LA Cops Investigating Possible Hate Crime After Pro-Palestinian Mob Assaults Jewish Diners

LA Cops Investigating Possible Hate Crime After Pro-Palestinian Mob Assaults Jewish Diners
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Police in Los Angeles are investigating an assault at an LA sushi restaurant. Allegedly, a pro-Palestinian mob walked in, asked if anyone was Jewish. When two customers said that they were, they were attacked.

People who were on the scene went into greater detail about what happened. According to CBS Los Angeles:

One of the diners, who is not Jewish, told CBSLA a caravan waving pro-Palestinian flags approached and then began throwing bottles at him and the group he was dining with. The man said he is a photographer, and the group was meeting at the restaurant to plan a wedding.

“I was speaking to one guy, ‘Relax, why are they doing that,’” the man said. “Just protest peacefully.”

The man said he was physically attacked when he tried to defend the group. He said the men used anti-Jewish profanity.

“It was a hate crime,” he said. “It was prepared, they came to fight with Jewish people.”

He said he was pepper sprayed during the attack and had to go to the hospital.

Another woman who was also dining at the restaurant, but did not want to be identified, described the scene to CBSLA Wednesday. She said the men yelled anti-Semitic slurs, including the words “dirty Jew.”

“Somebody in one of the cars driving by started throwing glass bottles or glass cups at the tables and they shattered everywhere,” she said. A bunch of the cars stopped and maybe 30 of the men in the cars got out, started running towards the tables and asking indiscriminately, ‘Who’s Jewish.’”

This comes on the heels of an incident where a Jewish man was chased by a caravan of people waving Palestinian flags. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti felt prompted to publicly comment on that incident.

Liberals have a terrible tendency to look at the symptom and not the disease. In other words, the Mayor of LA and a few other liberals put out tweets condemning hate and they think their work is done. After all, they said the symptom is bad, so what else did they need to do? How about considering some of the potential causes that at least made this more likely? What about defunding the police in LA? Fewer cops mean more opportunities for this kind of bad behavior. How about allowing gangs of politically motivated ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter supporters to run wild all summer? Don’t you think that could have given these clowns the idea that they could get away with it, too?

It’s also worth asking how many of these people were born in the US and how many are immigrants or the children of immigrants from Muslim countries where antisemitism is normalized. We could also ask how much pressure that mob feels to be part of the melting pot? Did that mob think of themselves as Americans who want to fit in with other Americans or Palestinians at heart who happen to be in America? These are the sort of important questions that people that want to maintain healthy societies need to ask. When people stop asking them and worse yet, stop even considering them, everything eventually falls apart.

John Hawkins is the author of 101 Things All Young Adults Should Know. You can find him on Parler here and Twitter here.   

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