Hanukkah Machete Attack in NY

5 people were stabbed after a black male entered Rabbi Rottenburg’s Shul, located in the Forshay neighborhood in Monsey, New York, and pulled out a machete.

Notably, the attack occurred on the last day of Hannukah.

As VosIzNeias.com reports, the alleged assailant pulled off the cover and stabbed at least 5 people.

One of the victims was stabbed in the chest. Two of the victims of the attack were taken into hospital as critical. One of the victims was stabbed at least 6 times. The fifth/least severe case had a cut in his hand.

The perpetrator then ran out and escaped in a vehicle. His plates were spotted before he left (HPT-5757 per the person who saw it and we confirmed it with him directly – a Gray Nissan Sentra).

The attack occurred at a rabbi’s house in the religious community — the latest attack on Orthodox Jews near New York City. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has come under increasing criticism for the attacks, especially after several suspects in recent violent antisemitic attacks were released as courts have rushed to comply with the state’s new “bail reform” legislation, which is supported by the de Blasio administration, and which takes full effect Jan 1.

On Sunday broadcast of MSNBC’s “Live,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo commented, “We tend to treat these situations as isolated episodes, but really if we just connect the dots, we have a pattern of hate in this nation that is only getting worse. We’ve seen almost weekly attacks on people based on race, color, creed. It’s hate-motivated. Apparently, there was another shooting in Texas today in a church. We’ve seen attacks against African-Americans, Latinos, LGBTQ community. And let’s call it what it is and let government act because this can destroy this nation. It is corrosive. It’s an American cancer.”

He continued, “It starts at the top, and then it goes on to a point where it becomes viral across this nation. And it is now viral. And you see it coming to the surface in different manifestations from coast to coast. And we’re comforted treated it as isolated episodes, but there’s a pattern to all of this, and it spells hate.”

De Blasio condemned the attack, but also came under immediate criticism for not doing enough about antisemitism:

Despite the SPLC constantly fanning the flames of hysteria over domestic extremism, they remained completely silent about the domestic terror attack against Hasidic Jews, presumably because it was carried out by a non-white person.

Monsey mass stabbing suspect Grafton Thomas, 37, was arrested “at least seven times” since 2001 according to a report from the Washington Post:

A man barged into a rabbi’s home with a long knife and stabbed five people Saturday night in New York state, officials and witnesses say, shattering Hanukkah celebrations and renewing fears of attacks on the country’s Jewish community.

The suspect in custody, identified by police as 37-year-old Grafton E. Thomas of Greenwood Lake, N.Y., has pleaded not guilty to five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary, according to the Associated Press.

[…] Local news outlets reported that Ciganek said in court that her client had no criminal record. But according to a security official briefed on the case, Thomas has been arrested at least seven times since 2001, on offenses that include assault, resisting arrest, killing or injuring a police animal, driving while under the influence, possessing controlled substances and menacing a police or peace officer. He appears to have received a jail sentence only for a 2013 arrest for possession of a controlled substance.

Officials have yet to announce a motive in the stabbing in Monsey, about 30 miles north of Manhattan, but state leaders were quick to denounce the attack as an act of anti-Semitism.

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Jeffrey Epstein Partied At David Koch’s House With Wilbur Ross, Rudy Giuliani, Steve Mnuchin & Chris Cuomo 2 Months After Release From Prison

Is this why CNN’s Chris Cuomo said “who cares” about who was “better friends” with Jeffrey Epstein and begged his viewers not to “get caught up in the intrigue” of it all?

From The Daily Mail:

Jeffrey Epstein hobnobbed with high-profile guests from the worlds of politics, banking, Hollywood and philanthropy at a Hamptons party just two months after his release by the state of Florida for soliciting a minor.

Photos from a 2010 dinner party at the home of David and Julia Koch obtained by DailyMail.com show Epstein as he chats with guests after a screening of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.

Among those guests were two men who currently serve in President Trump’s cabinet and his most trusted legal adviser.

Steve Mnuchin and his then-wife Heather, Rudy Giuliani and his then-wife Judith and Wilbur Ross all attended the screening and dinner that followed at the Koch’s.

The Wall Street Journal wrote about those who attended the event a few days later, and in the piece noted that Giuliani ‘walked out of the theater around the same time as Jeffrey Epstein, leading one observer to remark on the “beautifully done meeting of the prosecutor and the felon.”‘

The party that night was also attended by designers Tory Burch and Tamara Mellon, billionaires Henry Kravis and Steve Schwarzman and publicist Peggy Siegal.

She has admitted to helping Epstein out, and in an interview with The New York Times said:  ‘I was a kind of plugged-in girl around town who knew a lot of people. And I think that’s what he wanted from me, a kind of social goings-on about New York.’

Here’s how Page Six reported it in 2010:

Why would David Koch invite Epstein to this party two months after he was released from prison for soliciting a minor and accused of a multitude of sex crimes involving young girls?

As noted above, his name shows up in Epstein’s little black book:

How much partying did he and Epstein do together?

One has to wonder if Koch’s relationship with Epstein is the real reason he and his brother are such loyal servants of the powers that be.

Source: Infowars