More than 100 tires have been slashed in a predominately Orthodox Jewish community in New Jersey in recent days, according to authorities there.
“All of the vehicles targeted in Lakewood Township, New Jersey, were owned or driven by Jewish people. The incidents are being investigated as bias crimes,” police told ABC New York City station WABC.
The most recent tire slashings occurred outside homes over the weekend, police said. The New Jersey town is home to one of America’s largest yeshivas.
“Elsewhere in the tri-state area, police are investigating a trio of attempted robberies targeting Orthodox Jewish men in New York City’s Brooklyn borough early Monday morning,” according to the report. “The separate incidents happened around the same neighborhood within a span of 40 minutes, beginning at 5 a.m. local time.”
WABC said police are searching for three young men who allegedly attacked all three victims – who were all men over the age of 55 – from behind. The suspects then allegedly punched the victims in the face, rummaged through their pockets as though they were going to rob the victims, but ultimately left with nothing.
Anti-Semitic hate crimes have been on the rise in America recently, as two prominent Muslim Congresswomen have stoked racial hatred against Jewish people. Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) have both been engulfed in anti-Semitism scandals during their time as elected members of Congress.
Most recently, Omar called the Palestinian people “non-violent” – right around the time a HAMAS leader called for the beheading of all Jews. HAMAS is a Palestinian terror organization that controls Gaza. Omar also supported Jihad against President Donald J. Trump, and introduced legislation to support the BDS movement. She once Tweeted that “Israel has hypnotized the world.”
For her part, Tlaib wrapped herself in a Palestinian flag immediately after she was elected to the U.S. Congress. The pair, along with Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have been dubbed the “HAMAS Caucus” by Laura Loomer, a nickname later used by Donald Trump Jr.
In response to this uptick of anti-Semitism, the State Department revised the definition of “Anti-Semitism.”
LauraLoomer.us reported Sunday:
In an apparent response to recent comments by U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, the U.S. State Department modified its official definition of anti-Semitism to include “drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of Nazis” as an example of anti-Semitism in public life.
In May, the State Department defined anti-Semitism using a list containing 10 examples of anti-Semitism. The updated definition now cites 11 examples.
Adam Milstein, who is a Philanthropist and co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation celebrated the State Department’s decision, arguing the “BDS Movement is disgustingly Antisemitic.”
Boycott Disinvestment and Sanctions supporters demand the withdrawal of financial support for the Israeli government in protest of the treatment of Palestinian people.
The State Department also states on its website, “antisemitic acts are criminal when they are so defined by law. Criminal acts are antisemitic when the targets of attacks, whether they are people or property – such as buildings, schools, places of worship and cemeteries – are selected because they are, or are perceived to be, Jewish or linked to Jews.”
In its haste to blame acts of racism in the United States on Trump and his “rhetoric,” the mainstream press – itself responsible for inflaming racial tensions – always seems to overlook the Muslim Congresswomen who harbor open hatred for Jews.