Milwaukee Jewish Organization Decries Terrorist Attacks In France

Milwaukee Jewish Federation Calls For Moderation


A Wisconsin Jewish organization is denouncing last week’s terrorist attacks in France and calling for more moderation in all nations.

Among those killed last Friday were four Jews at a kosher grocery store.

Elana Kahn-Oren of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation said there has been a string of anti-Semitic events in Europe, and more Jews are leaving for other countries.

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“This is an era of extremism. We see it in our state politics, we see it all over the world with the rise of these extremist philosophies that are satisfying in some way but that lead people away from tolerance and compromise and living respectfully with their neighbors,” said Kahn-Oren.

Kahn-Oren said additional federal security for faith, ethnic and immigrant communities may be justified. She said last Wednesday’s killings at a French magazine were also assaults on freedom of expression and freedom of the press.

A forum on Tuesday night at the Jewish Museum in Milwaukee will be held to discuss anti-Semitism in Europe. Get more details about the event here.