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What are the causes of anti semitism Anti semitism is the term to mean the hatred of Jews which was first coined by Wilheim Marr a German novelist who produced an anti-Jewish pamphlet in 1879 It was primarily used for those who did not like Jewish people but in fact anti semitism is the hatred of those who speak Semitic languages such as Jewish or Arabic It is a most misleading term because not all Semites are Jewish and Semites include people from Arabic and other backgrounds Anti semitism is a form of religious prejudice disliking people because of their religious affiliation and the causes of this hate form a similar pattern no matter who is being discriminated against African Americans Asians and people belonging to other religions Jewish people have been discriminated against since the religion was first developed somewhere between 1800 and 1500 BC by Abraham considered to be the father of the Jewish religion After the fall of the Roman Empire the Christian Church became the most powerful religion in the world and even though many of the Jews lived in peace with their Christian neighbours there was still prejudice and discrimination Many Christians believed that the Jews were responsible for killing Jesus and resented the Jews for not conforming to their dominating religion In the 1300s when the Black Death swept through Europe the Jews were blamed for the origin of the deadly bubonic plague and as a result many Jews were killed by the Christians accusing the Jews of killing Christians for religious rituals Soon Jews were made to wear badges of identification for their religion and were soon expelled from England France and Spain and Central Europe Many settled in the safety of eastern Europe and Poland Now we know a brief history of the Jewish people and the discrimination they have endured through time so we must look
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