(Jerusalem Post) A Jewish rapper turned Democratic candidate running for office in Brooklyn sparked outrage on social media Tuesday when he alluded that the much publicized rise of alleged antisemitic assaults on religious Jews is “not a real threat“:
“[I]’m sorry but the real threat to [A]merican [J]ews is not someone getting their hat knocked off by a teenager,” Noah Weston, known as the rapper Soul Khan, wrote on Twitter to his 23.7K followers. “[I]t’s the [C]hristian [R]ight emboldened by their successes against abortion and LGBT rights and the actual [N]azis among and alongside them.”
New York Jewish leaders were quick to slam the Democratic Socialist’s tweet.
Mordechai Lightstone, Chabad social media director, fired back with a link to an article headlined “64-year-old Brooklyn rabbi hit in head with brick.” Lightstone added: “I didn’t know we could only have one thing to be afraid of at a time. (Also, hat knocked off? Try brick in the face)…”
…Weston’s claim comes as antisemitic hate crimes are surging in New York, an Anti Defamation League (ADL) poll released last month shows. The ADL reports there were 51 incidents of antisemitic assaults in New York last year, representing a 325% increase over the year before.
Weston, who is outspoken about anti-cop rhetoric, announced in February that he’s running for Democratic district leader of Assembly District 46 in Brooklyn in response to the “indifference and broken promises” of US President Joe Biden and the “callousness and cruelty” of New York City Mayor Eric Adams – so that he can “transform” what he perceives as failures of the Democratic Party “from the ground up,” US media reported.
In a tweet last month, Weston said that “the greatest threats in this city are Eric Adams and the NYPD.”
He has also expressed opposition to Israel online. “What’s good for Israel isn’t the same as what’s good for Jews everywhere,” Weston wrote on Twitter in 2015. More recently, he penned a 2020 tweet saying that “‘Israel has the right to exist’ is the AIPAC version of ‘all lives matter’ used to deflect the clear, urgent demand for Palestinian equality.”
Soul Khan isn’t exaggerating — a couple of years ago, a couple Black teens stole an Orthodox Jews’ black hat, and the police investigated it as an antisemitic, hate-motivated crime.
Blacks know all about the dangers of mugging “visibly Jewish” people — and how the police are forced to treat these normal muggings as literally Federal and State “hate crimes.”
Orthodox Jews move into the Black neighborhoods because they are the cheapest places to live in otherwise the most expensive city in America — and they can buy up the properties, become slumlords, and price the Blacks out — creating racial tension which often erupts into turf wars — where the Jews are always cast as the victims.
Using “hate crime” laws to turn normal street crime into Federal civil rights violations is how Jews — with the help of the ADL — have been able to strong-arm urban police forces into becoming personal armed guards to protect Jews from Blacks and Latinos in these “diverse” neighborhoods.
Of course, the rapper Soul Khan wants his fellow Jews in NYC to think that their greatest threat is “neo-Nazis” and Christian fundamentalists — two groups that are virtually non-existent in New York.
The following classic interview with Blacks in New York City shows that they are fully aware of how Jews portray themselves as “victims” — and how attacking Jews is far more dangerous for them than anyone else:
“Blacks Describe Their Problems With NYC Jews”