Congresswoman Grace Meng Responds To Jewish Community

 By Emily Cohen

 

By now it may or may not have been widely covered – well, certainly covered in “fringe rags” like the New York Post and the Daily Mail, and barely covered in Leftist shill outlets like The New York Times and the Washington Post – that anti-Semitic hate crimes, and specifically violent attacks against Jews, are on a major upswing over the last couple of years.

Even within that upswing, there’s been a pronounced spike over the last few months, and even within that spike, there’s been a huge jump within the last two weeks or so. New York City, where anti-Semitic attacks have been particularly rampant, saw at least one attack per night on every night of Chanukah this year.

In light of everything that’s been going on, I didn’t know which approach to take in this week’s article. In a situation like the current one, where everything is so backwards, where justice has been so perverted, where the laws are designed to protect criminals and laws are designed and passed with the sole purpose of winning votes, it is hard to know what to say. The reality is that, as long as we continue to entrust Democrats with our leadership, whether on the national, state, or local levels, nothing will ever change.

In the first place, there’s no end in sight to these attacks. There has been at least one new attack every day for more than a week. What’s the good in covering one attack when there will probably be another attack, maybe worse, tomorrow?

Particularly barbaric was the mass-stabbing in Monsey on Saturday night, which saw anti-Semitic terrorist Grafton Thomas savage five people at a Chanukah party with a nearly two-foot-long blade; two of his victims remain in critical condition. He might have succeeded in murdering dozens at the synagogue next door, but he was thwarted by a navigational mix-up.

 We could cover this attack or one of the others, I thought, but why bother when it’ll just happen again? Our Democrat leadership is basically doing everything in its power to encourage these attacks.

 For starters, consider the motivation behind the attacks. Race-hate against Jews is flourishing in urban black communities, and thanks to the Democrats’ coordinated and malicious rhetoric on the “intersectional hierarchy.” Since Obama, and down through our current leadership, Dems have sown the seeds of racial conflict by painting black and brown communities as the victims of oppression by successful and “privileged” whites – most notably, Jewish Americans. If you buy this race-baiting vitriol that the Left is selling, you’d be more than justified in seeking retribution, possibly even violent retribution, against your oppressors. And our leaders are more than happy to let the Jews take the heat.

 Then, I thought, I can write about the necessity for Jews to start arming themselves, so that they can defend their lives in the face of the next attack – which, as we’re now learning, is inevitable, and will most certainly happen sooner than we expect.

 As it turns out, I’ve already done that op-ed. Just over a year ago, after the Tree of Life shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, in which 11 Jews were murdered, I wrote in favor of concealed carrying of guns, and I urged Jews to take up weapons in their own defense.

 But even my original call to arms was a waste of time and newsprint: Concealed carry is as good as illegal in New York, as officials have made it almost impossible for any civilian to obtain a license. The city’s lawmakers – every Democrat ranging from Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo at the top, down to your local representatives, seem more intent on protecting the rights of the criminals who use guns illegally than protecting the lives or livelihoods of their victims. This shocking reversal in priorities is the direct consequence of electing Democratic leaders.

 I thought, perhaps, that I could call for a return to good, old-fashioned “broken-windows policing,” the philosophy that cracking down on petty crimes – like loitering, mischief, and theft – brings an overall reduction in more serious crimes like assault and gun violence. But the policing and prosecution of criminals will only get laxer in our city, thanks to the criminal justice reforms bill by the Dems in the State Assembly. Officially starting this week, on January 1, New York will now see reduced prison terms and the elimination of cash bail for offenders charged with a variety of serious crimes, from burglary, to arson, to harassment. Our state and city government’s stance on crime is already a joke, and now it’s set to get far worse this year.

 Is it any secret that this shift will encourage those marginalized, anti-Semitically-groomed youngsters who might have been scared straight to start committing casual acts of petty crime, vandalism, or harassment against Jews they encounter on the street? And after spray-painting a swastika on the side of a shul or throwing a folding chair at (and punching) a frum man on the street, as seven teens did in one of this week’s attacks, it’s only a stone’s throw away to beat up a Jewish teenager or even pick up a gun and take things further. 

