(ReclaimingAmerica.net) – The United States, the nation that destroyed Nazism almost 80 years ago, has now succumbed to a shocking surge in domestic anti-Semitism – as indicated by FBI Director Christopher Wray, who has told Congress that the threat to Jewish Americans has now reached “historic levels.”
In a testimony to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday, Wray highlighted a disturbing surge in anti-Semitic threats across the United States, attributing this alarming trend to the aftermath of the recent attack on Israel by the Palestinian Islamist terrorist group Hamas.
On October 7, Hamas sadistically butchered over 1,400 civilians in Israel, among them at least 30 Americans. Still, Israel’s response to the attack has sparked mass anti-Jewish rallies by leftists, Muslims, and individuals of immigrant background in the US and other Western nations.
“I will say that this is a threat that is reaching in some ways sort of historic levels, in part because, as you know all too well, the Jewish community is targeted by terrorists really across the spectrum,” FBI chief Wray told Congress.
“In fact, our statistics would indicate that for a group that represents only about 2.4 percent of the American public, they account for something like 60 percent of all religious-faith hate crimes,” he elaborated.
In response to these escalating threats, Wray assured the Senate Homeland Security Committee of the FBI’s dedicated efforts to counteract this rise in anti-semitism.
The agency actively engages in initiatives through its Joint Terrorism Task Forces and hate crime investigations.
“We’re seeing the full landscape and doing our best to be proactive in this space,” Wray reassured, as cited by National Review.
The report notes that this pervasive atmosphere of anti-semitism has prompted action not just at the federal level but also at the state level.
For instance, on Tuesday, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin enacted an executive directive aimed at combating anti-Semitism within Virginia and its educational institutions.
This directive, Executive Directive Six, facilitates coordination between educational bodies from K-12 to higher education and law enforcement to address threats against any religious community. This action aligns with Youngkin’s earlier commitment, demonstrated by a similar directive signed on his first day in office.
“Hatred, intolerance, and anti-Semitism have no place in Virginia,” Youngkin said, expressing his concern about the rising apprehensions within both the Jewish and Muslim communities.