United Nations, Oct 12 : As German authorities indicate that this week’s synagogue attack in Halle was almost certainly the work of a white nationalist, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, has called for much quicker action to stop the spread of extremism online.
Wednesday’s attempted attack on worshippers left two people dead and two others wounded. Copies of the live-streamed video were reportedly downloaded before their removal from the broadcasting platform it surfaced on, and they are still circulating online.
Highlighting the disturbing rise in violence directed at Jews, OHCHR warned that no society was immune from “viral hatred”, before echoing calls for greater protection for places of worship around the world.(UNi)