Guv Kelly Laments Rise Of Antisemitism Amid Holocaust Commemoration

Haters are drawn to stories about support for local faith communities BUT the words of support are important from BOTH sides of the aisle and given that many extremist NEXTGEN progressives are now flirting with nasty online rhetoric . . . Check-it:

Gov. Laura Kelly said the state’s annual Holocaust commemoration Monday inspired by one of humankind’s darkest chapters of genocide felt more significant given escalation in blatant acts of antisemitism in Kansas and elsewhere in the United States.

Kelly said the Jewish Community Relations Board reported a 500% increase in antisemitic incidents in Kansas City. A budget bill approved by the 2024 Legislature included $500,000 for bullet-resistant window film and anti-vehicle limestone barriers at Jewish centers in the state.

Last year, a vendor had to be expelled from Overland Park’s farmer market because of antisemitic threats on social media. A Topeka synagogue was graffitied with pro-Palestinian messages in February.

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Kansas governor points to contemporary 'echoes' of Holocaust in cities, state and nation * Kansas Reflector

Gov. Laura Kelly takes part in Holocaust remembrance in Topeka, sounds an alarm in response to surge in antisemitic prejudice, hatred and conduct.