There are so many things wrong with Biden’s statement on antisemitism that it’s almost hard to know where to start.
Like so many of these hollow condemnations, antisemitic attacks seem to spring out of thin air. They occur as a result of some sort of disembodied force to which we are witness, but which we are unable to name.
“We have seen a brick thrown through window of a Jewish-owned business in Manhattan, a swastika carved into the door of a synagogue in Salt Lake City, families threatened outside a restaurant in Los Angeles, and museums in Florida and Alaska, dedicated to celebrating Jewish life and culture and remembering the Holocaust, vandalized with anti-Jewish messages,” Biden says.
Bricks somehow fly on their own and swastikas carve themselves on doors.
People did these things. Some of them have been arrested. Certainly the attackers in New York and LA had things in common. Most notably they were flying PLO flags.
Biden carefully avoids mentioning that.
Only one of the paragraphs in his 2-page statement even lays out what is happening, and it actually fails to mention a single violent attack.
Muslim attacks in the last few weeks put at least two people in the hospital, one with burns and the other after a severe beating.
Biden’s statement focuses on vandalism. Only one of the incidents references any of the physical attacks and instead of describing it as an attack, Biden says merely “families threatened outside a restaurant in Los Angeles”.
People weren’t just threatened. They were assaulted. It’s on the damn video.
Biden makes no mention of any of the violent physical attacks on Jews in New York City, but finds it much more important to mention swastika vandalisms by white supremacists in Alaska and Utah. Those are legitimate issues, but when people are being violently assaulted and put in the hospital by Muslim thugs, focusing on vandalism is a clear distraction from a subject Biden doesn’t want to address.
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