The new criminal justice measures – which are being implemented early – have had a direct hand in at least one anti-Semitic attack this week alone. We reported last week about Tiffany Harris, a 30-year-old black woman from Brooklyn who assaulted and screamed racial epithets at a Jewish Israeli woman on the subway. Harris was charged and released without bail, in accordance with the new reforms. The very next day, less than 24 hours after walking free, she launched another violent attack against a Jewish woman, this time slapping three Orthodox Jewish women in the face in Crown Heights. After her second arraignment, she was again allowed to walk free, this time screaming “Eff you, Jews!” as she left the precinct. This person, clearly motivated by extreme anti-Semitic hatred, who has shown a strong motivation to violently attack Jewish people, has been allowed to roam free. Should we take bets on how long it will be until her third attack? Or perhaps we should guess which type of weapon she’ll use next time, or whether she’ll assault a child, or whether she’ll use deadly force. 

It has become impossible to ignore how dangerous these policies are, both for Jewish people specifically and for the city as a whole. But the Democrats whom you elected are happy to sacrifice your safety and your lives for votes. 

So now I’m going to appeal to your common sense – to your gut sense of right and wrong, to your root intuition. I don’t know if this will get through, but I’ll try.

 “What the [heck] do you have to lose?” (as candidate Trump famously said).

 Trump used this appeal to sway a few black voters in 2016 away from the party that has kept them supplicant on the party for generations, and now I’ll use it on you, the Orthodox Jewish readers of this paper, who vote Democrat despite every shred of common sense available to them

 If you value your life and the lives of your family members, stop voting for Democrats.

 The Democrat Party has held you in its thrall since your forefathers immigrated here. You were loyal soldiers back in the day, and with just cause. You needed the political machines of the 1910s to deliver food handouts and to get your kids into school when you were new immigrants on the Lower East Side, struggling to keep your families alive.

 Today, you persist in voting for a party that has sold you out decades ago.

 What they heck are they doing for you, that you’re so in thrall to them?

And I don’t buy this hollow argument that, since you know that only Democrats can win in New York State, so you pick the lesser of two evils – the more moderate of two Democratic candidates – and throw your support behind him in the hopes that he’ll throw you a bone here or there with his policy. Do you know what you’re throwing away with this lazy compromise? Do you realize what you could accomplish if Jews, as a block, left the Democratic Party in New York? Things might be rocky for the first election cycle or two, but eventually it would make an impact. And at worst, it would send a message to the Democrats in power that they can’t get away with pushing us to the margins anymore. 

Saying nothing of social issues or Israel, on both of which platforms the Democratic Party is extremely hostile to Jews, it’s absolutely reckless and nonsensical to continue supporting this party. Wake up.

Change will only start on the local level. 

You need to elect Republican, conservative representatives at the State and City level who will allow you to carry a firearm, who will refrain from stirring up race-hate and painting Jews as perpetrators of intersectional “crimes” against black and brown minorities. Elect someone who will enact laws that empower every individual from those blighted communities to get a good education, to succeed financially, and to enjoy a stable home life. Elect representatives who will lock up people who put our cities at risk and who have a zero-tolerance policy for violent hate crimes. 

Until then, anti-Semitic violence in New York City will continue to skyrocket, and more Jews will lose their dignity and, yes, their lives.

How many more Jewish lives will it take for you to stop empowering your own oppressors?

Wise up! Stop supporting Democrat candidates on any level of government. Jewish lives are at stake. 

 

By Emily Cohen

 

At the White House Chanukah Party on Wednesday, December 11, President Donald Trump hosted Chabad rabbis and rubbed elbows with Jewish-American patriots like Alan Dershowitz, Robert Kraft, Rosalee Glass (a 102-year-old Holocaust survivor), Israel’s Ambassador Ron Dermer, and Jewish members of Congress.

