(Tea Party PAC) – In the latest in a string of horrific anti-Semitic attacks in the greater New York area over the last few weeks, a Hanukkah party in a suburb of New York was disrupted by a cold-blooded terrorist.
The man, witnesses say, barged into the party and began stabbing people.
He claimed five victims, who were rushed to nearby hospitals where some are fighting for their lives.
In a tweet from the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council for the Hudson Valley Region, it was revealed that those inside the Monsey residence were Hasidic Jews.
Co-founder of the council, Yossi Gestetner, told CNN that two people are in critical condition.
Local police say that the terrorist fled the scene in a vehicle but was tracked down in New York City and has been detained.
“Horrific,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said of the stabbing. “So many Jewish families in our city have close ties to Monsey. We cannot overstate the fear people are feeling right now. I’ve spoken to longtime friends who, for the first time in their lives, are fearful to show outward signs of their Jewish faith.”
So many Jewish families in our city have close ties to Monsey. We cannot overstate the fear people are feeling right now.
I’ve spoken to longtime friends who, for the first time in their lives, are fearful to show outward signs of their Jewish faith. https://t.co/KUUHlu6guY
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 29, 2019
Of course, many put the blame squarely on de Blasio.
A tweet doesn't help. but what does help is when there's an uprising anti-semitic attack, is keeping the bad guys behind prison bars not letting them out on the street. @NYCMayor you are a wimp for not being able to stand up to the bad guys and give them what they deserve.
— dina (@lookatyourwife) December 29, 2019
You and your PC policies have failed. Appeasing antisemites never works. Step down and let someone else fix the problem. @RepLeeZeldin please run for mayor.
— Julius Chapiro (@JuliusChapiro) December 29, 2019
Ask your pal Reverend Hymietown for advice 😍 pic.twitter.com/ubDDmfJsHf
— glen jake (@glenjakenyc) December 29, 2019
Meanwhile, Letitia James, the Attorney General for New York, said that she was “deeply disturbed” by the attack.
“There is zero tolerance for acts of hate of any kind and we will continue to monitor this horrific situation,” she said in a Twitter post.
The NYPD counter-terrorism unit said that it was “closely monitoring” the reports.
We are closely monitoring the reports of multiple people stabbed at a synagogue in Monsey, NY (Rockland County) pic.twitter.com/cHoQnbneKO
— NYPDCounterterrorism (@NYPDCT) December 29, 2019
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin expressed “shock and outrage” at the attack, which is perhaps a far more appropriate response than these leftist politicians and politicized police forces claiming they’re upset when they’re the ones creating this tinder box of hate with their liberal policies and identity politic bullsh*t.
“The rise of anti-Semitism is not just a Jewish problem, and certainly not just the State of Israel’s problem,” Rivlin said in a statement. “We must work together to confront this evil, which is raising its head again and is a genuine threat around the world.”
This attack comes just one day after the NYPD said they were stepping up patrols in the Jewish districts of the city after a Hannukah that has been ravaged with cruel hate crimes.
Video: Five people stabbed at Hanukkah event in Rabbi’s home