Brooklyn, NY - De Blasio Urges Empathy Among Syrian Jews For Muslims; Equates Refugees To Jews Fleeing Nazis
Brooklyn, NY - IDuring a Sabbath address in front of Syrian Jews on Saturday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio urged empathy from the congregation for displaced Syrian Muslims, telling them that the refugees are akin to the Jews fleeing the Nazis.
NYPOST.com (http://bit.ly/1Q8myuu) reports that, speaking before Orthodox worshippers at Congregation Shaare Zion in Brooklyn, de Blasio said, “I know this community understands deeply the pain of any family that must leave a homeland they love because they were forced away by violence and discrimination.”
“When it comes to saving children and families from one of the greatest crises of our times, I remind people to look at history,” de Blasio stated.
Not everyone in attendance, however, agreed with the mayor—-including Brooklyn resident Judy Zarug.
“I don’t think it’s a fair comparison . . . The Jews never had a history of being destructive,” Zarug said.
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