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Article by Bryan Howard
November 3, 2018
The New York City Police Department Arrested a leftist activist for vandalizing a Jewish Synagogue with anti-Semitic vulgar written on Friday. This comes only 11 days after the horrific massacre in Pittsburgh.
The Leftist arrested, 26-year-old James Polite, a former volunteer on Obama’s first presidential campaign. He vandalized Brooklyn’s Union Temple on Thursday writing anti-Semitic language, “die Jew rats we are here,” “Jews better be ready,” and “Hitler.”
UPDATE: The individual wanted for anti-Semitic graffiti at Union Temple in #Brooklyn has been APPREHENDED thanks to the hard working officers that are out there every day and night keeping this city safe. #NYPDProtecting https://t.co/zLFiDe2GCp
— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 3, 2018
The Daily Caller noted,
His Facebook profile, reviewed by TheDCNF, shows that on Nov. 1, a day before the synagogue vandalism, he posted “A dream with eyes wide open. civil war is here. Nobody gotta die. Mexico, latin America, carribean vs. Jew nigger pigs. One person touch me this whole shit a smoking.”
At 3:46 a.m. on Nov. 1, Polite posted a cell-phone picture of a burning American flag, with the caption “Sometimes things take a lil heat to grow.” Police suspect him of setting fires at “seven shuls and yeshivas in Williamsburg” that same night, before the temple vandalism. Security footage captured that, too.
The Facebook profile’s pictures and biographical information reveal that it is the same man in The New York Times’ profile. Its URL includes James Polite, but he changed his online name to Abraham Aali.
The New York Times reported,
“contrary to what are surely the prevailing assumptions, anti-Semitic incidents have constituted half of all hate crimes in New York this year, according to the Police Department. To put that figure in context, there have been four times as many crimes motivated by bias against Jews — 142 in all — as there have against blacks. Hate crimes against Jews have outnumbered hate crimes targeted at transgender people by a factor of 20.”
“If anti-Semitism bypasses consideration as a serious problem in New York, it is to some extent because it refuses to conform to an easy narrative with a single ideological enemy,” The New York Times’ added. “During the past 22 months, not one person caught or identified as the aggressor in an anti-Semitic hate crime has been associated with a far right-wing group, Mark Molinari, commanding officer of the police department’s Hate Crimes Task Force, told me.”