During Trump’s remarks, another guest, Fox News host Mark Levin, cut in to sing the President’s praises:

“It’s an honor to be here with the first Jewish President of the United States,” he quipped. “And if he isn’t, he should be.”

He continued, speaking with great emotion. “I want to thank you. I want to thank you for everything you have done for the Jewish people. I want to thank you for everything you’ve done for the Jewish people’s ancestral homeland. You are going to be remembered there for a thousand years. And I want to thank you for what you’ve done for the United States of America. And I want you to know that we will not leave our general on the battlefield without our support, period. G-d bless you.”

The room erupted in applause. 

It wasn’t just because the room was filled with Trump supporters.

Trump has represented Jewish values and the Jewish community at a time when Judaism is under attack; he knows Israel has been at the forefront of his policy platform; and he shows a natural, and adopted, bond with the Jewish people.

In time for Chanukah, here are just eight of the reasons why Trump is, or should be, our first Jewish President. 

 

  1. He’s Israel’s Best Friend

 Since the start of his campaign, President Trump has held firm on his total support for Israel. “When I become president,” he promised, “the days of treating Israel like a second-class citizen will end on day one.” He has kept that promise.

Though he accepts a two-state solution, Trump has saved Israel from conceding even more territory and power than it has had to in the past, even under pro-Israel presidents like Bush II. Instead, he has rightly put the onus on Palestinian leaders to ratchet down their terrorist tactics and offer compromises of their own. “Palestinians must come to the table willing to accept that Israel is a Jewish state and it will forever exist as a Jewish state.”

And Trump refuses to mince words when describing the murderous, terrorist threat Israel faces from its neighbors. “Half of the population of Palestine has been taken over by ISIS and Hamas, and the other half refuses to confront the first half.”

Thanks to his close relationship with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his friendships with vocal pro-Israel activists like Sheldon Adelson, as well as his range of ground-breaking policy moves, Trump is well on the way to forging a lasting security and an enduring prosperity for the Jewish homeland. 

“The Jewish state has never had a better friend in office than your president,” Trump boasted earlier this month. And he was right. 

 

  1. He Moved the Embassy

Though his support for Israel has been huge, it is Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem that has made the most symbolic impact for Jews around the world.

When President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in December 2017 and vowed to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, he brought to fruition a dream over two decades in the making. Thanks to Trump, everyone from secular Israeli citizens to observant Jews the world over can rest in the knowledge that their diplomatic and religious homeland is officially Israeli turf.

Moving the embassy had been featured symbolically on the Republican platform for over two decades when, in 1995, Congress adopted the Jerusalem Embassy Act, urging the federal government to make the switch. But no president had dared run afoul of Palestinian threats of violence or the scorn of other world leaders, who rejected the idea of Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem. So president after president issued “waivers” saying, essentially, “G-d willing, maybe next year in Jerusalem,” and refused to move the embassy or to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Trump waved away their hostilities to anoint the Jewish people’s ancestral homeland as the rightful capital of the Jewish state. In signing the Jerusalem Embassy Act, he explained: “Old challenges demand new approaches… Israel is a sovereign nation with the right like every other sovereign nation to determine its own capital. Acknowledging this as a fact is a necessary condition for achieving peace… Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious: that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. This is nothing more, or less, than a recognition of reality. It is also the right thing to do. It’s something that has to be done.” 

 

  1. He Took On the UN 

An enemy of Israel is by definition an enemy to the Jews, and the United Nations has made no secret of its disdain for both. Over its roughly seven-decade reign, this kangaroo court of an international governing body has spent a wildly disproportionate amount of its time, funds, and resources issuing sanctions against Israel, the only Jewish nation in the world. Its joke of a “Human Rights Council,” staffed by egregious human rights violators, spends the majority of its time focused on the only democracy in the Middle East and one of the most liberal and governments in world history. Previous conservative presidents adopted a cool and distant, if respectful approach, to the UN. President Barack Obama heaped praise on the body, in keeping with his pattern of kowtowing to the international community. When anti-Israel UN sanctions came up for a vote in the last months of his presidency and he had the chance to veto them, he instead allowed them to pass, thereby validating the UN’s epically dishonest narrative about Israel. Worst of all, this joke of a world congress is funded largely by US contributions. 

