(HorizonPost.com) – Since May 10, when the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hamas fired the first of thousands of rockets into Israel, igniting a new round of fighting, anti-Semitism in the United States has flared up in concert with it. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Representative David Kustoff (R-TN) have introduced legislation titled the Preventing Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Act, which would bring prosecution of these actions to a new level.
Yesterday, @GOPLeader & I introduced a bill to combat anti-Semitic hate crimes & ensure individuals who commit these attacks are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We must stand up & show the world that anti-Semitism has no place in our country.https://t.co/RwSh8sQPWg
— Rep. David Kustoff (@RepDavidKustoff) May 26, 2021
During this period, tens of thousands of social media posts/reposts have used the phrase “Hitler was right.” Unlike the squelching of Conservative voices, Big Tech hasn’t done much of anything to combat the hate language, noted the New York Post. There have been acts of vandalism, including swastikas painted on synagogues and brutal attacks on Jews across the country.
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation, called the rise in anti-Semitism “an outrage.” Similarly, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) wrote it was “deeply disturbing and unacceptable” in a tweet. Let’s hope the thin silver lining that emerged and allowed Democrats and Republicans to find common ground might survive the eradication of anti-Semitic sentiments.
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