De Blasio Claims Anti-Semitism Is a ‘Right-Wing Movement’ as Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Skyrocket in NYC

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Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed the wave of anti-Semitism hitting New York City is a “right-wing movement.”

New York City has seen a horrific increase in the number of hate crimes committed against its Jewish community. According to a report from the New York Times, hate crimes, in general, are up 64% compared to this time last year. New York City officials noted that 60% of these crimes are being committed against Jews, followed by 10% against black Americans, and 10% against members of the LGBTQ community.

The total number of anti-Semitic hate crimes was up 90% from last year. In a press conference about the spike in hate crimes, de Blasio blamed the “right-wing.”

According to a report from the New York Post, “I think the ideological movement that is anti-Semitic is the right-wing movement.”

When he was pressed by a reporter about instances of anti-Semitism on the left, including the promotion of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement, de Blasio doubled down on his claim that anti-Semitism is a problem on the right.

“I want to be very, very clear, the violent threat, the threat that is ideological is very much from the right,” de Blasio reiterated.

New York City Council Member Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) flattened de Blasio for his comments, telling the Post:

“A simple look at where anti-Semitic hate crimes have occurred just disproves this– unless you count central Brooklyn as the home of a vast right-wing conspiracy. […] Bill de Blasio regularly says stupid things, but this is literally the stupidest effing thing he’s ever said.”

Several others echoed Borelli’s points, including former State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-N.Y.).

While de Blasio may believe anti-Semitism is only a problem for the right-wing, several prominent Democrats have been called into question for anti-Semitic statements, including Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Women’s March founder Linda Sarsour.

De Blasio is one of 23 Democrats in the 2020 presidential primary. He is currently polling at or below 1%.

Responses

  1. Kaiser Wilhelm is at it again. The left is literally against everything Jewish, repeatedly criticizes Israel for standing up to a constant attack from Muslims, but this genius says anti-semitism is a ‘right wing’ thing. Democrats and their projection of bad deeds onto others. You’re a liar Wilhelm.

  2. Saul said it. “Accuse them of doing what you are doing.”

  3. The democrats spew hate every day and then says oh it’s the right. Ppl get so sick of their lies. I guess the democrats think every one can’t see what their doing.

  4. He is a joke while the Democrats scream and attack people for their voting name calling not saying it doesn’t come from the right also there are radicals on both sides but this is still America and he needs to show proof instead of bashing

  5. Am I aloud to post an honest opinion as a guest without being considered “spam”?

  6. And these mental midgets claim Trump is an idiot? This ls one of the biggest LIES I’ve ever heard told by today’s crop of virtue-signaling socialists! Classic example of psychological deflection….

  7. The top photo is just…unbelievably “smashing” as Hollywood would report!! I mean…the suit…the tie…the expression on his face that seems to say…”Hey…I know what I’m talking about here…and don’t you dare argue with me!!”…and the position of the hand with the almost perfect 90 degree angle index pointing in a straight forward direction…so perfectly done!! This must have been an exhausting experience for him!!

  8. Have to say…the photo looks really good…the substance though…is a different matter! If he was not sleeping so much while on the job, he might have come up with a mantra for his presidential campaign like…”Blazing De Blazio”!

  9. I’m not following this logic – the left is more anti semitic because there’s been an increase in anti semitic crimes in areas that typically vote blue?

    That is truly the dumbest thing i have ever heard. You identify who did the crime and THEN you can make guesses on potential political motivations. People don’t wait until they are physically in a county that voted in alignment to their own personal views to commit a crime.

    I do agree that anti semitism is an issue from both left and right – it always has been.

    1. Always remember Phoenix…there is absolutely no logic to follow or intended from a democrat…it simply is “INEXISTENT”! Have not found it in the bible, but to my knowledge…God did not include it in his creation!!

      1. Actually, i was second guessing Borelli’s response to deBlasio.

        I don’t much care for deBlasio, and i generally disagree with his orginal statement, but Borelli’s reasoning for why he is wrong is dumb.

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