Less than three weeks after Hamas brutally massacred 1,400 Israelis and more than two dozen Americans, President Joe Biden declared that “there is no place for hate in America.”
Biden’s sympathies weren’t directed at Jews, who have faced a rising number of antisemitic threats and attacks in recent weeks, but at Muslims, who he worried would be affected by their association with the religion that fueled Hamas’ brutal assault on Oct. 7.
“As Americans, we must come together and reject Islamophobia and all forms of bigotry and hatred,” Biden wrote in a post on X on Monday. “I have said repeatedly that I will not be silent in the face of hate. We must be unequivocal: There is no place in America for hate against anyone.”
A few hours later, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced questions from corporate media about the “potential rise of antisemitism in light of everything that’s going in Israel.”
“We have not seen any credible threats,” Jean-Pierre began.
Instead of addressing Americans’ concerns about threats towards Jews, Jean-Pierre lectured the press corps that “Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim have endured a disproportionate number of hate-fueled attacks.”
“Certainly President Biden understands that many of our Muslim, Arab, Arab-American, and Palestinian-American loved ones and neighbors are worried about the hate being directed at their communities,” she continued.
On Tuesday, Biden insisted from his presidential X account that “the United States remains committed to the Palestinian people’s right to dignity and to self-determination.”
“The actions of Hamas terrorists don’t take that right away,” Biden wrote.
The Biden administration claims to be the pioneer of the “most comprehensive and ambitious U.S. government effort to counter antisemitism in American history.” Jean-Pierre even advertised the initiative months after it was publicized as a “once-of-a-kind antisemitism plan.”
Yet, when repeat vandals forced an Israeli cultural center in San Diego to shut down, violent anti-Israel demonstrators beat up a Christian man escorting an elderly Jewish couple away from a protest, and residents in Georgia woke up to antisemitic flyers spread all over their neighborhoods, Biden was relatively quiet. Any condemnations of antisemitism he offered in recent weeks included a caveat for Islamophobia as well.
The man who was so vocal about his contempt for the people who entered the Capitol complex on Jan. 6, 2021, had nothing to say when Hamas apologists took over a Capitol office building to express their disdain for the Jewish nation.
He also didn’t weigh in on the college students all across the nation who signed petitions supporting the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and ripped down posters hung for the hundreds of hostages Hamas took from Israel during its sneak attack.
Increases in antisemitic actions are not limited to within U.S. borders.
Hamas’ call for a global “Day of Rage” prompted a slew of attacks and protests in France, China, and other nations including the United States. Corporate media’s willful amplification of terrorist propaganda also incited violence against European and American embassies worldwide.
In the United Kingdom, antisemitic attacks “quadrupled” since Hamas’ massacre on Oct. 7. Other European countries including Germany and France have reported a rise of threats and attempted violence at synagogues.
But according to Biden and his team, Muslims are the ones facing undue discrimination and hate.