Rabbi Yaacov Behrman: “And, an equally important question, where is the public outrage? Indeed, why isn’t this front page headlines?”
The MSM continues its silence on the growing attacks on Jews in Brooklyn. Even with video, these attacks mostly remain a local New York City story. Even the local NYC media doesn’t cover attack, which leaves it up to the Jewish media.
I tweeted about one such story on January 15th.
WABC-TV in New York reported on the latest attack on a Jewish person in Brooklyn:
Two men are under arrest and another is still on the loose after police say they attacked an Orthodox Jewish man in Brooklyn early Wednesday morning.
Authorities say 18-year-old Navar Walters, 20-year-old Teshon Bannister and an unidentified third man punched and kicked a 51-year-old man on President Street in Crown Heights at approximately 1 a.m.
Police have charged Walters and Bannister with assault as a hate crime.
WCBS-TV has video of the attack:
The New York Post has details of a second attack by the same two men:
“It was just after 1 a.m.,” recalled the 22-year-old victim, Mendel, who spoke to The Post and asked that only his first name be published. “I was talking on the phone with my father in Australia on President Street — really in the heart of Crown Heights — when suddenly, from behind me out of nowhere, I just got punched in the face really, really hard.”
The young yeshiva student, who was born in Australia, said the attack left him stunned.
“They didn’t say anything at all,” Mendel remembered. “Next thing I know, I was on the floor — my yarmulke and glasses in the gutter somewhere.”
Cops have charged two men — Nazar Walters, 18, and Teshon Bannister, 21 — with assault and hate crimes in connection with both incidents. They’re looking for at least one more person who allegedly took part.
‘This happened last night in Crown Heights, not in Charlottesville nor at the hands of White Supremacists.’ Mendel told The Post that the trio didn’t even try to take anything from him after the sucker-punch.
“It was just an attack of hate and anti-Semitism,” he said. “I guess ’cause I look identifiably Jewish.”
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman reminds us of the scope of attacks in Brooklyn, telling Algemeiner:
“Some 10 people were violently attacked in the last 60 days alone,” noted Rabbi Yaacov Behrman, who heads the Crown Heights-based “Jewish Future Alliance,” in a statement on Wednesday.
Behrman said his group condemned “in the strongest possible terms these type of cowardly attacks on innocent civilians, and we call on the NYPD to drastically increase police presence throughout the community.”
Behrman continued: “We ask what is going wrong in Crown Heights, when innocent Jews are being beaten in the streets in 2019? Is there an atmosphere that is encouraging violence or antisemitism? And, an equally important question, where is the public outrage? Indeed, why isn’t this front page headlines?”
The rabbi is right. There is little outrage outside of the Jewish community, and there are no front page headlines. Compare this to the alleged racist and homophobic attack in Chicago on one of the stars of the show Empire. Even with no video, it remains a top news story and national trending topic on social media. Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have called the alleged attack a “lynching.” People are decrying “Trump’s America!”
None of these attacks on Jewish people in Brooklyn were committed by white people or white supremacists. The attacks have all been committed by black and Muslim men. So whose America is that?
"During the past 22 months, not one person caught or identified as the aggressor in an anti-Semitic hate crime has been associated with a far right-wing group" https://t.co/s8fST2Tadv
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) November 2, 2018
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