Amish harassment


Philadelphia Daily News is reporting an arsonist’s work in Lancaster County.  The result:  one Amish schoolhouse burned, causing an estimated $20,000 in damage.

Were these run-of-the-mill delinquents or someone with a grudge?

The Amish are easy to go after.  As Amish turn the other cheek rather than fight back, they make tempting targets for some troublemakers.

Yet other incidents of harassment and violence have come from individuals, for whatever reason, harboring ills towards the community–perhaps an English person with a longstanding score to settle or someone formerly of the community ‘getting back’ for a long-ago wrong.

Whoever did it, the result is the same, and given the history of the area, a stomach-churning reminder of past tragedy.

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