Trump made the UN one of his first targets. Upon entering office, he deployed Ambassador Nikki Haley to confront the UN and demand that the preposterous claims and sanctions against Israel be reversed. When the HRC continued cooking up its anti-Semitic resolutions – and in the immediate aftermath of the HRC’s vote on the embassy move – Trump in December 2017 cut $285 million dollars from the UN’s budget. He also threatened more cuts to come, should the UN not change course, and fast. 

“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known. We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked,” warned Haley. “This historic reduction in spending – in addition to many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable UN – is a big step in the right direction.”

 On another occasion, he went even further: “The UN is not a friend of democracy, it’s not a friend to freedom, it’s not a friend even to the United States – and it surely is not a friend to Israel… I will veto any attempt by the UN to impose its will on the Jewish state.”

 

  1. He Stands Up to the Anti-Semites in Congress and the Media

 Perhaps the thing Trump supporters both most love and most hate about the President is his lack of filter. He seems not to care – or not to be able – to control his words or his Tweets.

 But a sharp tongue and an unfiltered persona definitely come in handy when you’re dealing with people as nasty as some of the rabid anti-Semites who’ve gained notoriety on the Left in recent years. Notably, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, and Senator Bernie Sanders have been very open about their anti-Jewish and anti-Israel sentiments, and Trump has refused to mince words in dealing with them. 

In July, Trump summed up Omar succinctly: “Hates Jews,” he said at the White House. “It’s very simple… [She] says horrible things about Israel, hates Israel, hates Jews.”

He took on the “Squad” again in August for their anti-Israel rhetoric. “I think they’ve said horrible things, and they’re anti-Semitic,” Trump said. “And if you look at the kind of statements they’ve made about Israel, it’s a disgrace; [it’s] a very dangerous thing.”

He also made similarly unfiltered call-outs to Israel-hostile media outlets like The New York Times and to “activist” leaders of the BDS movement. Trump’s daring and candor in “calling a spade a spade” has empowered other elected officials like Senator Lindsey Graham to call out brazen anti-Semitism wherever they see it.

 

  1. He Stands Up for Jewish Students

It’s a dirty little secret that, over the last decade or so, college campuses in the US have become an increasingly hostile place for observant Jewish students. Professors and textbooks advocate openly against the human rights abuses of “Zionism” and the “toxic patriarchy” of Orthodox Judaism; Leftist student groups shout down pro-Israel rallies, and observant Jews face anti-Semitic harassment.

This alarming trend is in step with the greater trend of growing anti-Semitism, which is on the rise in hate crimes across the US, and with the Leftist intersectionality narrative, which paints Jews as a “privileged” class impervious to discrimination.

But schools have the ability to protect Jewish students on campus, and Trump’s recently passed executive order passed on Tuesday, December 10, aims to ensure that they do. For the first time, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, which has thus far prohibited discrimination based on race, color, or national origin, will now also cover discrimination against Jews. The new order defines anti-Semitism using the same the language put forth in 2016 by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance: Anti-Semitism includes “the targeting of the State of Israel, conceived as a Jewish collectivity,” and the denial of “the Jewish people to their right to self-determination, e.g., by claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor” or the comparison of “contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis” as examples of anti-Semitism. 

Schools that don’t go out of their way to protect Jewish students from this and other kinds of discrimination or harassment will lose their federal funding and accreditation.

With this executive order, Trump has made it clear that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism, and that neither has a place on college campuses.

