Justice Department nominee Kristen Clarke said while under oath she didn’t work with an anti-Semitic poet, though she was listed as an assistant editor for the same scholastic journal as the poet for several years. Clarke said she never worked with poet and political activist Amiri Baraka despite being named an assistant editor for a scholastic journal that listed Baraka as a contributing editor in 1999 and 2000, according to the journal’s archives, first reported by The Washington Free Beacon. Baraka was known as a black nationalist and Marxist and was criticized for anti-Semitic lines in his poem “Somebody Blew Up America” after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, The New York Times reported in his 2014 obituary. Republican Sen. Mike Lee questioned Clarke’s relationship with Baraka as a supplement to her April 14 confirmation hearing, the Free Beacon reported. Lee asked Clark if she was ever “on the editorial staff of a journal with Amiri Baraka” to which she replied “no.” … [Read more...] about Biden Nominee Denied Working With An Anti-Semitic Poet, But An Academic Journal Shows Otherwise
close Video President Biden's Address to Joint Session of Congress President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress; Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum host. We all expected President Biden to speak about hate in America during his first address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night. He did not disappoint. He talked about the murder of George Floyd , systemic racism, and white supremacy. He mentioned attacks upon Blacks, Native Americans, and women. He celebrated a hate crimes act to protect Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. This past weekend, in fact, provided Biden with an additional reason to discuss hate in America. Beginning Thursday night and proceeding through the weekend, four different synagogues and three vehicles were vandalized in a Jewish neighborhood in the Bronx. All were damaged in precisely the same way: smashed windows. NEWT GINGRICH: BIDEN'S FIRST 100 DAYS -- AMONG THE MOST RADICAL IN … [Read more...] about Rabbi Yaakov Menken: Biden’s address to Congress left anti-Semitism unaddressed. Why?
New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has offered to have dinner with Meyers Leonard. Leonard is in some seriously hot water after he called someone a “ k*ke b*tch ” during a livestream of “Call of Duty.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) Meyers Leonard says racial slurs while playing CoD pic.twitter.com/WHwUnbV0pR — Main Team (@MainTeamSports) March 9, 2021 “I get the sense that you didn’t use that word out of hate, more out of ignorance…Hate is like a virus. Even accidentally, it can rapidly spread. I’m down in Miami fairly often. Let’s do a Shabbat dinner with some friends I’ll show you a fun time,” Edelman, who is Jewish , wrote in an open letter Wednesday. You can read the full letter below. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Julian Edelman (@edelman11) This right here is how you handle a situation … [Read more...] about Julian Edelman Invites Meyers Leonard To Dinner After The NBA Player Drops Anti-Semitic Slur
A judge has turned in his judicial robes in protest at the decision not to try a Malian migrant alleged to have beaten an elderly Jewish woman and thrown her to her death from a balcony while shouting “Allah Akbar!” on grounds that he was suffering from a delirious episode induced by heavy cannabis abuse. France’s Court of Cassation ruled that Kobili Traoré, previously reported to be a convicted drug dealer, could not be held criminally responsible for Sarah Halimi’s killing due to his mental condition at the time. “When the judgment was delivered and the Court of Cassation confirmed that Kobili Traoré, the murderer of Sarah Halimi, was made inaccessible to any criminal sanction, my first reaction as a judge was to say to myself ‘I’m dreaming!'” lamented Jack Broda, who sat on the bench of the Tribunal of Commerce, in an interview with FigaroVox. “To protest, I decided to resign from my post. My resignation was accepted and… regretted,” he said. Even if the migrant’s … [Read more...] about Judge Resigns After ‘Allah Akbar’ Man Not Prosecuted for Killing Jewish Woman Because He was High
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There are calls for policy changes after several synagogues in the Bronx were vandalized over the weekend . The suspect was caught on camera throwing a rock at the Chabad of Riverdale on Saturday night, smashing windows. On Thursday, former New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind joined Congressman Lee Zeldin and local community leaders to demand the city change bail policies. READ MORE: NYPD & State Police Hate Crime Units Investigating Vandalism At Bronx Synagogues “I demand that anti-Semitism be treated no differently than other hate crimes,” Hikind said. UPDATE: NYPD: Jordan Burnette Arrested In Connection To Rash Of Hate Crimes In The Bronx Police say the suspect targeted four synagogues, including returning to vandalize the Chabad of Riverdale a day later. … [Read more...] about Local Leaders Call For Policy Changes In Response To Vandalism At Bronx Synagogues