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Anti-semitism getting worse in Manitoba: B’nai Brith
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Anti-semitism getting worse in Manitoba: B’nai Brith

Anti-semitism has been getting worse over the last couple of years on the prairies. The regional director of Manitoba’s B’nai Brith, Dr. Ruth Ashrafi, tells Global News in Manitoba and Saskatchewan there was a 125 percent increase from 2020 to 2021, with 228 last year compared to 101 in 2020.And while there’s no numbers yet for 2022, Ashrafi says she’s observing a concerning amount.“What I see is swastikas on businesses and there are so many Facebook posts and websites with anti-semitic statements, such as ‘Jews are responsible for COVID’, or ‘The Holocaust never happened’ or “Jews control the media, they own the banks.'”Dr. Ashrafi says 56 percent of reported hate crimes against religious minorities are directed at Jews in Canada, even though they only make up 1.25 percent of the...