Posted on December 19, 2019

Who’s the Threat to New York’s Jews?

Robert Hampton, American Renaissance, December 19, 2019

Three Jews were shot at a Jersey City, New Jersey, kosher supermarket last week. The killers, David Anderson and Francine Graham, were both black. The two also killed a police detective before the deli massacre. They were then killed by police after an hour-long shootout.

Journalists and left-wing activists blame the rise of anti-Semitic attacks and vandalism on President Donald Trump and white nationalists. However, the overwhelming majority of anti-Semitic attackers in the New York City area are non-white.

The Jersey City deli shooting is a vivid example. The black killers were reportedly associated with the Black Hebrew Israelites, which claims Africans are the real Jews. Authorities believe the two went to the deli specifically to kill Jews. “We believe the suspects held views that reflected hatred of the Jewish people, as well as a hatred of law enforcement,” New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal told reporters.

Officials say the killers shot only at people in the store and at the police. They did not shoot at the pedestrians outside, in this mostly black neighborhood.

Police also say the shooters brought an arsenal to the deli and could have killed many more people if police hadn’t taken them down.

Several black residents said the Jews deserved it.

If the killers had been white, this would be the main cable news story. There would be calls for internet censorship and congressional investigations. Media would shout that hatred has infected white America.

None of that will happen. The media and the Left can’t comprehend non-whites as anti-Semites. Much of this animosity owes to Jews moving to non-white neighborhoods, looking for cheaper housing.

Roughly 100 Jewish families moved to Jersey City over the last five years, and blacks have a history of attacking other groups who move into their neighborhoods. They boycotted Korean groceries in Manhattan in the 1990s, and attacked Koreans during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Anti-Semitic attacks rose by 63 percent in New York City over the last year, and the majority of victims were Orthodox Jews in non-white neighborhoods.

These attacks include a black man throwing bricks into a Hasidic girls’ school, blacks chasing Jews late at night, and mob attacks.

Many political leaders and commentators blame President Trump and white nationalism. “I think the ideological movement that is anti-Semitic is the right-wing movement,” New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said in June. “I want to be very, very clear, the violent threat, the threat that is ideological is very much from the right.”

“We’ve seen anti-Semitic crimes skyrocket,” MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said last month. “If we could just see what’s happening in Brooklyn every week. . . . The anti-Semitism is fueled by the promotion of white nationalism, and the refusal to call it out.”

White nationalism has nothing to do with it.

The Jewish magazine Tablet reports, “Not a single incident during the spike has been traced to a white supremacist group or any other organized entity.” Instead, Tablet found that “the perpetrators who have been recorded on CCTV cameras are overwhelmingly black and Hispanic.”

Local leaders agree. “We don’t see white extremism as the enemy here in NYC,” David Pollock, a policy director at Jewish Community Relations of New York, told National Review. “These crimes [were] committed by either young people of color or people with evident psychiatric issues.”

Many of the targets of the “knockout game” a few years ago were Orthodox Jews. Blacks rioted in Crown Heights for three days in 1991 after a Jewish driver hit and killed a seven-year-old black boy. Neighborhood blacks killed one Jew, injured several more, and attacked many Jewish businesses. Al Sharpton egged them on.

Many blacks dislike Jews. Jesse Jackson famously called New York City “Hymietown” when he ran for president in 1984. The Nation of Islam blasts Jews, and Louis Farrakhan called Judaism a “gutter religion.” Mr. Farrakhan lost his Twitter verification in 2018 after he called Jews “Satanic.” He did it again after Facebook banned him earlier this year.

The media don’t like to talk about hateful blacks. It’s hard to treat them as adorable victims when they shoot Jews or call them “Satanic.” When the truth doesn’t fit the religion of white wickedness, the media just ignore it.