KJP Dismisses Question On Concern Over Rise In Anti-Semitism: ‘Muslims Have Endured A Disproportionate Number Of Hate-Fueled Attacks’
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 23: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on October 23, 2023 in Washington, DC. During the news conference Jean-Pierre was joined by the Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council John Kirby who spoke on the status of the war between Israel and Hamas.
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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre deflected when asked Monday about the concerning rise in anti-Semitism across the U.S. — instead addressing “hate-fueled attacks” against Muslims. 

Jean-Pierre was asked how concerned the Biden administration was about a rise in anti-Semitism stemming from Hamas’ terrorist attack on Israel on October 7, and the press secretary dismissed the question, saying, “We have not seen any credible threats.”

“I know there’s questions about credible threats, so just want to make sure that that’s out there,” she added and then went on to condemn attacks against Muslims. 

“But look, Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim have endured a disproportionate number of hate-fueled attacks,” Jean-Pierre said. “And certainly President Biden understands that many of our Muslim Arab Americans’ and Palestinian Americans’ loved ones and neighbors are worried about the hate being directed at their community.”

Jean-Pierre went on to say that President Biden has directed the Department of Homeland Security to identify and address any threats to “the Jewish, the Muslim, the Arab American, or any other communities.” The press secretary’s dismissal of addressing anti-Semitism comes after student groups and far-Left protesters in America have condemned Israel and spouted anti-Semitic tropes in the wake of Hamas’ brutal attack on Israel that killed over 1,400 people.

Anti-Semitism has emerged on American college campuses following the deadliest attack on the Jewish people since the Holocaust. Just days after the terrorist attack on Israel, a lecturer at Stanford was suspended after students said he singled out Jewish students in his class and told them to grab their belongings and stand in a corner, saying, “This is what Israel does to the Palestinians.” Meanwhile, a Jewish student at Columbia University said he was attacked on campus by a pro-Palestinan activist who was tearing down fliers raising awareness about Israelis who have been taken hostage by Hamas.

Dozens of student groups at Harvard downplayed the atrocities committed by Hamas and blamed Israel for the brutal violence that targeted Jews. Despite Hamas committing war crimes, entering civilians’ homes and murdering babies, children, women, mothers and fathers, brutalizing the victims, the students claimed it was “entirely” Israel’s fault.


Anti-Israel demonstrations broke out across the U.S. after the Hamas attack as thousands of Hamas sympathizers called for Israel to be wiped off the map. Far-Left protesters also stormed the Capitol complex last week. The Capitol protest was held by a group called “Jewish Voices for Peace, which “seeks to end Israel as a Jewish & democratic state” as pointed out by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY). 

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