New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is now sending undercover agents to secretly photograph inside synagogues to see if Jews are praying in groups.
Clash Daily (h/t nita) The same Democrats who actively encouraged the BLM marches without the slightest concern about Chinavirus implications have maintained a very different attitude toward religious gatherings.
Cuomo is laying down the law on Orthodox Jews who wish to observe their religious festivals as they have been explicitly commanded to by scripture. He considers his own agenda and public welfare rationale to be a higher authority.
Cuomo has indicated he’s willing to be aggressive in enforcing these limits on religious gatherings. How aggressively is the Governor prepared to go to enforce this? If the reports are correct, THIS aggressively:
.@NYGovCuomo is sending around plainclothes agents to photograph the inside of synagogues to make sure that no one is praying.
Are we back to 1930’s Nazi Germany? pic.twitter.com/i8GJ1TTYa8
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) October 15, 2020
While Cuomo targets Jews, he allows Muslim mass gatherings to continue undisturbed.
Daniel Greenfield Every year, Shiite Muslims in Flushing, Queens conduct the Arbaeen, a procession in honor of Mohammed’s grandson whose death at the hands of a Sunni caliph marked the pivotal break between Shiites and Sunnis, slapping their faces and chests for their beheaded Imam Hussein.
In early October 2020, videos show a huge knot of Muslim men packed closely together in circles, not wearing masks or with masks down, chanting and furiously beating their chests in memory of Hussein’s martyrdom. Some are shirtless in the traditional fashion. The slaps are meant to be hard enough to cause real pain and there’s plenty of reddened skin on display.
The Shiite procession marches down Flushing’s Main Street, past rows of Chinese stores without a police officer in sight. The media also doesn’t stop by to document the event.
October 4, 2020: Muslims in Queens, New York
It’s one of a number of Shiite mass gatherings in New York and New Jersey, including more mourning events for Imam Hussein on Manhattan’s Park Avenue in August, where few of the participants wear masks, and another in Kensington, Brooklyn around the same time.
Unlike the Orthodox Jewish prayers of the High Holy Days and the Sukkot celebrations, these Shiite Muslim gatherings were not written up by the New York Post, the New York Daily News, or the New York Times as a public threat. Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio did not blame Muslims for the spread of the virus or declare a crackdown that would close mosques.
OCTOBER 4, 2020: Muslims in Queens, New York
On October 4th, the Queens procession took place. A day later, Cuomo held his infamous antisemitic press conference in which he threatened, “I have to say to the Orthodox community tomorrow, ‘If you’re not willing to live with these rules, then I’m going to close the synagogues.’”
To bolster his argument that Jews were to blame for the spread of the virus, Cuomo used a photo of a funeral from 2006. Once again, he made no reference to Muslim mass gatherings taking place even right before the release of the new data and his press conference.
August 23, 2020: Muslims in Manhattan, New York
There are plenty of mosques to be found in the targeted zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens, in the red, the orange, and the yellow areas, on De Blasio’s watchlist. Some are quite large and in the red zone, but Orthodox Jews made a good target. Muslims make a politically incorrect one.
No Democrat would be caught dead threatening Muslims or shutting down mosques. And the same papers that scold, sneer, and mock at men in fur hats would never dream of ridiculing shirtless Muslim men slapping their chests in public. That would be racist.
August 29, 2020: Muslims in Brooklyn, New York
In June 2020, Muslims were filmed praying in the streets of Brooklyn with BLM protesters protecting them from the New York Police Department. Cuomo never said a word.