Brady urges Federal agencies to address bomb threats against Jewish community centers

Feb 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA ---- “We must have immediate action against what seems to be a reign of terror threats directed at Jewish Community Centers across the country,” said Congressman Bob Brady (D., PA).

Brady has joined more than 150 Democrats and Republicans to strongly urge the FBI, Homeland Security and the U.S. Attorney General to take swift action to address the number of bomb threats that have been phoned in to Jewish Community centers scattered throughout the country. According to the Jewish Community Centers Association of North America, in the first two months of 2017 there have been 68 incidents targeting 53 Centers in 26 states.

In a joint letter, authored by Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, the bi-partisan group of Representatives urge senior federal officials to, “... advise Congress on the steps that are being taken to deter these threats from being made, to identify and prosecute the perpetrators, and to enable JCCs to enhance security measures such as physical barriers and guards.”  

Brady added, “People are calling in bomb threats to centers that offer services for Jewish and non-Jewish families where children are being cared for, these threats cannot be ignored.”