According to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, white supremacy is to blame for a recent spate of Farrakhan-influenced black men attacking Jews throughout the metropolitan city.
“I think it’s really clear … the forces of white supremacy have been unleashed,” he said at a press conference earlier this month. “I think what’s happening in this country is a lot of folks used to be told it was unacceptable to be anti-Semitic, to be racist, and now they’re getting more permission.”
NYC hate crimes up 67 percent with 145 incidents so far this year vs 87 this time last year. “Forces of white supremacy have been unleashed,” says @NYCMayor when asked to explain the increase. pic.twitter.com/fLD9oy5Tx1
— Jeff Mays (@JeffCMays) May 2, 2019
Some believe the stunning remarks were in reference to President Donald Trump, whom the NYC mayor and his peers have repeatedly (and falsely) accused of propping up white supremacy. No matter, because his statements by themselves were glaringly divorced from the facts.
“[M]any if not most of the assailants are black or Hispanic men,” David Marcus, a Brooklyn-based theater maker who serves as The Federalist’s NYC correspondent, noted in a recent report.
Last month a Jewish man who casually said “hello” to a black man as he was walking home from services at a nearby synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was brutally attacked and choked.
Meet Menachem Moskowitz. He lives in my neighborhood: Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
This is a picture of him after a man tried to choke him to death after yelling that he was a “Fake Jew.”
The same phrase Farrakhan uses.
Stop telling me his hate speech doesn’t lead to violence. pic.twitter.com/7TIWwhtaN9
— Elad Nehorai (@PopChassid) November 13, 2018
Three months earlier, three black men approached and then proceeded to beat a 51-year-old Jewish man on the streets of Crown Heights, reportedly leaving him with cuts and bruises.
Watch footage of the attack below:
Speaking with The Daily Caller, local community leader Geoffrey Davis, reportedly an elected official in New York’s 43rd assembly district, blamed the attacks on black racism against Jews.
He specifically called the attacks the result of “a misplaced anger by black people who have a tendency of lashing out at Jewish people under the assumption that they are creating havoc in our community — which they are not.” It’s an anger amplified by the likes of hate-monger Rev. Louis Farrakhan, whose ties to de Blasio’s Democrat Party run deep.
Other local officials said the same thing.
“City Councilman Chaim Deutsch, who represents part of Brooklyn, confirmed that most of the Crown Heights attacks were by African-Americans, and community activist Rabbi Yaacov Behrman, director of Operation Survival, said that of at least two dozen cases of anti-Hasidic attacks he’s aware of in the last year, all but two were by blacks,” The Daily Caller reported.
Behrman reportedly added that he was frustrated by attempts by the media (and now Democrats as well, it would appear) to falsely pin the anti-Semitism New York “on the far right.”
One local, identified only by the nickname Mendy, described being punched “quite hard” in the face by a black man recently while simply walking down the street late at night.
“[I]t’s completely one-sided. People in the Jewish community aren’t walking down the street attacking others. We’re not interested in fighting with our neighbors,” he reportedly said.
He and his peers in Crown Heights reportedly “rejected the idea that forces often linked to President Trump had anything to do with the attacks.”
Mendy in particular said that the perpetrators “aren’t white supremacists wearing MAGA hates and shooting up black churches.”
According to The Daily Caller, “Crown Heights has been the site of ongoing tensions since a three-day race riot in 1991 in which black youth attacked Jews on the street, killing one rabbinical student.”
Those riots were led by current Democrat Party activist Al Sharpton …
Al Sharpton to be given honorary doctorate by Crown Heights college 28 years after igniting race war https://t.co/Cm5CDYs13H
— Brad Moors (@badassbugleboy) April 17, 2019
Such facts do not seem to concern de Blasio or his ilk. If anything, the race of the suspects seems to have motivated them to remain mostly silent about these spate of attacks.
“[I]t is the varied backgrounds of people who commit hate crimes in the city that make combating and talking about anti-Semitism in New York much harder,” The New York Times lamented last year.
The insinuation was clear.
“It means that if these assaults were being committed by white men in hoods or MAGA hats, it would not be ‘hard to talk about,'” Marcus noted for The Federalist.
“It would be a clear-cut case of bigotry that needs to be fought with every tool in our arsenal. Instead, journalists are wringing their hands about intersectionality, and careful not to indulge the narrative that these physical attacks are coming from blacks and Hispanics in bordering neighborhoods, even though that narrative is absolutely true.”
And in de Blasio’s case, he’s kvetching about white supremacy in what appears to be an attempt to link the president to the anti-Semitism in his city.
Never mind that it is the Democrat Party that has fully embraced anti-Semitism. Just recently Democrat Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib descried experiencing “a calming feeling” when she thinks about the Holocaust, in part because in its aftermath, the Palestinians helped create “a safe haven for Jews.” Even CNN slammed her for her glaring insensitivity and historical revisionism.
But not House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She instead defended the anti-Semitic congresswoman;
Republicans’ desperate attempts to smear @RepRashida & misrepresent her comments are outrageous. President @realDonaldTrump & House GOP should apologize to Rep. Tlaib & the American people for their gross misrepresentations.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) May 13, 2019
Democrats have also defended fellow anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
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