(JNS) For the second time in almost as many weeks, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has come under scrutiny for actions some say are targeting the more than 1 million Jews in the city.
In a tweet on May 18th, De Blasio wrote, “Earlier today the NYPD shut down a Yeshiva conducting classes with as many as 70 children. I can’t stress how dangerous this is for our young people. We’re issuing a Cease and Desist Order and will make sure we keep our communities and our kids safe.”
The tweet came shortly after the mayor and his wife, Chirlane McCray, participated in an online campaign to prevent bullying and hate against Asian American and Pacific Islanders.
In response, some people on Twitter took to posting photos of Adolf Hitler and suggesting that the mayor was following in the Nazi leader’s footsteps.
Others tried a more tactful approach.
“We (the Jewish people) can’t stress how dangerous it is every time you single us out as though we are the only ones gathering in all of NYC. Way to keep us & our kids safe … ,” said one poster.