STATEMENT: Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib on yesterday’s bomb threat to Stroum Jewish Community Center

For Immediate Release
February 28, 2017

Contact: Communications Director Keeley Smith
360.786.7707 | keeley.smith@ltgov.wa.gov

 

Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib on yesterday’s bomb threat to Stroum Jewish Community Center

“The intolerable rise in anti-Semitic threats and vandalism touched Washington state’s own Jewish community yesterday.

“I vehemently condemn any such threat or act of hatred. We must show our neighbors of all races, religions, and genders that diversity strengthens our community and must be respected. Our nation was founded on the principal of freedom of religion, and yesterday’s loathsome actions run contrary to such principals in the gravest possible manner, running counter to the very core of what my office, the Office of Governor Jay Inslee, and the state of Washington represent.

“At this crucial moment in history, I ask members of communities who feel at risk to contact my office. I will work to ensure that all voices are heard and valued, and work to protect individuals who do not feel safe.”

—Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib