MAY 2023 A Report by the ADL Center on Extremism
19 May 2023
MAY 2023 A Report by the ADL Center on Extremism Hate in the Bay State: Extremism & Antisemitism in Massachusetts, 2021-2022 Our Mission: To stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. [...] This report will explore the full range of extremist groups and movements operating in Massachusetts and highlight the key extremist and antisemitic trends and incidents in the state in 2021 and 2022. [...] In 2022, Massachusetts was also targeted by the “Mapping Project,” an interactive map that pinpointed the locations of Jewish communal and other community organizations that the unknown creators believe are responsible for the “colonization of Palestine” and other perceived “harms that we see linked, such as policing, US imperialism and displacement.” The map lists the names and addresses for appr. [...] In 2021 and 2022, the group held at least four events in Massachusetts, including a “festival” featuring speeches from the group’s two January 6, 2021 riot participants, an anti-vaccine demonstration which resulted in two arrests and a demonstration outside of the Chelsea FBI office to call out the “crimes of the FBI.” 12 Hate in the Bay State . [...] In response to these and other growing threats, ADL is supporting both S.971/H.1707 and S.1116 in the Massachusetts State Legislature: these crucial bills would ensure the establishment of civil remedies for targets of doxing, or the release of a person’s personal identifying information with the intent to cause physical harm or stalking.