When it comes to religious hate crime, the Jews are the chosen people.

For all of the propaganda and fabrication of incidents conducted here in the United States by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (C.A.I.R.) who continue their campaign to paint the Muslim community as victims, the statistics tell a far different story. According to the latest FBI Hate Crime Statistics, of crimes committed due to religious bias:
· 71.9 percent were victims because of an offender’s anti-Jewish bias.
 
· 8.4 percent were victims because of an anti-Islamic bias
 
· 3.7 percent were victims because of an anti-Catholic bias.
 
· 2.7 percent were victims because of an ant-Protestant bias.
Yesterday Joel Weinberger a school teacher and father of four from Brooklyn gave testimony concerning the vicious and unprovoked attack he suffered at the hands of two teenagers on Thanksgiving Day. The New York Post reports:
“They hit me in the eye, and my glasses fell down and I lost consciousness,” Joel Weinberger, 26 testified in Brooklyn Family Court, regarding the alleged attack on Harrison Avenue and Wallabout Street in South Williamsburg.
 
Two NYPD detectives later testified that the teens confessed attacking Weinberger for “fun.”
 
Weinberger said that when he regained consciousness shortly after, the teens ripped off his religious hat, jacket and yamulke and began taunting him yelling, “Jew, Jew.”
NYPD Detective Nicole Carter testified that one of the teens said they targeted Weinberger because “It was something fun to do” adding that Jews “don’t hit back.” The two teenage boys have also been charged with two other such anti-Jewish attacks in the South Williamsburg area.
 
According to The Jewish Week:
Police in Williamsburg arrested two teens who were apprehended by the volunteer Shomrim Patrol following a violent attack Monday night, the second such attack in two weeks.
 
Moshe Guttman, 44, was attacked in the same area where Joel Weinberger was brutally assaulted on Thanksgiving Day, near Beer Ha Torah yeshiva on Wallabout Street and Harrison Avenue around 11 p.m. as he was leaving a Chanukah party. The attackers fled after Guttman started screaming and the Shomrim caught the suspects as they ran.
The Brooklyn attacks on their own are deplorable acts of unprovoked violence, but they are merely a small part of a growing trend. There is an underbelly of anti-Jewish hatred bubbling beneath the surface of American life which only reveals itself in cowardly attacks against targets who “don’t hit back.”

Recently I received a lengthy e-mail from a deeply disturbed woman who has taken exception to some of my articles. This woman, who claims to be a tenth generation American and the embodiment of all that is good and just in our country, wrote in depth explaining that Jews, Irish and Italian Catholics and Asians are destroying America. Her twisted view of American history read like a chapter of Mein Kampf or an article in Storm Front. A quick bit of research revealed that this person has written a plethora of poison pen letters and comments attacking Israel, The Catholic Church, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh (to name a few), of course I am honored to be in their company.
 
Now more than ever, we must be aware of the burgeoning hatred fostered by such groups as the Hamas linked C.A.I.R., but perhaps we should be even more concerned about the seemingly unorganized individuals who harbor deep seated hatred against our fellow Americans because they happen to be Catholic, Irish, Italian, Asian, Black, Hispanic, or Jewish. We must also be prepared to stand up in defense of our friends and neighbors because inaction in the face such unprovoked hatred only encourages more of the same.
 
December 11, 2010
 
paboehmke@yahoo.com
 
For all of the propaganda and fabrication of incidents conducted here in the United States by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (C.A.I.R.) who continue their campaign to paint the Muslim community as victims, the statistics tell a far different story. According to the latest FBI Hate Crime Statistics, of crimes committed due to religious bias:
· 71.9 percent were victims because of an offender’s anti-Jewish bias.
 
· 8.4 percent were victims because of an anti-Islamic bias
 
· 3.7 percent were victims because of an anti-Catholic bias.
 
· 2.7 percent were victims because of an ant-Protestant bias.
Yesterday Joel Weinberger a school teacher and father of four from Brooklyn gave testimony concerning the vicious and unprovoked attack he suffered at the hands of two teenagers on Thanksgiving Day. The New York Post reports:
“They hit me in the eye, and my glasses fell down and I lost consciousness,” Joel Weinberger, 26 testified in Brooklyn Family Court, regarding the alleged attack on Harrison Avenue and Wallabout Street in South Williamsburg.
 
Two NYPD detectives later testified that the teens confessed attacking Weinberger for “fun.”
 
Weinberger said that when he regained consciousness shortly after, the teens ripped off his religious hat, jacket and yamulke and began taunting him yelling, “Jew, Jew.”
NYPD Detective Nicole Carter testified that one of the teens said they targeted Weinberger because “It was something fun to do” adding that Jews “don’t hit back.” The two teenage boys have also been charged with two other such anti-Jewish attacks in the South Williamsburg area.
 
According to The Jewish Week:
Police in Williamsburg arrested two teens who were apprehended by the volunteer Shomrim Patrol following a violent attack Monday night, the second such attack in two weeks.
 
Moshe Guttman, 44, was attacked in the same area where Joel Weinberger was brutally assaulted on Thanksgiving Day, near Beer Ha Torah yeshiva on Wallabout Street and Harrison Avenue around 11 p.m. as he was leaving a Chanukah party. The attackers fled after Guttman started screaming and the Shomrim caught the suspects as they ran.
The Brooklyn attacks on their own are deplorable acts of unprovoked violence, but they are merely a small part of a growing trend. There is an underbelly of anti-Jewish hatred bubbling beneath the surface of American life which only reveals itself in cowardly attacks against targets who “don’t hit back.”

Recently I received a lengthy e-mail from a deeply disturbed woman who has taken exception to some of my articles. This woman, who claims to be a tenth generation American and the embodiment of all that is good and just in our country, wrote in depth explaining that Jews, Irish and Italian Catholics and Asians are destroying America. Her twisted view of American history read like a chapter of Mein Kampf or an article in Storm Front. A quick bit of research revealed that this person has written a plethora of poison pen letters and comments attacking Israel, The Catholic Church, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh (to name a few), of course I am honored to be in their company.
 
Now more than ever, we must be aware of the burgeoning hatred fostered by such groups as the Hamas linked C.A.I.R., but perhaps we should be even more concerned about the seemingly unorganized individuals who harbor deep seated hatred against our fellow Americans because they happen to be Catholic, Irish, Italian, Asian, Black, Hispanic, or Jewish. We must also be prepared to stand up in defense of our friends and neighbors because inaction in the face such unprovoked hatred only encourages more of the same.
 
December 11, 2010
 
paboehmke@yahoo.com
 

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