Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Governor Cuomo blame Trump for anti-semitic attacks in New York

Democrats want to blame a recent spate of antisemitic attacks on white supremacy/nationalism and President Trump, but they are having a hard time with that argument because the attackers just don't fit the narrative.

Antisemitic attacks on the rise

Anti-semitism seems to be on the rise in the New York area. According to the BBC: "New York City police's hate crimes unit said it was investigating eight anti-Semitic incidents reported since 13 December."

But actually, the attacks have been happening more than most Americans know. We don't really know because the attacks have not fit the fake news Democrat narrative and so they have been underreported by the mainstream media. The Jewish community understands this and has suffered because of it as the attacks continue.

December 10th Jersey City antisemitic attack

On December 10th, a kosher grocery was attacked in Jersey City. Three people were killed, including two Hasidic Jews. A police detective was also killed and the two shooters were killed. New Jersey's Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that the attack was motivated by antisemitism.

"At this point, the evidence points towards acts of hate. I can confirm that we're investigating this matter as potential acts of terrorism, fueled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs."

Indeed, one of the shooters, David N. Anderson, 47 was deeply steeped in antisemitism and driven by his ideology to violence.

According to the ADL, David Anderson posted many anti-semitic sentiments under the name of Dawad Maccabees.

 In July 2015 he wrote, “Brooklyn is full of NAZIS – ASHKE-NAZIS ).”  (“Ashkenazi” is the name of a Jewish ethnic group, which includes many Hassidic and ultra-Orthodox Jews.) He went on to allege that Jews were responsible for murdering black men because “the police are their hand now.” 

Monsey antisemitic attack

The latest attack at the home of a rabbi in Monsey, New York, was also not committed by a white supremacist, or President Trump. The machete-wielding attacker had expressed interest in the Black Hebrew Israelites movement as had the Jersey City shooter, David Anderson.

So who are the Black Hebrew Israelites? Again, according to the ADL: Anti-Semitic Black Hebrew Israelites assert that white people are agents of Satan, Jews are liars and false worshipers of God, and blacks are the true “chosen people” and are racially superior to other ethnicities. 

Misplaced blame

The mayor of New York Bill De Blasio finally promised to increase law-enforcement in the neighborhoods with large Jewish populations in Brooklyn. This is good news for Jewish people in Brooklyn, but De Blasio seems to be placing the blame in the wrong place.

DeBlasio said, “An atmosphere of hate has been developing in this country over the last few years. A lot of it is emanating from Washington and it’s having an effect on all of us,” de Blasio said.

After the Jersey City attack, Democrat Rashida Tlaib falsely blamed white supremacists in a tweet for the killings. She later deleted her tweet.

Joy Behar, a co-host on The View, also jumped to the same conclusion on national TV while interviewing former New Jersey governor Chris Christie. After discussing the vicious attack on the Jews in the deli and the policeman they also killed, Behar asked Christie, "You will concede that these white nationalists have been let out of their holes?" Sadly, Christie didn't call her on her assumptions.

Waiting for a solution

It will be hard to arrive at any solution to the accelerating antisemitic violence in New York until the problem is properly identified. While the Democrats try to pin blame on their favorite scapegoats, people continue to be injured and or die. Let's pray that the governor and the mayor do the right thing to protect the folks in New York.

Maybe it is time for these Americans to take their defense into their own hands.


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