 “It is a game-changer,” said Alan Dershowitz. “It will go down in history as one of the most important events in the 2,000-year battle against anti-Semitism. You will be remembered by history for all time for having signed this very important order.” 

 

  1. He’s a Proper Zeide

Never in our nation’s history have there been Jewish grandkids in the president’s entourage – that is, until President Trump.

 When Trump’s only daughter Ivanka married Jared Kushner in 2009, she converted from Presbyterianism to Modern Orthodox Judaism and vowed to raise her children in the same tradition. Sure enough, all three of her kids – Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore – are enrolled in yeshivah, and Ivanka and Jared maintain a shomer Shabbos and kosher lifestyle. Though Trump’s seven other grandchildren are Christian, the Kushner kids enjoy a close bond with them and are proud ambassadors of Judaism.

 At the White House Chanukah party last week, Trump shared his admiration for Ivanka and her family’s Judaism. “I’m truly grateful to have the Jewish faith woven so deeply into my family,” he said. “May you all have a truly blessed Chanukah.”

 We just hope, for the grandkids’ sakes, that he’s generous with his gelt.

 

  1. He’s the Quintessential New York Jewish Businessman

 

At the Israel-American National Council Summit in Miami in early December, Trump caught major flack for “peddling vicious anti-Semitic tropes.”

Speaking to a crowd of over 4,000 Israeli and American Jews, including a number of business bigwigs, he riffed, “A lot of you are in the real estate business because I know you very well. You’re brutal killers, not nice people at all.” The crowd burst into laughter and applause. He continued on: “You’re not going to vote for the wealth tax. ... Yeah, let’s take 100 percent of your wealth away. No, no. Even if you don’t like me, some of you don’t. Some of you I don’t like at all, actually. And you’re going to be my biggest supporters because you’d be out of business in about 15 minutes if they get it.” Again, belly laughter and wild applause. “You have to vote for me. You have no choice. You’re not going to vote for Pocahontas, I can tell you that.”

When he called us “brutal killers” – clearly in jest, mind you—we were all beaming, because we, like Trump, wear our business hustle as a badge of honor.

Say what you will about Trump’s actual business prowess – its widely acknowledged that he’s better at branding and self-promotion than he ever was at earning money – he’s still got the “chops” as a New York businessman. There’s a self-made, from the streets, hustling ambition that runs deep in him that Jewish entrepreneurs can relate to – and which he harnesses to guide the policy vision that has brought our economy so much growth.

 Born and raised in Queens, he learned the ins and outs of hometown property development from his father, developer Fred Trump. Because he worked hard at his own business, he understands the toughness it takes to deal and the importance of owning your earnings. He knows that, the harder it is to earn a buck, the more you’ll resist having the government tear it from your hands. That’s what he was talking about at IAC, that’s why everyone in the room cheered when he said it, and that’s why they’re supporting him so enthusiastically in the 2020 election – and particularly against all those opponents he aptly named the “Do Nothing Democrats” who want to punish self-made success stories, like Sheldon Adelson and so many other Jewish businessmen.

 Trump knows Jewish businessmen because he is one, and his contributions to our economy have been the most successful “deal” of his life.  

 

  1. He’s Enemy Number One for Jewish Liberals

 

This reason could stand alone as Trump’s greatest claim to Jewish fame.

That is to say, you know you’re a great tzadik when Jewish Leftists hate you – and Trump is without a doubt their number one “enemy of the people.”

Let’s cast a quick glance at this particular style of Jewish American Trump-hater: Self-hating. Israel-hating. Palestine-sympathizing. Intermarrying. Reform-Judaism-subscribing. New-York-Times-subscribing. They’re generally morally bankrupt people who stand for nothing but the supposed “rights” of those who would destroy them and for the erosion of social norms. 

These are the people who’ve been urging women to “shout their abortions” with pride and who support fetal murder to the point of birth, the people who want to let others work and then steal their earnings, the people who are teaching our children that boys can be girls and girls can be boys

Bernie Sanders is a great example. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is another. Sarah Silverman. The list goes on. And let’s not forget the newest VIPs of the “Trumped”-up impeachment charges: Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler.

