With the measles outbreak in New York City, it has also resulted in a spike in anti-Semitism. The Atlantic reports:
“Since September 2018, 535 cases have been confirmed in Brooklyn and Queens alone, largely concentrated in Orthodox Jewish communities. Another 247 cases have been confirmed in Rockland County, north of New York City, also largely among Orthodox Jews.”
Further shocking incidents The Atlantic points out are:
“Rivkie Feiner, a community volunteer in Monsey, a town in Rockland County, told me she’s heard numerous stories of people yelling about measles or making derogatory comments when they see Jews. A man walked by her son in Costco and said, “I guess if I get the measles, I’m getting it here.” One local rabbi told her that during a visit to Rite Aid with his family, a group of teenagers screamed at them from the parking lot, “Hitler should have killed you all with the measles.” Feiner has lived in Monsey for basically all her life, she said, and in the past few years, “there have been more anti-Semitic incidents than in [her] entire life combined.””
Sadly, the cases of Jew hatred have gotten worse in New York City, and it has been happening for quite some time. There are a number of reasons why people (including Jews) do not vaccinate. However, the spread of measles is not limited exclusively or even largely to Jews and it is wrong to single them or any specific group for acts of violence or ridicule resulting from this outbreak.
In the case of environmentalists, collective blame can be laid since it is in a general sense. An examination of their base ideology and political campaigns reveals they seek to rid the Earth of the presence of humans in word and deed. It has been established that the anti-vaccine movement is an outgrowth of environmentalism and can be safely concluded that anti-vaccine groups are environmentalist fronts who see viruses weapons they can utilize in their holy way (i.e. jihad) against mankind.
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