“My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed. I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups.”
On Tuesday night, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio oversaw the police breaking up a Hasidic funeral for a rabbi who died of the Wuhan coronavirus.
De Blasio lashed out at the Jewish community (but made sure to also say “all communities” to probably try to save his butt) in a tweet, which has set off anger and condemnation from all fronts.
My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed. I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups. This is about stopping this disease and saving lives. Period.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 29, 2020
Some people had a problem that de Blasio went after the entire Jewish community including ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt and NYC Councilman Kalman Yeger:
Hey @NYCMayor, there are 1mil+ Jewish people in #NYC. The few who don’t social distance should be called out — but generalizing against the whole population is outrageous especially when so many are scapegoating Jews. This erodes the very unity our city needs now more than ever. https://t.co/jcYO9QQred
— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) April 29, 2020
Mr. Mayor, your words are unacceptable. To condemn our entire community over one group of people is something you would not do to any other ethnic group, and I know you long enough to know that you know this. https://t.co/tkKQrc0bXA
— Kalman Yeger ונשמרתם מאד לנפשותיכם (@KalmanYeger) April 29, 2020
Others on Twitter couldn’t help but notice his words echoed of those in history.
Jawohl, mein fuhrer.
— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) April 29, 2020
What’s next, confiscating their wealth and businesses? pic.twitter.com/1WbqZ3UcmY
— Putin’s Puppet ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@Dagny_Galt) April 29, 2020
— Gen Flynn supporter Cernovich (@Cernovich) April 29, 2020
The NYPD hates you though. They’re not going to round up Jews for you, Red Bill.
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) April 29, 2020
You’re an awful human being. And for the record I was ahead of the curve on it. Also, my sister and her family just moved out of what was once the greatest city in the world. Mazel tov. (Thats Jew talk.) pic.twitter.com/o7XLR7YBSc
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) April 29, 2020
The NYPD are not your personal Nazis. They should tell you to pound sand and stand guard to let people worship.
— Dan Gainor (@dangainor) April 29, 2020
In a week where we honor victims of the Holocaust, and fallen Israeli soldiers, this miscreant singles out the Jewish community. No wonder we still feel the world’s hate; leftists are keeping it alive.
— (((?????))) (@lissa77) April 29, 2020
Never forget that de Blasio was late to the game.
From “hit the town” to “arrest those Jews.” pic.twitter.com/4WGH3DYkEQ
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 29, 2020
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