These people are what I call “JINOs”: Jews In Name Only – hostile to Torah and family values, embracing anything and everything that dissolves halachic standards, taking pride in their secular identities, and seeking to dismantle 300 years of entrepreneurial spirit and capital enterprise in favor of Communist redistribution and rationing.

If ever they wear their Judaism proudly, it’s only to lend credence to their anti-Israel slurs. No wonder Trump so aptly pointed out that some American Jews “don’t love Israel enough.”

These are the people who hate Trump with a passion, who call him the anti-Christ (literally), and who stand against every ideology he seeks to enshrine.

But the good news is that when Jewish Liberal Leftists hate you, you know you’ve done something right. It means you’ve championed Judeo-Christian values and the State of Israel. Trump has run afoul of this group for precisely these positions: namely, for standing up for real Jewish values. And for that, we know just what a tzadik he really is. 

And so, on this Chanukah night, we wish a great l’chayim to our first Jewish President, Donald Trump – ad mei’ah v’esrim shanah!

 

 By Emily Cohen

 

Four people were murdered last Tuesday in a brutal anti-Semitic terrorist attack at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City. The shooters, who were gunned down by police, had planned to attack the yeshivah next door, where as many as 50 children were studying at the time. Officials say that the tragedy could have been the equivalent of the Sandy Hook massacre if it hadn’t been thwarted as soon as it was.

Despite the clear optics of the attack, Democrat politicians and the mainstream media were reticent to confirm it as a hate crime until days after the fact, and still, a week out, many have remained silent or shared only muted commentary on the incident. 

Their silence on this attack – and their denial of the tide of anti-Semitism that the US has seen in recent months and years – is part of a pattern: The Left is invested in promoting a false narrative about the victimization of certain minority groups while denying the victimization of others. Simply put, intersectionalism means that attacks against Jews don’t matter and that the successes of minorities in Trump’s America don’t exist. They use this false narrative to pander to identity groups that they feel will keep them in power.

In a dramatic turnaround from declines that had lasted more than a decade, anti-Semitism in New York, across the US, and around the world is indisputably on the rise.

The Anti-Defamation League this year reported an abrupt 48% spike in anti-Semitic incidents nationwide since 2016, with the Orthodox, and others easily identified as Jewish, being the most commonly targeted. From 2015 to 2016, there was a 34% jump in anti-Semitic incidents, including assault, harassment, and vandalism, and from 2016 to 2017 the number increased by 57% – the largest single-year increase since the 1970s, when the ADL began measuring such data in the 1970s. Last year saw a slightly smaller increase in the rate of anti-Semitic incidents, but total attacks – particularly assaults – were still way up compared with previous years.

Not only is anti-Semitism on the rise, it’s also the most common type of religious discrimination in the US. Jewish Americans were this year, and in recent years, the religious group most targeted by religiously-motivated bias crimes, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s annual Hate Crime Statistics Act report. Out of 7,120 overall hate crime incidents in 2018, 920 were motivated by perpetrators’ anti-Jewish bias. In addition, a record number of those crimes were violent crimes: 105, up from 73 in 2017.

Attacks against Jews are also increasingly violent. In April, a shooting at a San Diego synagogue left one worshiper dead and three others, including the rabbi, wounded. In October of 2018, a shooter murdered 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh in the deadliest attack in US history. 

New York, home to the US’s largest Jewish population, has been a hotbed of anti-Semitic incidents. Hate crimes against Jews this year were up 51% from the same period last year and included a string of assaults against Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn and a spike in anti-Semitic graffiti including swastikas and Jewish slurs.

 Things are even worse in Europe – most notably in Paris, London, and Berlin – where men wearing kippos in public are beaten by gangs of Muslim thugs and a Holocaust survivor was thrown out of a window.

