President Joe Biden has discovered a novel option to struggle a dramatic rise in antisemitism for the reason that Hamas terror assault on Israel October 7: placing Vice President Kamala Harris in cost of a brand new “national strategy on Islamophobia.”
The nation has seen a close to 400% rise in antisemitic incidents for the reason that begin of the warfare, according to the Anti-Defamation League.
In a video on Twitter/X, Harris mentioned: “As a result of the Hamas terrorist attack in Israel, and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, we have seen an uptick in anti-Palestinian, anti-Arab, antisemitic, and Islamophobic incidents across America.”
The Biden administration is lumping these separate sorts of incidents collectively, as Harris tried to clarify:
Taking on hate is a nationwide precedence.
Today, @POTUS and I are asserting the nation’s first National Strategy to Counter Islamophobia.
This motion is the newest step ahead in our work to fight a surge of hate in America. pic.twitter.com/pxZAn7RymY
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) November 1, 2023
Harris talked about an assault in Illinois on a Palestinian-American Muslim girl and her six-year-old son, in which the latter was murdered. She didn’t point out the wave of antisemitism on school campuses and in American cities, some of which is fueled by Muslim and pro-Palestinian activists.
Nor did Harris point out that Hamas is an Islamic fundamentalist group, dedicated to killing Jews not simply in Israel however everywhere in the world, and that mainstream American Muslim and Arab communal organizations have been silent on Hamas.
Harris additionally claimed that Muslims are affected by a disproportionate quantity of hate crimes, however anti-Muslim hate crimes are dwarfed by hate crimes in opposition to Jews, who’re probably the most often focused group.
That declare echoes a widely-panned response by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Oct. 23, when she responded to a query about antisemitism by speaking about Islamophobia. That response got here amid considerations that Biden would possibly lose votes in the swing state of Michigan as a result of the U.S. has supported Israel’s warfare effort.
The bait-and-switch of “fighting” antisemitism by appeasing the Muslim group, fairly than defending Jews, seems to be a sample in the Democratic Party.
In 2019, when Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) provoked outrage with a number of antisemitic statements, the Democrat-controlled House didn’t censure or rebuke her straight, however as an alternative handed a decision that condemned all kinds of hate, together with hate in opposition to Muslims.
Omar took a victory lap, claiming (falsely) that the decision marked the primary time Congress had condemned anti-Muslim bigotry.
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the creator of the brand new biography, Rhoda: ‘Comrade Kadalie, You Are Out of Order’. He can be the creator of the current e-book, Neither Free nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.