Philadelphia – Another Jewish Cemetery Vandalized
Less than a week after a Jewish Cemetery in St. Louis was vandalized, 100 headstones at Mount Carmel in Philadelphia were toppled.
Aaron Mallin was visiting his father’s grave, and called police at around 9:40 a.m. Sunday to advise that 3 of his family’s headstones had been damaged. When police arrived, they found that 100 additional ones had been damaged sometime Saturday night.
A “criminal mischief-institutional vandalism investigation” has been launched by Philly police.
ABC news reported,
Police said Sunday evening that the Anti-Defamation League, due to support from the Mizel Family Foundation, is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. A local Fraternal Order of Police lodge also is offering a reward of $3,000.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said authorities were doing everything possible to find those “who desecrated this final resting place.”
“My heart breaks for the families who found their loved ones’ headstones toppled,” he said in a statement. “Hate is not permissible in Philadelphia.”
Police are hopeful that it was just “drunk kids.” But given the cemetery damage last week in St. Louis, they are concerned.
Twitter is filled with blaming Trump for these damages. Calling him a “Nazi” and a “hater” the verbiage of the left is out of control. Even last week when Vice President Pence went to stand in solidarity with the Jewish people, the hate filled comments were crazy.
Who did it?
I have a question for you: in both cases, Muslims showed up as a gesture of “solidarity” for the Jews. Yet their religion teaches them to hate Jews and Christians. Were they just “helping out?”
— Muhammed Chaudhry (@EducationIQ) February 26, 2017
Anti-Semitism is on the rise in both Europe and apparently in the United States. As with other cases of hate crimes, police need to look at the possibility of it being perpetrated by those who want to manipulate the narrative.
— Gabriel Rosenberg (@GabRosenberg) February 27, 2017
The police in Philadelphia found about 100 toppled headstones at a Jewish cemetery on Sunday https://t.co/FnnKCBaJyJ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 27, 2017
— Ticia Verveer (@ticiaverveer) February 27, 2017