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Jewish groups across the US receive bomb threats, forcing evacuations

  • Numerous Jewish community centers on the east coast received anonymous bomb threats via phone Monday, forcing evacuations and police responses.
  • Some of the calls were prerecorded while others were live, and likely came from the same telephone number. 
  • NBC reported threats were made to facilities as far apart as New Jersey, Florida, Maryland, Tennessee and South Carolina. In a statement, the Anti-Defamation League said threats were also received in Delaware.
  • Facilities across the county were evacuated, though authorities did not discover any explosive devices. 
  • Jewish schools in London also received bomb threats, though it was not clear whether the incidents are connected. Read more
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White nationalists are posting “Imagine a Muslim-Free America” fliers on college campuses

  • Anti-Muslim fliers affiliated with the American Vanguard, a white nationalist organization, have appeared on college campuses nationwide.
  • Students from the University of Texas at Austin, University of Central Florida and Rutgers University tweeted photos of a flier reading “Imagine A Muslim-Free America." 
  • The flier was in black and white with a silhouette of the Twin Towers depicted in the background. American Vanguard’s Texas group has taken credit for the posters at UT Austin.
  • The University of Texas at Austin released a statement on Tumblr notifying students that the fliers were removed since it was defacing the campus property.
  • Sarah Khan, a senior at the University of Texas, expressed frustration at the university’s response, noting that it did not explicitly condemn the fliers nor did it offer support or resources to students who felt affected by the incident. Read more (2/14/17 12:45 PM)

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