Simon Wiesenthal Center Denounces Swastika Banner Flying Over New York and New Jersey


the-international-raelian-movement-swastikaThe Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned The International Raelian Movement for flying a banner with a swastika over beaches in New York and New Jersey this past weekend.

Rabbi Steve Burg, Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center said: “Seeing a swastika displayed so prominently in New York and New Jersey, where there are large communities of Holocaust survivors, is extremely offensive and chilling. It is clear to us that The International Raelian Movement is trying to send a very strong message of hate, regardless of their claims. We condemn this incident in the strongest possible terms. 70 years after the Holocaust, it is very scary to see these symbols in America. Our fight against Anti-Semitism, racism and bigotry is far from over. Actions like these make that abundantly clear.”

Rabbi Burg concluded by saying, “The swastika will forever be a symbol of extreme hate, no matter how much The International Raelian Movement tries to convince people otherwise. The Museum of Tolerance New York stands ready to offer its assistance towards any efforts to overcome this act of hateful bigotry.”

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. please tell us what to do and whom to write or call in protest I cant sit here at my computer and do NOTHING Thats been done before I’ve heard