Wednesday, November 14, 2018
FBI Reports That Hate Crimes Targeting Jews Rose 37% in 2017
I was more interested in the very pretty waitress than those guys, but it was apparent that Old Fart #1 was very upset. I kept hearing the word "Trump" and figured that he must be a supporter upset about something the libs are doing. After all, he was an angry old white man like I read about on Facebook and various news stories. .
My Trump-profiling was off. Old Fart #1 actually detested Trump, and was angry about something
Maybe he reads my blog.
Old Fart #1 then began to complain about Israel, saying it can do whatever it wants because it has all the money on the world. Old Fart #2 disagreed
Old Fart #1 insisted he was right and then went on to say that Jews run this country, too. Old Fart #2 disagreed.
Old Fart #1 was loud enough at this point that both I and our pretty waitress could hear him. He had no idea whether she or I were Jews.
Instead of interrupting this conversation, I ate my eggs. Old Fart#2 was doing alright.
Maybe I should have said something. On Tuesday, I learned that the FBI is reporting a 17% rise in hate crimes in 2017. Hate crimes targeting Jews rose 37%.
What's scary about this data is that 91 cities with populations over 100,000 either failed to report any data to the FBI or actually said there was none.
According to Voice of America, this surge is the biggest since 9/11.