ADL AUDIT: Anti-Semitic Assaults Rise Dramatically Across the Country in 2015

The number of violent anti-Semitic assaults taking place in the United States rose dramatically last year, contributing to a three percent rise in the total number of anti-Semitic incidents reported in 2015 compared to 2014, according to new data from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). ADL’s annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, issued June 22, recorded a
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ADL Welcomes Investigation of Flag Desecration

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemns the desecration of a gay pride flag in Tomball and welcomes law enforcement’s investigation of the incident as a possible hate crime. According to news reports, the flag belonged to a Tomball man who displayed it on his front lawn as a show of support for all affected by the
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ADL Sends Letter to Republican Party Chair Denouncing Pastor’s Anti-Muslim Remarks

After reports surfaced that a pastor for the Harris County Republican Party tried to convince party members not to vote to put a Muslim party member on a committee because he was Muslim, ADL sent a letter to Harris County Republican Chair Paul Simpson denouncing Pastor Trebor Gordon’s remarks and actions. Here is a copy
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Region Writes Dairy Queen About Restaurant with Anti-Hindu Signs

In a letter to American Dairy Queen Corporation’s President and CEO John Gainor, ADL expressed concern that Kemah Dairy Queen owner Muhammad Dar, displayed hateful signs in and outside the restaurant that equated racism with Hinduism. ADL’s letter read:  “While Mr. Dar has a First Amendment right to display these signs, we join with those
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2016 No Place for Hate® Luncheon

2016 No Place for Hate® Luncheon Honoring the Recipients of the Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Award Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Hilton Houston Post Oak 2001 Post Oak, Houston, TX 77056 11:15 am – Meet & Greet with Dr. Jennifer Arnold for Table Hosts 11:30 am – Registration/Check-In, 12:00 pm – Lunch Keynote Speaker Dr. Jennifer Arnold,
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Women’s Initiative Luncheon: A Conversation with Lisa Falkenberg

The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Houston Chronicle will speak on a variety of issues of importance to the ADL community, including the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, Syrian refugees, Texasw’ grand jury system and education equity. ADL National Civil Rights Director Deborah Lauter will moderate.
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