 Despite all the evidence, both Leftist leaders and the mainstream media seem determined to suppress news of this alarming spike in anti-Semitism. Either they deny it completely, and act as if it hasn’t happened, or they pervert it to suit their purposes.

 Democratic politicians like AOC and Ayanna Pressley, who take to twitter at the drop of a hat to lob spurious accusations of racism, sexism, and transphobia over nothing, were notably silent in the wake of this latest attack, making no mention of the victims in Jersey City and no condemnation of anti-Semitism. Fellow “Squad” member Rashida Tlaib was quick to blame white supremacists for the attack when it first happened, but deleted her post entirely when it was revealed that the killers were black. Not just black; in fact, they were members of the Black Hebrew Israelites, a virulent anti-Jewish extremist hate group, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

 Mayor Bill de Blasio waited until Wednesday morning, at a press conference, to denounce the attack as an “act of terror.” Senator Corey Booker of New Jersey did not deem the mass-murder worthy of his time; he chose to continue on the campaign trail and was pictured the next day laughing in the cornfields in Iowa.

 The New York Times relegated its coverage of the story to a small lower column on the paper’s front page, giving the headline to the Democrats’ years-long ongoing impeachment charade. But this is typical.

 They, and other mainstream news outlets, also conspicuously failed to report the fact that the killers in Tuesday’s attack were members of the same hate group that had provoked January’s supposedly “racist” confrontation between a Catholic high-school student and a Native American protestor in Washington, D.C.,

by shouting anti-white and homophobic slurs at the boy. A clear and fair presentation of the facts of a mass murder was apparently was less important to the Times than upholding their already-disproven narrative about Maga-loving racist white teenagers.

 On Monday, an Israeli Jewish woman was violently assaulted by a black woman on the subway, who screamed anti-Semitic slurs. Despite the fact that the whole incident was recorded on cell-phone video, which subsequently went viral, not a single mainstream news outlet has covered the attack. On the other hand, viral videos of non-violent verbal or even written insults against black or gay victims are regular, front-page news for mainstream outlets.

 Editors of The New York Times have even announced their intention to suppress coverage of anti-Jewish hate crimes perpetrated by black assailants (which comprise the majority of anti-Semitic hate crimes in New York), because it doesn’t fit their desired narrative of dangerous white supremacists - or, at the very least, “toxic white privilege” - and oppressed African-American communities. The Times even unveiled an unprecedented reporting agenda, the ‘1619 Project,’ to highlight the ways in which modern US culture, economy, and race relations are a direct legacy of the impact of slavery.

 But why? Why not cover the news that’s “fit to print,” rather than sweeping certain news under the rug (news about anti-Semitic hate crimes, regardless of who is perpetrating them) and cramming down what is essentially editorial content in the guise of fact (cooked-up and spurious accounts of racism against blacks, anti-trans hate crimes, and baseless charges of sexual assault by men against women)?

The answer is “intersectionalism.” The Left – and its wingman, the mainstream media – have realized that the only way to maintain their electoral appeal, and discredit the very obvious gains that Trump has brought majority and minority communities alike since his elections, is to promote a fallacy of “institutional racism” against black and brown people in the US. It’s the same vicious lie that Barak Obama used to race-bate after his 2008 election by a majority-white electorate. They claim that trans people are being murdered at an unprecedented rate, when in fact statistics compiled by left-leaning researchers themselves completely disprove that assertion, and instead prove that America is the safest and most supportive nation in world history for people of alternative lifestyles.

 When the media and leftwing politicians hear of stories like the Jersey City anti-Semitic terrorist attack, their reaction is not one of empathy; it is instead one of strategy. They wonder not how can we bring the facts to the forefront, but instead, how do we maintain our narrative of intersectional oppression in the face of evidence that disproves it? A murder should be treated as a murder, whether its perpetrators were white nationalists or, in this case, members of another “oppressed” group. It is long past time for the Left to acknowledge that Jews are at great risk in this nation. Until they do, things will continue to get worse.