Scumbags deface E-Town synagogue

"Edmonton police have launched an investigation after a Nazi swastika was spray-painted on the side of a local synagogue on Christmas Eve, the latest in several attacks at Beth Shalom Synagogue over the past five years.

"Beth Shalom officials were alerted to the vandalism on Sunday, which coincided with the beginning of the eight-day Jewish festival of Hanukkah."

My deep condolences to the members of Edmonton's Jewish community over their having to face this petty, cowardly attack during their holy season. I've noticed far more Nazi skinheads in E-Town this year than I have over the last ten years, a time during which they were in obvious decline. It's distressing, to say the least; I hope all folks in the anti-racist movement and similarly minded people can band together to stop these cowards and thugs from inflicting terror and violence on innocent people.

You can check out the Canadian Jewish Congress's website here for more information on their work, including in fighting anti-Jewish bigotry.

It's worthwhile to note that there are anti-racist skinheads, too--Skin Heads Against Race Prejudice (SHARP). You can check out one of their Canadian websites here, with links to other anti-racist sites.