October 30, 2018

Fact-Checking Two Putative “Victims of Anti-Semitism”

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Recent politically charged violence has spawned aggressive efforts to spin public perceptions. 

In particular, the Left has promoted the false narrative that the purported pipe-bomb plot and the actual, murderous attack on the Pittsburgh synagogue were basically President Trump’s fault.

Here’s a fact-check:

Billionaire George Soros’ security detail got one of the so-called pipe-bombs and we’re told now he’s a “victim of anti-Semitism.” In fact, for years his funding has promoted hostility towards Israel and enabled the world’s most aggressive anti-Semites: rabid leftists and their Sharia-supremacist allies.

The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society was an object of the Pittsburgh shooter’s enmity. But this organization, another putative “victim” of anti-Semitism, has long brought here inadequately vetted and potentially Jew-hating Muslim refugees – and savaged President Trump for opposing such practices.

Political violence is one, unacceptable form of political warfare. Lying for political advantage is another.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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