New York – de Blasio Says Anti-Semitism Threat Comes From Right Wing

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    Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill hold a media availability on crime statistics at Patrol Borough Brooklyn North on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)New York – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democratic presidential candidate, said he sees threats of anti-Semitism as coming from the right wing.

    At a news conference Tuesday in Brooklyn about the rise of hate crimes in the city, de Blasio was asked about a supposed rise in anti-Semitism on the left.

    “I think the ideological movement that is anti-Semitic is the right-wing movement,” responded the mayor, who announced his 2020 White House run last month.

    At the news conference, the New York Police Department said that hate crimes have risen this year despite a decrease in overall crime. Sixty percent of the hate crimes counted were committed against Jews, in particular those living in predominantly Orthodox areas, Bklyner reported.

    De Blasio’s comments drew criticism, including from City Councilman Chaim Deutsch.

    “I have not seen any white supremacists coming in here committing these hate crimes,” the Jewish Democrat said, according to the New York Post.

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    17 COMMENTS

    1. Typical Democrat. Becoming more like Muslims every day, for whom honesty and truth are not even on the radar of moral value. Personally, I am at peace with anyone’s anti-Semitic feelings. In fact, I really do not care for their thoughts or feelings at all. These are not legislated, and should not be. Once this becomes something else, like violence or discrimination, we have moved into the legal realm. And our mayor has done absolutely nothing besides make a few public appearances and talk to cameras. I wish him speedy retirement from politics so that he can take his lying face elsewhere where it won’t harm New Yorkers or Jews anywhere else.

    2. I guess all the antisemitic attacks and Shul breaking and vandalism in nyc are by Republican right wingers who are black and Hispanic and Arab? The mayor makes a fool of himself every time he opens his mouth

    3. the 3 amigas in the house of representatives (AOC and her 2 muslims buddies) are from the right? hey mayor, you want to get elected? not with that lying nonsense you speak of !

    4. Warren Wilhelm aka Bill DeBlasio is a low life pandering to the worst of the radical left. He hasn’t come to Boro Park, Crown Heights or WB, but in a typical leftist diversionary fashion puts the blame where it is not. That tactic is getting old and tired and is a true reflection of his own racist agendas. I guess crimes against Jews are only good for him to use for his own gain, but does not condemn those communities near and dear to him for their own antisemitism.
      He is pure scum and not worthy of anyone’s vote for any public office.

    5. It was a silly thing for DeBlasio to say, but when did we frumme become so defensive of white supremacists.
      In addition, how silly to complain about Ilhan Omar anti Semitic statements while the comments here and on many articles on a similar topic are loaded with racism and comments against various ethnic groups. Is racism a Torah objective? Of course not!

      • What racism? Stop fabricating accusations. I detest Islam, but that is not racist. Are you in love with the FBI’s most wanted? How about serial murderers or molesters? Invite them to your home?

        My problem with Muslims is that they have made a tenet of their “religion” to kill Jews, conduct terror, and take what is ours. The ones not actively involved in these activities support it, and celebrate the injury and death of every terror victim. I hate terror and terrorists. Is that racism? Come on, just a little saichel.

        Now when politicians, who are figures of authority, make public statements like Omar and Tlaib did, these are frank incitements. That is not like my opinions that are protected by the First Amendment. These people are obligated to keep their feelings to themselves. Anyone who incites terror should meet the same demise as the supporters and the terrorists themselves. Is that racism? It shouldn’t hurt you to think rationally.

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