."

Nadia Rahman, founder, Rahman Consulting. Rahman co-wrote the San Francisco Chronicle opinion essay, "As San Francisco Muslims and Jews, We've Always Felt Safe in Our City. Until Now."

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