Cul­ture critic: Jews Are Top Tar­gets in Canada

New York Post - - POST OPINION - — Com­piled by Adam Brod­sky & Bren­dan Clarey

Jews were the tar­get of 38 per­cent of Canada’s re­li­gious hate crimes in 2015, Tablet’s Yair Rosen­berg notes, cit­ing a govern­ment study. Mus­lims are next most tar­geted. “Hate crimes tar­get­ing the Jewish pop­u­la­tion ac­counted for 13 per­cent of all hate crimes,” the study found, “fol­lowed closely by hate crimes tar­get­ing the Mus­lim pop­u­la­tion (12 per­cent).” As a re­sult, Rosen­berg ar­gues, anti-Semitism is closer to home than many think. The study serves as “a re­minder,” he says, “that while anti-Semitism is thank­fully far rarer in North Amer­ica than places like Europe and the Mid­dle East, it is far from dor­mant.” And de­spite “com­pris­ing only tiny per­cent­ages of their lo­cal pop­u­la­tion, Jews are con­sis­tently a top tar­get for hate crimes.”

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