(JTA) – Is it OK to punch a Nazi in the face?
That’s the question animating much of the discussion of Saturday’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which quickly devolved into a brawl between rally-goers and a contingent of anti-fascist counter-protesters known as antifa. Following the clashes, a white supremacist rammed his car into the counter-protest, killing Heather Heyer, 32.
Leaders and activists across the spectrum – except U.S. President Donald Trump – have unequivocally condemned the racist, anti-Semitic rally. But they are divided on whether physically attacking white supremacists is justified simply because they are white supremacists. [Read more…]