Skip to comments.We Can No Longer Ignore The Attacks On Jews In New York
Posted on 12/29/2019 7:48:23 AM PST by Kaslin
In Rockland County last night, during a Chanukah celebration at a synagogue a man stormed in with a machete and stabbed at least five victims, who were taken to the hospital. This is the latest in a string of antisemitic attacks in the New York City area, coming in the wake of the tragic killing of four people during an attack on a Jewish grocery store in Jersey City.
These two acts of violence this month have brought renewed attention to the sharp uptick in anti Jewish violence that has quietly held New York City in its grip over the past few years. Sadly, Mayor Bill de Blasio, who spent much of the year more concerned with his farcical run for president than protecting the citizens of his own city, and the state governments of New York and New Jersey have, been flatfooted in addressing the growing concern.
It has frankly been astounding how little attention attacks on Jews in the New York City area have received. If any other minority group were subject to such abuse, it would be a leading national story. Why have these attacks been swept under the carpet? The clearest answer seems to be that the news media and our political leadership are uncomfortable with the fact that many of these attacks, including last nights, were perpetrated by black people.
Make no mistake, if white supremacists in MAGA hats were shooting minorities or carving them up with machetes, it wouldnt just be news, it would be the only news. So satisfying would that narrative be to our politicians and scribes that we would scarcely be able to turn away. But alas, it’s Jews being killed and maimed. And the criminals dont fit the bill of right-wing, Trump-supporting Nazis, so, you know, it’s complicated.
De Blasio, who has ignored this festering problem for years, had this to tweet last night: Horrific, So many Jewish families in our city have close ties to Monsey. We cannot overstate the fear people are feeling right now. I’ve spoken to longtime friends who, for the first time in their lives, are fearful to show outward signs of their Jewish faith.”
Seriously, Bill? You are just realizing this now? Attacks on ultra-Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn have become an almost weekly occurrence under de Blasio. Synagogues and schuls are vandalized regularly, and children and old people are attacked. This is a crisis and has all too often happened throughout Jewish history. It has typically been ignored at best. At worst, the victims are blamed for not fitting in.
Nobody wants to talk about it, but something is going on between the black and Jewish communities in the New York City area that needs to be addressed. The Jersey City shooters were Black Hebrew Israelites; the machete-wielding man who attacked last night was also identified as black. It is time we stop simply wishing that this problem did not exist and address it full on.
For progressives like de Blasio, this is hard to do. The notion that hatred is harbored by some in the black community towards Jews does not comport with their hierarchies of oppression. So rather than deal with the problem, they ignore it. This has to stop. And it has to stop now.
It doesnt matter how uncomfortable the conversation is. The growing tensions between the black and Jewish communities in New York, harkening back to the Crown Heights riots, must be dealt with. This will take real effort, and a commitment from leaders in the black community to educate and eradicate anti-Jewish bias.
Nobody wants to talk about this, but thats just too bad. It has to be talked about before more Jews are killed. There is no bigger story than this in the five boroughs and its adjacent communities. The war on Jews has to be ended. But before it can end, it must first be acknowledged.
I for one am tired of Jew hatred and in NYC the mayor just rolls over; this is the city where that kid who stabbed the college student to death was released after being captured/turned in.
I will never forget when my idiotic Methodist church, (oh so forward thinking/ sarc) invited some Islamic group to speak about Palestine. These freaks actually referred in addressing our bunch of church ladies to Jewish Israelis as “dogs” and seemed surprised when I informed them they would get a lot further refraining from calling Jewish people dogs. Three guesses where the majority of the hate is coming from and the first two don’t count.
Imagine the outrage had the perp been met with lethal force as he should have been?
The Orthodox Jewish community should simply announce that they are distributing guns to thousands of people, without licenses. They should STATE that they are disobeying NYC gun laws in doing so, because the city has utterly failed. They should STATE how the first thing HITLER did in 1933 was establish a gun registry he used 4 years later to confiscate guns from Jews.
Then let DeCommie-O try to prosecute an Orthodox Jew for carrying w/o a license...and conservative groups should fund the case to the Supreme Court, where NYC's unconstitutional gun laws can be thrown out.
Methodists suck. QED
I have never understood anti-Semitism. I have never heard of anti-Norwegianism, anti-Japaneseism, anti-Italianism. Why all the hatred for Jews? Would somebody please explain anti-Semitism to me?
This is because Democrats have backed The agenda of those who
hate Christians and Jews, and have told the Police to stand down in many cities where the Anti_Semites and Anti Christians
Represent more votes.
God will Judge Them!
So theyve been ignoring it?
Without the Jewish vote, creeps like Cuomo and DiBlasio couldnt get elected
All the attacks lately have been black on Jew. Yet the press pushes the white male supremacist crap.
Why should I care? Polls have consistently shown that American Jews, if given a choice, would prefer an Atheist or Muslim majority nation over a Christian majority. My source is Dennis Praeger, a New himself. The day Jews quit funding, advocating, and voting nearly unanimously for Liberalusm/Marxism is the day I start to GAF.
This is the seminal line, the forest fire raging on the front lawn.
I have quit all organized religion.
Orthodox Jews vote GOP, IIRC.
“and conservative groups should fund the case to the Supreme Court, “
Not yet, we need one more lib replaced. The SC is 4 hard core libs, 3 Conservatives and 2 left of center mods. We really don’t want this SC setting precedent on the 2nd.
I am a recently baptized Christian but I follow no church and do not attend. It is my very private concern and it bothers some of my family, but that’s just how it is.
The Jews, Ashkenazim in particular, have IQs averaging 120. Many fields of endeavor come easily to them and, in doing so, garner much resentment and envy among those not so gifted.
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