Jewish fraternity house at Emory U. defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti


(JTA) — A Jewish fraternity house at Emory University in Atlanta was targeted with anti-Semitic graffiti.

The Alpha Epsilon Pi house was defaced with swastikas and other graffiti early Sunday morning in the hours after the end of Yom Kippur.

Emory police officers have increased patrols in the area, the university’s president, Jim Wagner, said in a statement.

“On behalf of our community, I denounce this abhorrent act,” Wagner said. “It is an offense against a Jewish fraternity and the Jewish members of our community, and it is a repugnant, flagrant emblem of anti-Semitism. It is also an offense against the entire university.”

The Student Government Association sent an email Sunday night calling on the Emory community to wear blue on Monday to support Emory’s Jewish community and in condemnation of the “reprehensible act of bigotry,” the student newspaper The Emory Wheel reported.

Swastikas also were drawn on the eighth floor of the main campus library last month, the Wheel reported.

Emory police are investigating the incident.

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