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‘Scapegoating Jews’: NYC Mayor de Blasio Under Fire for Twitter Tirade Against Jewish Funeral

04-29-2020 CBN News

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, April 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, April 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking heat for singling out the Jewish community for criticism after hundreds gathered for a rabbi’s funeral in Brooklyn.

New York City police were dispatched to the scene in the city’s Williamsburg area to deal with the crowd of Ultra-Orthodox Jews filling the streets and violating the city’s social distancing guidelines.

Mayor de Blasio issued a series of angry tweets, calling the gathering “absolutely unacceptable” and saying such scenes “will not be tolerated.”

One of his tweets called out the Jewish people in general saying, “My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple. The time for warnings have passed.”Mayor Bill de Blasio@NYCMayor

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.32KTwitter Ads info and privacy53.7K people are talking about this

That message is what’s causing the backlash.

Jonathan Greenblatt, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, tweeted: “Generalizing against the whole population is outrageous especially when so many are scapegoating Jews.”Jonathan Greenblatt@JGreenblattADL

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://twitter.com/NYCMayor/status/1255309615883063297 …Mayor Bill de Blasio@NYCMayorMy 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.3,012Twitter Ads info and privacy1,248 people are talking about this

Sen. Ted Cruz and political commentator Ben Shapiro both questioned if de Blasio would have made the same comments about other religious groups.

Shapiro tweeted, “I can’t imagine de Blasio saying this about any other community. It’s pretty amazing. And for the record, MANY of the leaders of the Jewish community have taken strong stands on social distancing.” Ben Shapiro@benshapiro

I can’t imagine de Blasio saying this about any other community. It’s pretty amazing. And for the record, MANY of the leaders of the Jewish community have taken strong stands on social distancing. https://twitter.com/NYCMayor/status/1255309615883063297 …Mayor Bill de Blasio@NYCMayorMy 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.13.2KTwitter Ads info and privacy3,359 people are talking about this

The superintendent of a Jewish school district in New York pointed out another example of hypocrisy from city leaders.

“The Blue Angels flyover in NY City today was beautiful, but I didn’t see any outrage over the lack of social distancing. That reaction is reserved for Jewish weddings & funerals. Two wrongs don’t make a right, but only one wrong makes the news and the condemnation of politicians,” said Joel M. Petlin of the Kiryas Joel School District.Joel M. Petlin@JoelmpetlinReplying to @benshapiro

The Blue Angels flyover in NY City today was beautiful, but I didn’t see any outrage over the lack of social distancing. That reaction is reserved for Jewish weddings & funerals. Two wrongs don’t make a right, but only one wrong makes the news and the condemnation of politicians.

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De Blasio’s targeting of the Jewish community comes just one day after US Attorney General William Barr issued an order to “be on the lookout” for state and local governments violating constitutional rights by overly strict COVID-19 guidelines.

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Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I, through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid and social media support, Steve's NOW THINK ON THIS messages, and our Ahava Adventures annual trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 26 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area, along with four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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