Interactive Discussion: Digital Terrorism and Hate

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Interactive Discussion: Digital Terrorism and Hate

How Terrorists and Bigots Leverage Social Networking

WHAT: Rabbi Abraham Cooper and the Southern Region of The Simon Wiesenthal Center present an interactive discussion on the growth of online radicalism and the Center's seminal report, Digital Terrorism and Hate (2010).

This year's report explores the strategies deployed by terrorist and hate groups to reach children, nourish "lone wolf" radicals and mislead the public. It also sheds light on how social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are helping to connect organized groups with isolated actors and building a sense of community without borders.

WHO: Rabbi Cooper is the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. For three decades, Rabbi Cooper has overseen the Center's international social action agenda ranging from worldwide anti-Semitism and extremist groups, Nazi crimes, to Interfaith Relations and the struggle to thwart the anti-Israel Divestment campaign, to worldwide promotion of tolerance education.  He is widely recognized as a pioneer and international authority on issues related to digital hate and the Internet.

WHEN: Nov. 29, 2010
 at 7:30pm  

WHERE: Temple Emanu-El, 1701 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139

COST: $18 Couvert, Dietary laws observed

RSVP: Flora Serebrennik at fserebrennik[at] or 305.935.2280


The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international Jewish human rights organization that confronts anti-Semitism, hate and terrorism, promotes human rights and dignity, stands with Israel, defends the safety of Jews worldwide, and teaches the lessons of the Holocaust for future generations. With a constituency of over 400,000 households in the United States, it is accredited as an NGO at international organizations including the United Nations, UNESCO, and the Council of Europe.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, the Simon Wiesenthal Center maintains offices in New York, Toronto, Miami, Paris, Buenos Aires, and Jerusalem.