Anti-Semitic posters in California portray Jews as rapists

Northern California synagogue vandalized with posters portraying Jews as rapists, using anti-Semitic slurs, and praising Hitler's 'warning'.

JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff,

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Anti-Semitic posters portraying Jews as serial rapists and praising white supremacist mass-murderer Dylann Roof were pasted to a synagogue in suburban Sacramento, California over the weekend.

Members of congregation Or Rishon on Saturday morning discovered about 10 to 15 of the hate posters stuck to the building, The Sacramento Bee reported. They were placed on the building overnight between Friday and Saturday.

The posters included one seemingly justifying the June 2015 mass-shooting committed by white supremacist Dylann Roof at a predominantly black church in South Carolina, killing nine. Other posters featured anti-Semitic caricatures.

One poster portrayed Jews as rapists, showing an image of disgraced former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and a man with side-locks sexually assaulting a non-Jewish woman. The poster also appears to praise Adolf Hitler and other prominent anti-Semites, exhorting the public to heed their "warnings" against Jews. The poster also used an anti-Semitic epithet.

"Yikes! Kikes! Hitler, Rockwell, and Pierce warned you about sleazy Hollywood kikes," the poster said, referencing white supremacists William Luther Pierce and George Lincoln Rockwell.

The incident was reported to the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department and the FBI, according to the report.

Security camera footage is being reviewed, the temple’s president, Kimberly Olker, told local NBC affiliate KCRA, Channel 3 news.

Rabbi Alan Rabishaw told the Bee that he has received messages of support from community leaders and leaders of the Muslim community. He said it is the first time the temple, which serves about 275 families, has been targeted.

He told the newspaper the temple will not change how it operates in response to the attack.

“They’re not in control, not even a little bit. We’re not hiding, we’re not afraid. We just do what we do with joy and peace in our hearts,” he said.