December 2, 2023
An anisemitic flyer left in a San Diego neighborhood. Picture from NBC7 broadcast

San Diego civic leaders Monday launched a joint assertion condemning the unfold of flyers containing antisemitic and homophobic language this weekend.

Mayor Todd Gloria, Metropolis Council President Sean Elo-Rivera, Metropolis Councilmembers Jennifer Campbell and Raul Campillo, and Police Chief David Nisleit additionally known as on anybody with info to contact police or San Diego County Crime Stoppers.

“The Mayor and Metropolis Council are deeply disturbed by the invention of antisemitic and homophobic flyers in our neighborhoods. Hate speech, just like the language present in these flyers, has no place in our neighborhood,” the joint assertion reads. “The town of San Diego upholds and protects the values of inclusivity and respect for all, irrespective of faith, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender.”

On Sunday, residents in Del Cerro, San Carlos and Santee had been discovering flyers on their automobile windshields with antisemitic messages and statements bashing the LGBTQ neighborhood, CBS 8 reported.

Residents who gave their names as Adele and Scott instructed the station they discovered the flyers Friday of their neighborhood and had been enormously harm by them, bringing Adele to tears.

“I used to be crying once I first noticed these as a result of it breaks my coronary heart that individuals might be so merciless,” she stated. “Again within the ’80s, I used to be focused as a Jew. They put Nazi slogans all on the entrance of my home in spray paint and spray painted automobiles and I shied away from my religion as a result of it scared me to be Jewish.”

Adele and Scott walked up and down the streets eradicating the flyers from automobiles, they stated.

One of many flyers reportedly learn, “The Holocaust is a Lie Six Million Jews Did Not Die.”

“As a Jewish individual, they are saying the Holocaust didn’t occur,” Adele stated. “I misplaced so many members of the family that would have been right here at the moment due to the Holocaust.”

The group Cease Anti-Semitism reported that the antisemitic flyers had been dropped on the identical avenue as two synagogues — Temple Emanu-El in Del Cerro and Tifereth Israel Synagogue in San Carlos. Each locations of worship have stepped up their safety consequently, the group stated.