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Featured NYC’s anti-Semitic spree

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by IndigoChild5559, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. IndigoChild5559

    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    Today was attack # 10 against Jews during Hanukkah. All these attacks have been in Brooklyn. Today five people were stabbed at a Hanukkah party.

    I’ve always thought of the US as a safe place for Jews to be. I don’t know about that anymore.
     
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  2. Conscious thoughts

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    Unfortunatly many spiritual and religious groups are being persecuted all over the world today, and again Jews are also targeted.
    I think it is important that all religious/spiritual groups work together to force the end of persecution, just because we hold a spiritual belief or practice a form of cultivation.
     
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  3. Estro Felino

    Estro Felino Believer in free will
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  4. SigurdReginson

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    I feel like this stuff has been becoming more and more common lately. Are we gonna finally get a grip and start dealing with the problem yet?
     
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  5. Stanyon

    Stanyon WWMRD?

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    In the latest stabbings and other attacks not much was said about White Nationalism, Neo- Nazis, or Trump.

    Wonder why that is....
     
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    No one has a monopoly on hate for sure. That said, quite a few white nationalists have taken up residence where I live the past couple years. They were leaving flyers at the local collage, and even were pelting my appartment building with plastic bags holding flyers that were weighted with rocks. Looked something like this.

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    They have seemed to be getting more vocal and bold.
     
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    Though many have been in Brooklyn, at least one of the recent attacks was in Manhattan and the stabbing was in Monsey.
     
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    It's not just the religious being attacked; atheists are being attacked in many countries.
    It is attacking people who are 'different' through fear and ignorance.
     
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    Has any of this to do with the horrific behavior of the Israeli government, lately? No one seems to be willing to even ask that question for fear of being labeled an anti-Semite.
     
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  10. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    No. Are you looking for a convenient justification?
     
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  11. Rival

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    Even if the Israeli government had done something everyone could agree were heinous, why on earth would that make (normal people) attack random Jewish people? What did they have to do with the faults of the Israeli Knesset? I don't particularly like some world leaders myself, but I wouldn't think of beating people of a particular background or ethnicity to a pulp just because I think their government sucks.
     
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  12. PureX

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    There is no "justification" for these acts of violence. But there is probably a motive of some sort. And the Israeli government has been behaving literally like nazi storm-troopers against the Palestinians, lately, and our own government and news media is staying determinedly silent about it. I have to wonder if this is fueling some of this anti-Jewish rage. Or perhaps some new conspiracy theories.
     
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    I don't think you are an anti-Semite but I do think you are avoiding the obvious. With more and more frequency we are seeing this- and it's not typically White Nationalists or Neo-Nazis and I am pretty sure the people committing these acts couldn't care less about the policies of Israel.
     
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    It seems it has more to do with people of colour feeling they have been used and abused by Jewish store owners and landlords.
     
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    What you're "pretty sure of" isn't particularly relevant to me, though. SOMETHING is fueling this recent violent trend, and if the perps are nationalists, what has inspired their uptick in rage? And it's not just here in the U.S., remember.
     
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    Is it? Says whom? And why would Jewish store owners be behaving badly toward them these days? Are Jews around the world becoming more aggressive now that Israel has done so?
     
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    Quite a few of these recent attacks have been committed by African Americans.
     
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    The attacker was a black male with a machete.

    The way articles are written tend to give you clues when it was probably a non-white that commits a hate crime.

    How does all this fit into the White Nationalist and neo Nazi terrorist narrative? It doesn't, that is why you most likely won't see panel after panel of outraged talking heads.
     
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    What does the skin color of the attacker have to do with why the attack occurred?
     
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    Apparently, what you "have to" do is focus on anything but antisemitism.
     
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