ED Agency Reveals Action Steps To Fight Antisemitism & Islamophobia

Israel’s fight against Hamas militants has spurred protests on college campuses, and on Tuesday, the Biden administration released resources to safeguard Jewish and Arab students.

In an attempt to protect students from discrimination and harassment, the Department of Education has announced new initiatives.

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona wrote in a press statement that there is no tolerance for bigotry in our K-12 or higher education institutions. Antisemitism, Islamophobia, and all kinds of discrimination are contradictory to who we are as Americans.

Arkansas’ Tom Cotton, North Carolina’s Ted Budd, and Florida’s Marco Rubio, all Republicans in the Senate, wrote to Cardona on November 8 to inquire about the department’s intentions to safeguard Jewish students.

The Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships will help schools and campuses include Jewish, Muslim, and other religious groups. Encourage multifaith student clubs, after-school activities, and school-based cross-community interaction.

Since October 7, when Hamas terrorists slaughtered over 1,400 Israelis, and Israel declared war, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has documented 312 antisemitic incidents throughout the United States. In the same period the previous year, there had been 64 recorded occurrences, a 388% increase.

On November 9th, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) claimed that between October 7 and November 4th, they had received 1,283 requests for assistance and claims of bigotry, a 216% increase from 2022, when they estimated receiving 406 complaints on average over a 29-day period.

According to a report from 2015 of a leaked FBI flowchart, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has ties to the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas.

Using data obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) was able to determine that CAIR is a part of the more prominent terrorist organization.

In the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial of 2007, CAIR was branded an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas fundraising case that ended all FBI-CAIR collaboration.