HARRISBURG – Rep. Sue Helm (R-Dauphin/Lebanon) issued the following statement regarding the recent crimes and threats against the Jewish community in the Harrisburg area and other parts of Pennsylvania.
“These cowardly acts of hatred against our friends and neighbors are very concerning to me. Such crimes targeting any religion should not and will not be tolerated.
“It is disturbing that small children and others at Jewish community centers were singled out simply because of their faith. The vandalism that took place at Jewish cemeteries is especially despicable because they are places where the dead are honored, not defiled.
“I stand with the Jewish community, and all those who believe in religious freedom, in condemning the bigotry represented by these incidents and call on authorities to work diligently in their investigations in order to bring the perpetrators to justice quickly.”
Representative Sue Helm
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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