Anti-Semitic Hate From New York to New Jersey
On Saturday evening, a black man with a machete burst into a Rabbi’s home in Monsey, NY and stabbed 5 people before being chased out. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. during a Hanukkah celebration (Fox). Anti-Semitic hate is growing.
“An intruder came into Rabbi Rottenberg’s shul with a machete. There are no words to describe the anxiety of this moment.Someone on the scene: The perpetrator came into the rabbi’s house, started stabbing people. Someone took a small table, threw it at him & chased him out. He ran next door to the synagogue, but they blocked the door & he couldn’t get in. He turned around & ran, jumped into a car.” Forward Editor Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt on Twitter via the Daily Wire
Video from the scene of the stabbings at a synagogue in Monsey where Chassidim were gathered for a Hanukkah celebration. pic.twitter.com/wQhWp9SrdA
— Motti Seligson (@mottiseligson) December 29, 2019
Grafton Thomas, 37, was arrested in Harlem for the attack after people noted his car license plate. At the time of his arrest, he had blood on his clothing and smelled of bleach. He faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and burglary.
One of the victims was stabbed at least 6 times. The fifth/least severe case had a cut in his hand. Perp left in a vehicle with tag number HPT-5757 per the person who saw it and we confirmed it with him directly (but it was dark and rushed.) a Gray Nissan Sentra.
— OJPAC Hudson Valley Region (@OJPACHV) December 29, 2019
Just last month in Monsey, a Jewish man on his way to prayers was beaten and stabbed.
From New York to New Jersey
A string of anti-Semitic attacks across the Eastern US has been growing. On December 10, the JC Kosher Supermarket was targeted by two men who hated Jews and wanted them dead. In the end, six people were dead, including the shooters. The perpetrators were reportedly part of the Black Hebrew Israelites, a hate group that believes there “won’t be peace until blood is shed.”
It’s the same hate group that confronted Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic youth from last January.
I am just learning of the anti-semitic attacks carried out in Jersey City by the Black Hebrew Israelites. A group that believes “there won’t be any peace until blood is shed”, or at least that was shouted at us.
It is deeply disturbing and scary that they acted out…
— Nick Sandmann (@N1ckSandmann) December 11, 2019
Just three days after the Jersey City attack, a black man named Darryl Jacobs, 47, allegedly threatened to bomb all Jews in Jersey City. (NJ.com)
Shortly before yesterday’s attack, the Guardian Angels group said they would patrol the Jewish areas to protect them. And well they should- Mayor De Blasio has decided to enact his “bail reform” bill prior to its beginning on January 1, 2020. That bill allows suspects to be released without bail back into the very neighborhoods that they targeted in the first place (Israel National News).
The violent anti-Semitic attacks in NYC are being caused by raw hate, feckless leadership, a culture of acceptance, education & promotion of anti-Semitism, & lowering quality of life. De Blasio & ALL elected and community leaders need to step up to confront & crush this threat. pic.twitter.com/yQzI8L9jdu
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) December 28, 2019
Featured photo: screenshot of Grafton Thomas via NZ Herald