Check out where the mayor — who has sat idly by while anti-Semitism is on the rise in his city — thinks the blame should lie.
I’ll give you a hint: he’s not laying the blame with the perpetrators.
Failed Presidential candidate Bill de Blasio blames an “atmosphere of hate” for the rise in anti-Semitic attacks in several New York boroughs. But he says that the hate isn’t originating in Brooklyn where many of the attacks are happening, but rather, it’s coming from straight from Washington D.C.
Sure, Bill. Maybe it’s coming from the “D” side of the aisle with members of Congress like Rep. Ilhan Omar(D-MN), Rep. Rashida Tlaib(D-MI), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY) who have spouted anti-Semitic tropes and are quiet when attacks against Jews aren’t perpetrated by white nationalists. You know, those same folks that cozy up to the anti-Semitic leader of UK’s Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn.
But you know Bill isn’t blaming his comrades for this — it’s an attack on the President of the United States whose daughter has converted to Judaism, has been a great friend to Israel, and recently ensured protection for Jews from bigotry on college campuses.
“We are in a crisis right now,” de Blasio said Sunday afternoon, adding, “What we’re seeing is a growth of anti-Semitism in this country that is profoundly dangerous. It is happening in Europe as well.”
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,” he said.
When asked if he was blaming Trump, he said, “not just the president,” but said “we need a different tone, starting in Washington … that encourage this country to actually find some unity and some common ground” that he does not think the country has had in recent years.
NYC Mayor Deblasio just blamed @realDonaldTrump for recent antisemitic attacks including a stabbing attack inside a synagogue in Monsey NY last night which left 5 people stabbed – 1 critical. More than 8 hate crimes were carried out against Jews in NYC this Hanukah so far. pic.twitter.com/1nqjCcRcF2
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) December 29, 2019
Mayor de Blasio has taken much criticism for not doing enough to stop violent attacks against Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn. They are being harassed and assaulted in the streets and it seems that hardly anyone is noticing it. The Media(D) has largely ignored it as Seth Mandel of the Washington Examiner pointed out in his poignant Twitter thread.
Democrat policies, such as the new state bail reform bill that is coming into effect on January 1, 2020, (but has been apparently been implemented early by de Blasio,) isn’t helping with the problem. The intention was to keep people who were arrested for misdemeanors and Class E Felonies who cannot afford to post bail out of prison, but it’s put violent attackers back on the streets and this has been dangerous to the Jewish community.
The mayor then defended recent practices of releasing defendants — including Tiffany Harris, who allegedly attacked three Jewish women — which is part of the city’s bail reform.
De Blasio claimed that most defendants are released after making bail, and if the only reason why a person is kept behind bars is because they could not afford bail, then that does not solve anything.
“We have a problem. We’re not going to jail our way out of the problem,” he claimed, pointing out that people should still face punishment if proven guilty.
“I want tough prosecution, I want consequences,” he said.
Source: Fox News
This from the Mayor of New York who has largely ignored the problem of rising violence against Jews in Brooklyn.
After the shooting at the Jewish supermarket in Jersey City, de Blasio tweeted that the crisis of anti-Semitism has “reached the doorstep of New York City.”
This tragically confirms that a growing pattern of violent anti-Semitism has now turned into a crisis for our nation. And now this threat has reached the doorstep of New York City.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 11, 2019
“Now” it’s happening?
Somebody isn’t paying attention to what’s been happening to the Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn in the past few years.
Two words, Billy-Boy — Crown Heights. It’s been a problem for nigh-unto 30 years now after Al Sharpton fanned the flames in Brooklyn that led to the Crown Heights Riot — an attack against Jews by blacks. The New York Times, with its long history of anti-Semitism, called the Crown Heights riot a “clash between blacks and Jews” despite it clearly being a one-sided conflict.
And yet, de Blasio continued to tweet that it’s “dangerous” to “ignore this kind of hateful pattern.” This bro has zero self-awareness.
History teaches us how dangerous it is to ignore this kind of hateful pattern. We must stop anti-Semitism aggressively and decisively, and I call upon all New Yorkers to join in rooting out this threat.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 11, 2019
Yes, it is dangerous. It’s especially dangerous to not acknowledge that it’s coming (at least in part) from your own side of the political spectrum.
In June, de Blasio said that anti-Semitism was a “right-wing movement.”
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) December 29, 2019
But it’s easier to just blame Trump rather than admit that the mayor has ignored the request for assistance from the Jewish community for years.