Social Justice Campaigner: Why doesn’t antisemitism shock anymore?

12 Oct 2015 by CST

Dom Anderson, a social justice campaigner from Derby, has told the Jewish News that after promoting a Holocaust Education Trust event on social media, he was subjected to antisemitic abuse including Holocaust denial.

Anderson writes:

“I was shocked to witness anti-Semitism first-hand. I innocently tweeted about me ‘looking forward to the event’ and as soon as it was retweeted by HET, the Holocaust deniers started. I was completely blown away. The thing that shocked me the most is that the people I was with didn’t seem all that surprised. In fact, I suspect that such things are perhaps a regular occurrence to them.”

 Anderson continues by discussing the security needs of the Jewish community:

“I started to think about another Jewish friend who had told me of needing to book security for a family wedding and another who had recently posted on Facebook about doing security at a synagogue. Both of those things sounded really strange to me, but were discussed as if they were normal by my friends.”

To read the full article by Dom Anderson in the Jewish News click here.

Subscribe to News Feed

Blog Archive

Future Updates

“Since 2003, CST has been a stalwart supporter of ODIHR in its efforts to effectively monitor antisemitic hate crime in the OSCE Region. With its rigorous methodology and innovative partnerships with the British police, it is viewed by many as representing the gold standard for NGO responses to all forms of hate crime. I wish CST all success in its exciting new phase of work.”

Michael Georg Link
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights