In the wake of escalating anti-semitic threats and attacks in the United States, the White House has decided to focus on a National Strategy to Counter
. Today’s show gets into the difference between anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
People on the left have claimed that both attacks against Muslims and Jews are up. However, that is not what the fact shows.
Anti-semitism has increased significantly and far more than Islamophobia. And a huge portion of that comes from the Islamic world.
Jews were the target
of more than 50 percent of the religiously motivated hate crimes even though they are only 2.4 percent of the population. Less than 10 percent of religiously motivated hate crimes were anti-Muslim.
Center on Extremism notes a nearly 400-percent increase in preliminary antisemitic incidents reported year over year.
In just one of many
, a 69-year-old man died after a pro-Hamas protester pushed him to the ground and he subsequently hit his head. However, the police department is not investigating it as a hate crime.
"The behavior is excusable if they believe the person who performs that behavior is oppressed. That is progressivism. That is Marxism," Crowder said. "Ironically, it is the left doing exactly what the anti-semites are accusing the Jews of doing. They are the ones controlling information.”
In just two recent incidents, Jewish students received death threats at Cornell University and were forced to hide inside a locked library at New York City’s Cooper Union as a pro-Palestinian rally moved through the building, with protesters banging on the doors and chanting ‘free, free Palestine,’
to video footage.
The U.S. The Attorney's Office also
that Cornell junior Patrick Dai was arrested “on a federal criminal complaint charging him with posting threats to “bring an assault rifle to campus and shoot all you pig jews.”
"When people say Islamophobia -- let me be clear -- I am afraid of an ideology that at the very least, can be misconstrued by billions of people on this earth to execute anyone that does not think like they do. I don't think that's an irrational fear," Crowder said.