The false narrative of antisemitism trafficked in by the Left is that it’s a white supremacist problem that only white people can be guilty of. The reality of the Chanukah stabber tells a very different story.
A man charged with federal hate crimes Monday in a bloody attack on a Hanukkah celebration had handwritten journals containing anti-Semitic references and had recently used his phone to look up information on Hitler and the location of synagogues, authorities said…”
“A criminal complaint said journals recovered from Thomas’ home in Greenwood Lake included comments questioning “why ppl mourned for anti-Semitism when there is Semitic genocide” and a page with drawings of a Star of David and a swastika.”
“A phone recovered from his car included repeated internet searches for “Why did Hitler hate the Jews” as well as “German Jewish Temples near me” and “Prominent companies founded by Jews in America,” the complaint said.”
This particular brand of nuttery smacks of Black Hebrew Israelites and the stabber may have been a supporter. But it also reveals the fallacy of simplistic categorization.
Plenty of Black nationalists, including Farrakhan, have expressed admirations for Hitler. Why? Because racial nationalists can find inspiration in each other’s worldview. Identity politics insists that certain kinds of racial nationalists are bad while others are the ultimate outcry of the oppressed.