On Wednesday, Vice President Kamala Harris announced the Biden administration’s National Strategy to Counter Islamophobia, despite a massive spike in antisemitic threats and attacks in the US and around the world since Hamas terrorists murdered over 1,400 Israelis on Oct. 7.
Harris posted a video on X and wrote, “Taking on hate is a national priority. Today, @POTUS and I are announcing the country’s first National Strategy to Counter Islamophobia. This action is the latest step forward in our work to combat a surge of hate in America.”
In the video, Harris noted that President Joe Biden had created a National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism earlier in 2023, yet did not discuss what the strategy was, how it was being implemented or its results, as antisemitic attacks continue to rise.
Harris instead chose to discuss an alleged threat of Islamophobia: “For years, Muslims in America and those perceived to be Muslim have endured a disproportionate number of hate-fueled attacks. As a result of the Hamas terrorist attack in Israel and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, we have seen an uptick in anti-Palestinian, anti-Arab, antisemitic, and Islamophobic incidents across America, including the brutal attack of a Palestinian-American woman, who is Muslim, and the killing of her 6-year-old son.”
Harris was slammed on social media for the announcement, as videos continue to trend on social media that show antisemitic incidents on college campuses and the streets of American cities.
Most recently, at Cornell University, Jewish students received death threats. At New York City’s Cooper Union, Jewish students were forced to hide inside a locked library from an angry pro-Hamas mob, and at Harvard, an Israeli student was physically and verbally assaulted.
The FBI recently revealed its 2022 hate crime statistics that showed once again Jews faced the most hate crimes of any religious group.