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December 2, 2015 7:54 am

Jewish Human Rights Organization Deplores Antisemitic Assault on New York City Judaica Shop Manager

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The Jewish manager of West Side Judaica was beaten in front of the store on Monday afternoon. Photo: Walkertwo NYC, Google Plus.

The Jewish manager of West Side Judaica was beaten in front of the store on Monday afternoon. Photo: Walkertwo NYC, Google Plus.

The Anti-Defamation League said on Tuesday it was horrified by an antisemitic assault at a Judaica shop in Manhattan’s Upper West Side neighborhood on Monday.

“We are deeply disturbed by this horrific assault and shocked that it occurred in broad daylight in a neighborhood where Jews largely do not fear being singled out for violence,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL New York Regional Director, lauding the NYPD for investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

The ADL was responding to a police report on Monday stating that the Jewish manager of a Judaica shop on the Upper West Side was beaten up by a self-declared Muslim assailant outside his shop, who threatened to kill him.

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“F***k You Jews. I’ll Kill You; I’m a Muslim,” the attacker, described as a man in his 20s, shouted as he punched the West Side Judaica manager in front of his shop, before fleeing on his razor scooter. The 52-year-old manager said he feared the attacker would start beating him with the scooter as well.

The ADL noted a 14 percent increase in antisemitic incidents in New York — which boasts the largest Jewish community on the planet — in 2014.

Earlier, Council member Mark Levine, chairman of the NYC Jewish Caucus, said in a statement that the incident is a “stark reminder that no neighborhood in New York City is immune from the mounting threat of antisemitic attacks.”

He said Monday’s attack and every other hate crime must be “denounced in the strongest terms.”

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  • Jonah

    Denouncing it will do you no good, arm yourselves. The message to the French President was, “get used to it”, Islam is going to purify your country by ridding France of the decadent western ideology, that same tone is being set in Ametica. Compliance with sharia law is mandatory and you will not stop them by carrying signs saying I am Charly. Obama is telling the worlds congressional leaders, shut up,set down, I will make you all rich by taxing air as Islam conquers the world. The whole world is on to Obama and his ulterior motives…..which makes it mandatory that he incites a nuclear confrontation with Russia. The seeds of Armeggedon have been firmly planted and are well on their way to fruition. His last act of defiance will be to swat the Russian hornets nest using Turky as the stooge.

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