Thirty Madison, Wisconsin Homes Spraypainted With Anti-Semitic Slurs
At least thirty Madison, Wisconsin homes were spraypainted with anti-Semitic slurs this weekend.
— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) February 15, 2015
At least 30 homes in Madison, Wisconsin, were vandalized overnight Friday, some with anti-Semitic slurs and swastikas.
Other residents awoke to derogatory words geared toward women and other minorities sprayed on their homes, cars, garage doors, mailboxes and driveways, according to the Coordination Forum for Countering Anti-Semitism.
One resident, Jim Stein, told Wisconsin television station WISC TV, “Everyone in the neighborhood is pretty upset.”
Stein woke up Saturday morning to discover “F— Jews” scrawled on a garage door across the street and a swastika on the driveway.
“It was, of course, extremely disturbing to me,” Stein, who is the president of the Jewish Federation of Madison, told the station. Other graffiti included a garage door defaced with the words “KKK Bound.”
Wisconsin: Photo, 2 dozen homes in Madison vandalized with swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti, no arrests pic.twitter.com/cYXRKrz4ep
— Yiddish News (@YiddishNews) February 15, 2015
There have been over thirty confirmed antisemitic incidents reported in Wisconsin in 2014.
JS Online reported:
There were 33 confirmed incidents of anti-Semitism of those reported in 2014, compared with 13 a year earlier, the audit says.
They included an unprecedented number of swastikas drawn on public and private property, continued harassment of Jewish middle and high school students, and attacks on Zionism and Israel that went beyond legitimate political criticism to attack Jews personally, according to the audit.
Among the confirmed incidents:
■At least nine swastikas were drawn, carved or painted at various places, including public streets, the driveway of a Jewish high school student’s home and in an elevator of a Jewish institution. Swastikas and a Star of David were carved at two golf greens, causing $5,000 in damage. Another included a reference to “1488,” a known white supremacist symbol.
■A man entered a Jewish facility shouting “All Jews will (expletive) burn.”
■At one business, a hairdresser told a potential client that she doesn’t cut “Jewish hair.” At another, an employee called his boss a “stingy Jew” when he refused to give him a raise.