It’s getting scary out there for Jews
The slavish devotion of American Jews to progressive politics is facing the greatest challenge since FDR swung Jewish public opinion to the Democrats 9 decades ago. Via John Hinderaker of Powerline:
Teacher Stands With Israel, Students Riot
Hundreds of students rioted at Hillcrest High School in Queens on Monday, trying to assault a teacher who posted a photo on Facebook of herself with an “I Stand With Israel” sign:
Hundreds of “radicalized” kids rampaged through the halls of a Queens high school this week for nearly two hours after they discovered a teacher had attended a pro-Israel rally — forcing the terrified educator to hide in a locked office as the teen mob tried to push its way into her classroom, The Post has learned.
The mayhem at Hillcrest High School in Jamaica unfolded shortly after 11 a.m. Monday in what students called a pre-planned protest over the teacher’s Facebook profile photo showing her at a pro-Israel rally on Queens Oct. 9 holding a poster saying, “I stand with Israel.”
Hundreds of kids flooded into hallways and ran amok, chanting, jumping, shouting, and waving Palestinian flags or banners.
Many tried to barge into the teacher’s classroom despite school staffers blocking their entry.
“Everyone was yelling ‘Free Palestine!’” a senior said.
“Everyone was screaming ‘(The teacher) needs to go!’” a ninth-grader said.
School administrators and the NYPD, which responded to the school at about 11:20 am, got wind of their plans just in time to rush the teacher into an office and lock the door, another educator said.
Cops escorted the teacher safely out of the building.
Hillcrest Hig School, Queens, NY
Photo credit: Tdorante 10
Follow the link to Powerline for a sampling of social media reactions.
As Hinderaker noted, Hillcrest High is 97% minority:
- 26% Blacks
- 36% Hispanics
- 28% Asians.
It is genuinely scary out there at this point. This is like nothing I have ever seen in this country. It very much resembles Germany and other places in the '30s and '40s. The George Floyd riots were an introduction of sorts and the fact the rioters got off, made it an invitation to step it up.
The madness, threats and violence are now at a much more intense level and directed at a single group of people. That was not the case with the Floyd riots.