Smollett Arrested

This appears to be the state charges. Not sure if it include the federal charges for mail fraud. Judge scolds Jussie Smollett over allegations he staged racist, anti-gay attack: ‘Vile and despicable’.

Or as several people have pointed out… another FAKE hate-crime. If America was so awful, a) people wouldn’t be crashing the border to get in, and b) other people wouldn’t have to fake hate-crimes‡.

“First, Smollett attempted to gain attention by sending a false letter that relied on racial, homophobic and political language,” Johnson said. “When that didn’t work, Smollett paid $3,500 to stage this attack and drag Chicago’s reputation through the mud in the process. … This stunt was orchestrated by Smollett because he was dissatisfied with his salary. So he concocted a story about being attacked.”

He should lose his job, but he won’t. He should go to jail.

Oh, and a bunch of Celebrities are unwilling to condemn Smollett. Wow, nobody at this Black Women in Hollywood event wants to condemn Jussie Smollett. You think they would have been so open minded if the fake crime had been perpetrated by someone conservative?

‡ And the real hate crimes would be ignored.

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A Tale of Two Hate Crimes

The reality of media bias highlighted in the course of 24 hours. On January 29, Two Hate Crimes Occurred. The Media Only Covered The Fake One. Here’s Why.

The first hate crime was of course the Jussie Smollett attack. He is black and gay, and everyone chimed in. From Speaker Pelosi, who has since deleted at least one tweet on the subject, to the media, to Hollywood, etc. It was a hoax. (More on that later.)

That same night, a Jewish man in New York was beaten by three thugs. Nothing was stolen. The attack was caught on video.

Outside of a report in The Jerusalem Post, the story received virtually no attention.

Hate crimes against Orthodox Jews are just not interesting to Hollywood, or Capitol Hill, or the media. And it isn’t only one hate crime. NYC has seen about double the hate crimes in 2019 versus the same period in 2018, and two thirds of those have been against Jews.

But back to the original article at the first link above…

The New York Times reported in October of last year that “there have been four times as many crimes motivated by bias against Jews — 142 in all — as there have against blacks. Hate crimes against Jews have outnumbered hate crimes targeted at transgender people by a factor of 20.”

But it is hard to blame Trump for all of that, especially when a couple of the high-profile attacks on synagogues were carried out by a black Democrat. There was a hint of some coverage, and then the “black Democrat” part came to light, and the media lost all interest in anti-Semitic attacks in New York City.

But to the Left Jews are the enemy, and so antisemitism is of no interest, not even when it is on the rise.

On the subject of Jussie Smollett…. You can get some info about when his story began to disintegrate at And Just Like That, The Smollett Story Begins to Unravel, and the problems with sending terroristic threats through the mail at the posting Whoever Mailed the Threatening Letter to Smollett…

Hate Crimes: The Smollett Outrage vs The Silence about NYC Anti-Semitic Attacks

This rabbi has a point. Why Crown Heights Hate Crimes Aren’t Newsworthy.

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman, who heads the Crown Heights-based “Jewish Future Alliance,” innocently asked, “Where is the public outrage? Indeed, why isn’t this front-page headlines?”

And of course there was another attack. Brooklyn Synagogue Vandalized In Possible Hate Crime, Police Say.

[Rabbi Heller of the Chabad of Bushwick Synagogue] says community members were enjoying Shabbat together early Saturday morning when vandals destroyed the house of worship’s window.

It looks like a rock or brick was thrown thru a window. It made quite a mess.

So Jussie Smollett is (allegedly) attacked in Chicago, and Twitter and the 24-hour-news (so-called) machine lights up like the Fourth of July, but on the subject of antisemitism in New York City… [insert sound of crickets.] (Well there was some attention paid to a couple of attacks, until it turned out that the person responsible for some of them was a Democrat.)

New York City, Mayor de Blasio admitted Thursday there had been 47 hate crime incidents in the city this year – nearly double the number at this point in 2018.

Of those incidents, two-thirds reportedly targeted the Jewish community.

Media bias? What media bias? Nothing to see here. Move along.

Antisemitism in Europe on the Rise

Not surprising (or new) but this is a great summary. Rampant Jew-Hatred Infects Europe, UK in the wake of mass Muslim immigration.

  • Berlin – Europe’s antisemitism capital.
  • WATCH: Online anti-Semitism sweeps France at levels not seen before
  • Antisemitic incidents in UK at record high for third year in a row.
  • Record high antisemitic incidents in the UK for 2018
  • ‘We Fled From Antisemitism’: French Jewish Woman Recalls Her Family’s 2017 Ordeal in Major TV Interview

Each one of those bullet points is a linked article or a video.

Click thru for the photos at least. They are disturbing.

Iran Hangs Man for Being Gay

While Europe ignores everything they are doing. Iran hangs man on anti-gay charge – as Europe turns blind eye to human rights abuses and tries to circumvent US sanctions.

Nothing that hasn’t been going on the Middle East for centuries.

The hanging of the man coincides with the E.U.’s effort to skirt U.S. sanctions against Tehran with the Special Purpose Vehicle that allows for non-dollar trade between European companies and Iran.

Don’t expect the Europeans to do anything, since it would cost them money. And doubt the Democrats will say much, because they hate Trump more than they hate the fact that Iran is murdering gays.

Antisemitism in California and New York

First up, California. Jews Targeted In Hate Attack: Suspect Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder.

Mohamed Abdi Mohamed, 33, was initially charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon — a vehicle — along with a hate crime allegation. The additional charges [2 counts of attempted murder], which were filed Tuesday, involve the same alleged attack on the two men, according to Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Richard Ceballos.

In New York City, there were 2 attacks on Orthodox Jews. Three men arraigned in Crown Heights hate crime attacks.

Cops said a 51-year-old victim was approached by three men around 1 a.m. on President St. They said nothing, but punched the victim in the face and body, leaving him with cuts and bruises, officials said.

The other victim was attacked, a half-block away, a short time later.

Cops said anti-Semitic attacks have been on the rise in the city. There were 189 anti-Semitic crimes in 2018 up from 154 in 2017, according to the NYPD.

Neither of these cases are getting the press-coverage of the attack in Chicago, but then these don’t fit the narrative.

Antisemitism, and Cooking the Books on Crime Statistics in the EU

I can’t imagine why the authorities in Germany would want to shade the truth. Anti-Semitism in the EU: Jewish people consider leaving over safety concerns.

Some 90 percent of European Jews believe anti-Semitism has grown stronger — particularly in France — in recent years, according to a European Union survey published on Monday.

In Germany, the situation is bad and getting worse, and the .gov is either willfully ignorant of the facts or just lying.

Some 41 percent of Jews surveyed in Germany said that they’d experienced harassment from a person with “a Muslim extremist view.”

That result stands in stark contrast to last year’s German criminal statistics which said that 94 percent of reported anti-Semitic crimes were carried out by far-right perpetrators, reported the German daily Bild.

“According to police crime statistics, around 5 percent of anti-Semitic crimes are carried out by Muslims. We have to look into this major discrepancy in the statements about anti-Semitic experiences made by Jews,” Felix Klein, the government’s anti-Semitism commissioner, told Bild.

The article has more on France and Poland.

And a separate article covers the United Kingdom. Four out of five British Jews believe anti-Semitism has infected UK politics. (Though the data is apparently drawn from the same survey as the DW article above.)

In particular the Labour Party under Corbyn struggled with many accusations.

Four out of five British Jews believe that anti-Semitism has infected British politics, the highest figure in the European Union, and almost a third are considering leaving the country, according to the world’s largest survey of Jewish people.