Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio continue to publicly vilify and condemn New York City’s Hassidic Jews. This is the result.
Related attack below
Got anything to say about this King Cuomo? Huh?!
You were warned that your words are causing immediate antisemitic violence and yet you quadrupled down!
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) October 16, 2020
NYC Orthodox Man Verbally Accosted for Not Wearing Mask While Walking Alone Outside
By Stop Anti Semitism, October 17, 2020
A video has gone viral on social media of a man, now identified as Jose Cruz, horrifically shouting at a Hasidic Jewish man for not wearing a mask on an empty New York City street.
The video, which appeared to be taken from someone driving a car, features a man shouting at the Hasidic Jewish man, “Put your f—ing mask on! Put your mask on! There’s COVID cases! Hurry up! Put it on!” The Jewish man, who was talking on the phone, puts his mask on. Nobody was around him.
The bigot that hysterically yelled at Orthodox man walking in Brooklyn without a mask has been identified as Jose Cruz
Reporter reached out to him, Cruz goes on INSANE #antisemitic rant!
Thanks @NYGovCuomo for green-lighting jew hatred.
— StopAntisemitism.org (@StopAntisemites) October 15, 2020
Tablet senior writer Yair Rosenberg tweeted that the video originated from a Facebook account called Sonny Luciano, who posted it with the caption, “Riding though boro park be like ……they have a spike in COVID cases so I’m trying to help the neighborhood.”
“This is basically anti-Semitic intimidation of a random Jew done for sport and applause from peers under the guise of righteousness,” Rosenberg tweeted. “So basically, the same sort of anti-Semitism we Jews have been dealing with for centuries.”
Rosenberg added in a subsequent tweet, “That young Hasidic guy wasn’t within 6 feet of anyone, and he *had* a mask he just wasn’t wearing in order to talk on the phone. The guy making this video openly bragged on his Facebook page about stalking him so that he could jump him, then posted the video of it for likes.”
Metro UK reporter Jacob Henry reported that he tracked down the man who took the video, and that the man told him that he thinks Orthodox Jews commit “‘disgusting’ practices including incest, child abuse by circumcision and even murder with the full tirade too offensive to reproduce.”
Others on Twitter condemned the video. In a tweet, The Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Committee (OJPAC) blamed the Democratic Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, for the anti-Semitic attack.