A 63-year-old man was violently attacked with a giant rock at a park in Brooklyn Wednesday, with the New York Police Department asking for help in tracking down the suspect in the anti-Semitic assault.
“There was a battlefield… When he saw me, he jumped towards me… Shutting rocks with full force towards my head,” he told CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis. “Then, he jumped on me and start to fight with me, trying to knock me in the face – probably, I would say, 20, 25, 30 times with his fists, and I was protecting myself.”
“It was a hate… he said Jew, Jew. He said something in that direction,” he said. “He was for certain looking to kill. No doubt about it.”
“The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating this despicable act of violence, and we will find the attacker. This city will stop at nothing to protect our communities from hate and violence.@BennysMusic, I wish your father-in-law a speedy recovery,” posted Mayor Bill de Blasio on social media.
The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating this despicable act of violence, and we will find the attacker.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) August 27, 2019
“I’m disgusted by the vicious attack on Avraham Gopin this morning in Crown Heights’ Lincoln Terrace Park. No one should be attacked, hate-fueled or not. Violence is violence, wrong is wrong. Contact @NYPDNews if you have any information on this crime,” added Brooklyn Borough president Eric Adams.
I'm disgusted by the vicious attack on Avraham Gopin this morning in Crown Heights' Lincoln Terrace Park. No one should be attacked, hate-fueled or not. Violence is violence, wrong is wrong. Contact @NYPDNews if you have any information on this crime. https://t.co/zSXx3065dF
— Eric Adams (@BPEricAdams) August 27, 2019
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BAD COMPANY: Farrakhan Defends Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitic Rant, Rails Against ‘Wicked Jews’
Nation of Islam leader and notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan publicly praised embattled Rep. Ilhan Omar Sunday; saying she “has nothing to apologize for” after promoting vicious stereotypes on social media.
“The wicked Jews want to use me to break up the women’s movement,” Farrakhan said during his annual Saviours’ Day event. “It ain’t about Farrakhan; it’s about women all over the world [who] have the power to change the world.”
Farrakhan then defended Omar’s twitter tirade; saying “Ms. Omar from Somalia – she started talking about ‘the Benjamins’ and they are trying to make her apologize. Sweetheart, don’t do that. Pardon me for calling you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart. You sure are using it to shake the government up, but you have nothing to apologize for,” Farrakhan said. “Israel and AIPAC pays off senators and congressmen to do their bidding, so you’re not lying, so if you’re not lying. Stop laying down. You were sent there by the people to shake up that corrupt House.”
CARTOON FALLOUT: NY Times Takes ‘Disciplinary Steps’ Against Publisher of Anti-Semitic Illustration
The New York Times yielded to growing international pressure Thursday and announced they would be taking “disciplinary steps” against the editor that approved a vicious anti-Semitic cartoon featuring President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Times confirmed the paper is “taking disciplinary steps with the production editor who selected the cartoon for publication,” adding staffers will take “unconscious bias training to ensure it includes a direct focus on anti-Semitism.”
“Though I’ve been assured there was no malice involved in this mistake, we fell far short of our standards and values in this case,” added the paper’s publisher.
The cartoon depicts Netanyahu as a dog wearing a Star-of-David leash held by a blind President Trump.
Read the full report at Fox News.