NYC BLM Pogrom Threat: Next Stop Is the Diamond District
An African American man in a camouflage face mask on Saturday afternoon told Fox News in a rally in New York City: “Today, I’m leading a demonstration from Barclay’s Center at 6 PM to City Hall, and that’s the first stop – and we’re hoping De Blasio and Cuomo come out and talk to us and give the youth some direction. But if they don’t, then next stop is the Diamond District. And gasoline, thanks to Trump, is awfully cheap. So we’re giving them a chance right now to do the right thing.”
For a movement that accuses the Trump administration of dog whistling, this one was enough of a dog whistle to bring in a pack of Dobermans. The Diamond District is a single block on West 47th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, where the street is also officially named Diamond Jewelry Way. The district grew in importance when Nazi Germany invaded the Netherlands and Belgium, forcing thousands of Chassidic Jews in the diamond business to flee Amsterdam and Antwerp and settle in New York City. They have remained a dominant influence in the Diamond District.
When you threaten to burn down the Diamond District, you signal your followers it is time to burn down the Jews.
The dog whistle didn’t pass by Fox News host Eric Shawn, who reacted on live TV: “Those are outrageous words to say. Basically that person was basically suggesting that they plan to go to the diamond district, which is run basically by Orthodox Jews here in New York City – certainly hope that is not the case and we do not endorse – in fact, we condemn that type of language here on the Fox News channel. Someone saying that certainly should be called out in terms of any type of potential threat of any sort that we just heard live from someone who interviewed here on this channel.” […[