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What’s behind Cuomo’s crackdown on NYC’s Jewish community?

New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been specifically targeting a group of orthodox Jews in a New York City suburb in his attempt to lockdown the state. And it appears that Cuomo’s overreaction is based solely on fear.

The Blaze explains:

It’s been a shocking few weeks in New York City as an American governor in 2020 is explicitly targeting a sect of orthodox Jews for restrictions on their First Amendment rights to pray in synagogues. In recent days, he dispatched an army of public health officials to Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn to issue thousands of dollars’ worth of citations. Now, Cuomo is admitting that it’s not science or even anti-Jewish animus driving his latest power play, but the politics of fear and panic.

And in a phone call with the Jewish leaders, Cuomo admitted that his trampling of their rights was not based on science but fear.

“This is not a highly nuanced, sophisticated response,” conceded the New York governor. “This is a fear-driven response. You know, this is not a policy being written by a scalpel. This is a policy being cut by a hatchet. It’s just a very blunt.

READ: Horowitz: Cuomo admits ‘fear,’ not science, driving his restrictions on New York’s Jewish community

But as Gov. Cuomo specifically targets Jews, Israel 365 News alleges that in some instances Muslims are allowed to freely gather in New York City unhindered:

Israel 365 News explains;

It’s one of a number of Shi’ite 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 Holidays and the Sukkot celebrations, these Shi’ite 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. […]

At the end of August, Governor Cuomo threatened to crack down on Orthodox Jewish weddings and blamed the “Jewish community” and the “Catholic community” for spreading the coronavirus, but made no mention of any action against Muslim events like the one in Manhattan that had taken place a few days before his threats against Orthodox Jews.

READ: While Cuomo targets Orthodox Jews, Muslim mass gatherings go on

RELATED: Here We Go Again: Cuomo, de Blasio Blame Jews for Jump in COVID-19 Cases AND Orthodox Jews, Roman Catholics, sue NYC over Cuomo’s coronavirus restrictions

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