Here-in we present the research and data from Episode 79 of the Third Rail on the truth about anti-semitic violence in America.
The Jewish Victim Card: The Truth about Violence against Jews in America
by Researcher Alexa
On Saturday, November 27th, a little before 9:30 AM Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA where he shot and killed 11 Jewish congregants, injuring several others as well as several members of law enforcement. This shooting is the deadliest attack on Jews in the United States to date. The media has reported that Bowers shouted anti-Semitic slurs and made anti-Semitic statements during the attack. His social media presence shows anti-Trump and anti-Semitic views, one post reading, “There is no MAGA as long as there is a kike infestation”. The backlash was immediate and fierce from both the media and politicians condemning anti-Semitism, White Nationalism, and the social media site Gab. Jewish personalities from across the globe have been releasing statement after statement on anti-Semitism and the perpetuation of “Jewish Conspiracy Theories”. Julia Ioffe, a Jewish contributor to GQ magazine, claimed that “the number of anti-Semitic attacks has jumped nearly 60% in 2017—the biggest one-year increase in recent history”. Ioffe is happy to lump hoax ‘hate crimes’ and other non-violent acts of protest against Jewish influence into her statistics. According to the AP news, “Violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year…but other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise” meaning actual violence against Jews continues to decline, something that contradicts Ioffe’s and others outlandish claims of the past week. While Jews have been playing the victim card for nearly a century, we dare ask the question, “why are Jews so hyper aggressive in their suggestions that they are a particular target for violence when less than 8% of ‘hate crimes’ committed against Jews are actually violent”. (Compared to 42.3% of violent hate crimes committed against whites) The history of anti-Semitism can be traced back to 270 BCE, long before the death of Christ and the birth of Christianity. To examine the ‘violence’ of today, we must examine the history of anti-Semitism as well violence against the Jews in the 20th and 21st century to find the answers.
A Brief History of Anti-Semitism
Jerome Chanes, author of Anti-Semitism: A Reference Handbook breaks down the history of anti-Semitism into six historical stages:
- Pre-Christian anti-Judaism in ancient Greece and Rome which was primarily ethnic in nature
- Christian anti-Semitism in antiquity and the Middle Ages which was religious in nature and has extended into modern times
- Traditional Muslim anti-Semitism which was nuanced, in that Jews were a protected class
- Political, social, and economic anti-Semitism of the Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment Europe which laid the groundwork for racial anti-Semitism
- Racial anti-Semitism that came about in the 19th century and culminated in Nazism
- Contemporary anti-Semitism which has been called the New Anti-Semitism
From the first known written records of anti-Semitism in 270 BCE to modern day interpretations of Jewish influence and subversion, there is a reoccurring narrative that describes the Jews as “alien people” and a “state within a state”. Throughout history, they have been described as unwilling to assimilate to their host countries culture and traditions. Chanes’ historical timeline of anti-Semitism transitions from ethnic discrimination to religious discrimination and then in the 19th-21st century to racial discrimination. Ethnic discrimination refers to cultural factors which include: nationality, regional culture and language. Racial discrimination refers to physical characteristics. We know that Jews define themselves as ethnically, religiously, and racially Jewish. To differentiate between ethnic, religious, and religious anti-Semitism is to split hairs. For over two millennia, Jews have always considered themselves to be their own in-group, closed to outsiders. Like so many have noted throughout history, they have been their own “state within a state” with an unwillingness to fully integrate into the societies they infiltrate.
Chanes concludes the culmination of nearly two thousand years of anti-Semitism reached its peak in Germany during the 30’s and 40’s during the Holocaust perpetrated by Nazi Germany. Most mainstream historians (goyim and Jews) claim that 6 million Jews were killed by Nazis or Nazi backed anti-Semites throughout Europe. Although the word Holocaust didn’t enter the Western lexicon until the 60’s and 70’s, the Holocaust is the most important piece of identity that defines the international Jewish community. It is the single event that Jews use to maintain perpetual victimhood. It is the single event that Jews use to claim refugees and migrants deserve unfettered access to first world countries. Any criticism of Jews will always result in an automatic defense mechanism that is the Holocaust. All criticism of Jews, as a group (Israel) or on an individual basis, results in cries of anti-Semitism, no matter how valid the criticism. The Jew often uses the Holocaust as evidence to claim white men are the most violent group on the face of the earth. They shape shift to fit whatever narrative they are trying to push, one moment calling themselves white to decry Nationalist policies as racist or anti-Semitic and the next, shrouding themselves in the cloak of Judaism to protect themselves from even the most valid criticisms.
