De Blasio Threatens To Arrest Jews Who Gather In New York, Sara Carter Fires Back: “This Is An Anti-Semitic Statement”

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Tuesday night, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Twitter to threaten Jews who had gathered for a funeral and pay their respects to an Orthodox Jewish rabbi amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a tweet, de Blasio wrote that his “message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed.” Following his tweet, Blasio received harsh criticism in return for his statement.

Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted: “My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed.”

“I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups. This is about stopping this disease and saving lives. Period.” he wrote.

The funeral on Tuesday night was for Rabbi Chaim Mertz, who died from COVID-19, according to The Yeshiva World. More than 2,500 people in the Orthodox Jewish community were in attendance, police said.

Investigative reporter and Fox News contributor Sara A. Carter fired back at de Blasio on Twitter, saying his statement is “antisemitic” and urged the New York Mayor to “delete” his tweet and issue an “apology”. Continued Below

“This is an antisemitic statement. Delete it w/ an apology @NYCMayor …further, your authoritarian tactics are anti-American as well and I can’t imagine the NYPD targeting Jews that are gathering. We need to pay attention to what is happening to our nation because of fear,” Carter fired off.

As reported by Sara A Carter, De Blasio defended his words in his Wednesday news conference saying it “was said with love, but it was tough love” pledging that he “won’t tolerate antisemitism” while condemning the Jewish community for “putting each other in danger and our police officers in danger.”

He concluded, “If in my passion and in my emotion, I said something that in any way was hurtful, I’m sorry about that, that was not my intention. But I also want to be clear, I’ve no regrets about calling out this danger and saying we’re going to deal with it very, very aggressively.” Video Below

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s official tweet:

Sara A. Carter’s official tweet:

Bill de Blasio defended his tweet on Wednesday:

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Others on Twitter weighed in voicing their disgust with Bill de Blasio’s message aimed at the Jewish community:

Co-founder of The Federalist, Sean Davis wrote:

John Cardillo noted:

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