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House lawmakers urge federal inquiry into ‘Mapping Project’

‘We ask that you investigate the use of the Mapping Project by extremist organizations,’ the lawmakers wrote in a letter to federal law enforcement officials

A bipartisan group of 37 House members is urging federal law enforcement agencies to investigate the potential use of the Boston-area “Mapping Project” by extremist groups.

The Mapping Project, published earlier this month by an anonymous group of BDS supporters, alleges links between a range of Massachusetts Jewish groups and police, government, media and other institutions. The project blames these groups for a range of nefarious activities and calls for them to be “dismantle[d].” The project’s centerpiece is a map showing the physical locations of the groups, as well as listing the names of some of their staff. The project has been widely condemned by local and national officials.

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