The Jews are masters of hyperbole and exaggeration. Julia Ioffe would have you believe that violence against Jews has jumped 60% from 2016 to 2017. This is a blatant lie. The 60% Ioffe describes is actually an inflated number. According to the ADL, there was a 57% increase in anti-Semitic ‘incidents’. Dr. Moshe Kantor, president of the Jewish European Congress, commented: “While there was a 9% decrease in violent attacks against Jews worldwide, this fact was overshadowed by a dramatic rise in other manifestations of anti-Semitism”. What falls under ‘other manifestations of anti-Semitism’ includes vandalism and harassment. According to the FBI (2016) 58% of hate crimes committed against Jews were vandalism related, 40% were property related, 28.5% were related to intimidation, and 8% were considered acts of violence. According to the ADL in 2015 there were 912 anti-Semitic incidents in the US. 513 incidents belonged to the category of “harassment, threats, and events”. 35% of vandalism incidents occurred in public areas, meaning they targeted no specific Jew or congregation. The number Ioffe cites, incorrect as it is, includes the close to 50 bomb threats called into Jewish community centers. We know now those threats were called in by a Jewish teenager. Another 8 hoax bomb threats were called in by a black Journalist trying to get back at his ex-girlfriend. We know that these numbers include incidents that have been found to be hoaxes. Every study conducted on anti-Semitic violence shows that physical violence, including homicides, has declined worldwide.
Before examining the history of physical violence against Jews in the United States, it is important to note that while white people are the most demonized group on the face of the planet, statistics show that whites are the least anti-Semitic segment of the American population. A 2005 ADL study found that blacks were significantly more likely to hold anti-Semitic views with 36% of blacks classified as “most anti-Semitic” compared to 9% of whites. The same survey found that 35% of foreign-born Hispanics hold strong anti-Semitic beliefs and 19% of US born Hispanics hold strong anti-Semitic beliefs. Hispanics and Blacks are nearly four times higher to hold anti-Semitic views than whites. These are statistics you won’t see on CNN or NBC. The Jews advocating for hordes of Hispanic and African migrants to be allowed into the first world betray themselves considering they are 4 times more likely to hold anti-Semitic beliefs than whites. Out of the 13 major violet attacks against Jews in the US since 1915, 23% were committed by nonwhites.
Major Anti-Semitic attacks in the US
In 1913, Leo Frank was the Jewish superintended of a factory in Atlanta where the body of a 13-year-old girl was found murdered. He was tried a convicted of her murder and sentenced to death. In 1915, Frank’s sentence was commuted but before he could be released from prison, he was abducted and lynched. Leo Frank’s trial lead to the creation of the ADL in 1913.
1958-The Bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation
In October of 1958 50 sticks of dynamite exploded in Atlanta’s oldest synagogue, Hebrew Benevolent Congregation. No one was killed or injured.
1960-The attack on Temple Beth-Israel
In March of 1960 a teenager threw a bomb into the synagogue in Alabama. The bomb didn’t go off but the teen shot at the congregants as they fled the building, injuring two.
1977-Birth Sholom Kenseth Israel synagogue shooting
While leaving a bar mitzvah in October of 1977, Joseph Franklin opened fired on guests in the parking lot, killing one and injuring two.
1984-The Murder of Alan Berg
Alan Berg was murdered outside his home in Denver. He was a prominent Jewish talk-radio host.
1986-The Murder of Neal Rosenblum
In April of 1986 rabbinical student Neal Rosenblum was shot on his way home from prayers. There were no suspects until two years later; a man was accused by his prison cellmate of bragging about murdering a Jew. After four trials, the accused was convicted of third degree murder.
1991-Crown Heights Riot
In August of 1991 a driver of the motorcade of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the leader of a Hasidic movement, struck two black children with his car, killing one and severely injuring the other. The neighborhood was predominately Jewish and Black. Several days of anti-Jewish riots broke out. The riots resulted in hundreds of robberies and injuries to police and residents. 20 black men took part in the fatal stabbing of a 29-year-old Jewish student.
1994-Brookly Bride shooting
In March of 1994 Rashid Baz shot at a van carrying Orthodox Jewish students traveling on the Brooklyn Bridge. Four students were shot and one died. Baz, a Lebanese immigrant, admitted the shooting was religiously motivated.
1999-Jewish Community Center shooting
In August of 1999 Buford Furrow walked into the lobby of the North Valley Jewish Community center and opened fired. He injured 5.
2006-Seattle Jewish Federation shooting
In July of 2006 Naveed Afzal Haq, a Pakistani immigrant, forced his way into the Seattle Jewish Federation offices and shot six women, killing one.
2009-Washington D.C. Holocaust Museum shooting
In June of 2009 James Brunn entered the Holocaust museum in Washington D.C. and shot a security guard. The victim was black.
2014-Overland Park shooting
In April of 2014 Frazier Cross opened fired on the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and at a Jewish retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas. Three were killed in the shooting-all three were Christians.
2018-The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting
In October of 2018 Robert Bowers entered the Tree of Life Synagogue and open fired. He shot and killed 11, injuring 6 more.
Leading up to the shooting at Tree of Life in Pittsburg, two Orthodox Jews were attacked in the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn just 24 hours apart. The suspect in the first attack is 37-year-old Farrukh Afzal, the suspect in the second attack is an unidentified black teenager.