Raw Story: On Thursday, The Austin American Statesman reported that Jewish communities in Central Texas have been targeted with anti-Semitic letters sealed in bags full of rocks.
AFD on scene of a small exterior fire at Congregation Beth Israel 3901 Shoal Creek Blvd. fire is out. No injuries. Arson investigators responding to assist with cause determination. pic.twitter.com/hgMvJNAk5o
— Austin Fire Info (@AustinFireInfo) November 1, 2021
Several people in Hays County received the anti-Semitic letters, which claimed that COVID-19 is part of the “Jewish” agenda, Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra said Sunday.
This weekend, people in a few cities in Hays Co received a disturbing letter. Negative actions motivated in bias is an attack against an entire community & not just an attack on a single person. This behavior is not acceptable. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/tOasZ3Go5I
— Judge Ruben Becerra (@rubenbecerrasr) November 1, 2021
One letters was headlined “WHY DO 6 JEWISH MEN CONTROL 96% OF THE MEDIA?” and showed pictures of some prominent media executives labeled with Nazi yellow Star of David patches.
According to The Daily Beast, “At least 17 anti-Semitic incidents have been reported to watch groups in Austin in the past 10 days. Austin’s Congregation Beth Israel synagogue was set on fire on Sunday night by a man who investigators said was seen carrying a five-gallon container then fleeing the scene in a car.”