New York Senator Hit With Anti-Semitic ‘False Religion’ Hate Pamphlet
An anti-Semitic leaflet was sent to the home of a gay New York State senator who identifies as Jewish, days after swastikas were carved into his apartment building.
The leaflet that arrived at Brad Hoylman’s home on Saturday shows a black-hooded figure, labeled as “God’s Wrath,” brandishing a sword that has cut through the symbols of religious such as Islam and Judaism, and signs for peace and the LGBT movement. The image is captioned: “The Prophetic Judgment of Judaism and All False Religions and Orders.”
“False religious orders must perish…That goes for Judaism,” part of the text reads. The pamphlet also shows flames, human sacrifices and quotes religious scripture, the New York Daily News reported citing police.
Hoylman lives in a Fifth Avenue building in Lower Manhattan with his partner and their daughter. On Nov. 15. two swastikas were found carved into the building’s elevator door, an act Hoylman connected to the appointment of Stephen Bannon, associated with the alt-right, as his chief White House adviser.
Hoylman told the Daily News that he has never received literature like that at his office or home, and that he had filed a police report.
The newspaper identified the man who claimed to have sent the pamphlets, Brian Clayton Charles of Tucson, Ariz. He also has allegedly sent the same literature to Jewish institutions in Florida, Texas and California, Etzion Neuer of the Anti-Defamation League told the Daily News.
‘I’d be lying to say I wasn’t concerned about it, and I’m not alone,’ Hoylman told the newspaper of the two incidents.