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 night’s, were perpetrated by black people.
Make no mistake, if white supremacists in MAGA hats were shooting minorities or carving them up with machetes, it wouldn’t 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 don’t 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 si
Really? Perhaps the attacks would get more media attention if a coat of whitewash was spread on the perpetrators.
Black plus machete usually means but one thing, but we’ll have to wait to be sure. However, Cuomo comes out and blames America instead of admitting to the level of acceptance of violence and anti-Semitism that has permeated the Democrat party. They have anti-Semites in Congress yet will not censure or reprimand their little loud-mouths. Nor do they denounce their high-profile anti-Semites. They give Sharpton his own program on MSNBC and, though they sometimes try to hide from public view, seek and accept Farrakhan’s approval.
Anti-Semitism, like racism, is in their heritage and DNA. Unless there is the opportunity to exploit tragedy for political gain, Democrats could not care less if Jews die at the hands of one of their more favored interest groups.
The suspect was identified as 37-year-old Thomas Grafton, no way to know (yet) what religion he is. There is a $5Million bail on him.
We might have seen him before when Occupy Wall Street or Antifa had a guy who punched a police horse. He did that.
And there’s more:
On Saturday Tiffany Harris was released without bail after punching and cursing at three Orthodox women, ages 22, 26 and 31, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn at dawn the day before. Harris was screaming, “F*** you, Jews!” during her assault on the women.Tiffany is WEARING A HEAD COVERING in the photos I’ve seen of her.
The New York Post reported:
Nice, bail reform lets anti-Semites back out on the streets.
@Nan G: Well, really… it’s not like they were wearing MAGA caps or anything serious like that.
And, as if on cue, Cuomo ignores the facts and blames Trump.
Andrew Cuomo a typical liberal democrat blame others the liberal democrats are always blaming others He is as stupid as they all are the Stupid Jackass Party just don,t like being out of power in the oval office
Why ignore attacks on anyone the knockout game, Jewish victims, homeless?
Effective use of police and swift and harsh punishment.