White nationalists and neo-Nazis largely supported a series of antisemitic attacks that sparked fear and outrage across the New York metropolitan area at the close of 2019, a Hatewatch review of their correspondences determined. The statements from organized racists are noteworthy due to the racialized nature of two prominent attacks that took place in December 2019: The suspects accused in both incidents are black. Two black suspects allegedly shot and killed four people in a Jersey City, New Jersey, kosher supermarket on Dec. 11, 2019, and another allegedly attacked Hasidic Jews at the home of a rabbi in Monsey, New York, on Dec. 28, 2019. Both incidents brought renewed attention to a spike in antisemitic hate crimes taking place not only in and around New York City, but also nationwide. Hate crimes targeted Jews above any other group in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago during 2019, according to research conducted by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism (CSHE) at California State University, San Bernardino. White nationalists, who regularly produce a deluge of propaganda that is both antisemitic and depicts black people as violent criminals, used the attacks primarily to focus on sharpening their attacks on Jews. “If it’s an altercation between a black and a white, my sympathy goes for the white,” white nationalist podcaster Michael “Enoch” Peinovich said in a Dec. 30, 2019 broadcast of his show “Strike and Mike.” “But If there’s an altercation between a black and Jew, it happens differently.” Peinovich stopped short of endorsing the Dec. 28 machete attack on his show but nevertheless admitted to laughing at what he described as a video of a man punching an Orthodox Jewish person. Neo-Nazis on the messaging app Telegram praised the attackers outright. One channel run by a pseudonymous internet personality referred to the suspects as “based Synagogue Stabbers” after the Monsey machete attack. One neo-Nazi channel on Telegram attached to a group that promotes committing acts of terrorism republished a list of “non-white heroes” written by someone going by the name Bobby Bowie on Dec. 11, 2019. The list included the names of the suspects of the Jersey City shooter attack next to the tagline, “3 K***s, 1 Cop,” referring to the victims of the attack. Another Telegram channel that traffics in neo-Nazi propaganda posted a series of videos following the attacks that highlighted black speakers voicing criticisms of Jews, appearing to portray them as allies in a shared struggle. Commenters on the private forum for the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer took a similar tone about the story across dozens of posts in the aftermath of the Monsey attack. “What a fantastic end to 2019,” a pseudonymous poster going by the name WhiteShariaEnforcer. “Black k*** slayers sending white pills to the goyim.” “White pills” refers to an event that is positive or hopeful for white nationalists. “Goyim” refers to non-Jews.

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