Radicalism | As the internet fuels extremism, American Jews are increasingly becoming targets of an ancient hatred
by Sophia Lee
Posted 6/13/19, 02:05 pm
Noah Farkas still remembers the night someone targeted his family.
He was a 10th grader in Plano, Texas, where he and his family were one of the few Jewish families in a mostly Southern Baptist town. At about 3 a.m., he woke up to a thunder of booms and cracks outside his bedroom window. Someone had planted pipe bombs on their front yard. The family’s brick mailbox lay shattered to pieces on the street, their lawn glowed with flames, and on top of their car hung a T-shirt flag painted with swastikas and angry words: “Get Out Jew!” “We know who you are.”