Jersey City, New Jersey, USA massacre, anti-Semitism?

This 10 December 2019 CBS TV video from the USA says about itself:

The mayor of Jersey City in New Jersey says a shootout that killed a police detective and three other [Jewish] people was likely the result of a “targeted” attack on a kosher grocery store. Bystanders recorded the standoff that lasted several hours in a busy neighborhood, which includes a synagogue and a school. The two suspected gunmen were also killed. Don Dahler reports.

By David Israel in the USA, 11 December 2019:

3 Chassidic Jews Dead in Deliberate Anti-Semitic Attack on Jersey City Kosher Market

Leah Minda Ferencz, who owned the Kosher supermarket on Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City, as well as a customer, Moshe Deutsch, 24, and another Jewish customer, age 48, were gunned down on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier, Detective Joseph Seals, 39, married and father of five, was shot and later declared dead. The killers, a man and a woman, were finally shot dead in a gun exchange police said involved at least 100 bullets. …

The two suspects drove their U-Haul truck to the Jersey City Kosher Supermarket on Martin Luther King Drive, where, around 12:30 PM, they shot a Chassidic man on the sidewalk and ran into the store, where they shot and killed the other two victims.

According to police, the two killers had long guns and a large supply of ammunition, as well as bomb-making materials in the truck. …

So far it has not been established with certainty that the shooters indeed carried out an anti-Semitic plan, but the fact is that community leaders and politicians already understand that this is part of a new, growing trend.

See also here.

This 9 December 2019 video from the USA is called Trump Screams AWFUL Anti-Semitic Tropes.

US Representative Eric Swalwell: We must hold Trump accountable for embracing anti-Semitism: here.

JERSEY CITY MAYOR WANTS OUSTER OF OFFICIAL WHO DEFENDED STORE ASSAULT Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop is calling on a school official who referred to Jewish people as “brutes” in an angry Facebook post to resign. Jersey City Board of Education trustee Joan Terrell-Paige’s Facebook comment appeared to justify last week’s deadly assault on a Jewish market carried out by two shooters in the New Jersey town. [HuffPost]

ANTI-SEMITIC PASTOR SPEAKS AT TRUMP’S HANUKKAH PARTY  President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at tackling anti-Semitism Wednesday ― but a speaker at the event has said Jews are going to hell. Evangelical leader Robert Jeffress, who Trump called a “tremendous faith leader,” has claimed “you can’t be saved being a Jew.” [HuffPost]

2 thoughts on “Jersey City, New Jersey, USA massacre, anti-Semitism?

  1. ( JTA ) — Federal charges have been levied against a Pennsylvania man for posting online threats against Jews and other minorities.

    Corbin Kauffman, 31, posted a threatening image on a social media website on March 13, 2019, that featured a digitally created image of his arm and hand aiming an AR-15 rifle at praying Jewish men gathered in what looks like a synagogue, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

    He used various aliases online to post hundreds of anti-Semitic, anti-black and anti-Muslim messages, images and videos, U.S. Attorney David Freed said.

    Kauffman, of Lehighton, was charged earlier this week with interstate transmission of threats to injure the person of another.

    He also posted pictures of acts of vandalism he committed, including vandalizing a display case at the Chabad Lubavitch Jewish Center in Ocean City, Maryland, with white supremacist and anti-Semitic stickers. Kauffman faces additional state charges in Pennsylvania and Maryland for those incidents.

    “The last thing we want is to see another tragedy like we saw at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, or at Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, or at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston,” Freed said. “We don’t know what might have happened.”

    Kauffman faces up to five years in jail for each violation, a term of supervised release following imprisonment and a fine.


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