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Protect America’s houses of worship in year-end appropriations package

Posted on November 28, 2020 In Op-ed, Op-eds

By Nathan J. Diament

Three years ago this month, 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, were shot to death as they gathered for Sunday services. Less than a year later, a gunman shouting “Jews must die” entered Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue on the Jewish Sabbath, killing 11 worshippers. In 2012, a shooting at a suburban Wisconsin Sikh temple left seven dead. This month, the leader of an anti-government group went on trial for bombing a mosque in suburban Minneapolis.

From small towns to major cities across the United States, perpetrators have carried out at least 14 attacks on houses of worship across the United States in the last five years, killing more than 60 people.

Read the full piece in The Hill

Source: The Hill