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Alan Dershowitz: Politicizing NY Jewish Attack 'Despicable'

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By    |   Monday, 30 December 2019 10:32 PM EST

Using the weekend stabbing attack on a group of Jewish people to pounce on your political opponents is "despicable" and "dangerous," attorney Alan Dershowitz said Monday.

Dershowitz was on Fox News' "Hannity" and was asked about Sunday's attack that left five Hasidic Jews injured after a man walked into a house party at a rabbi's house in Monsey, New York, and began stabbing.

"These are people who have been hurt, seriously hurt," Dershowitz said. "These are people I grew up with. These are people I know. This is flesh and blood. This is an increase in one of the worst forms of hatred imaginable.

"To take partisan advantage, whether a Democrat or Republican, and to use it to point blame at your political enemies is not only despicable, but it is so dangerous.

"Pointing fingers at your political enemies and blaming them for a worldwide phenomenon that is exploding all over the world, not just the United States, is beneath contempt and extremely dangerous. And it has to stop."

Dershowitz said people often "get caught up in this frenzy of blame [President Donald] Trump, blame religion, blame Christianity, blame the Jews for their own problems.

"They create racial tensions.

"Well, let me tell you, folks, Jews are allowed to live anywhere in the world safely. And without their safety being turned into a political football."

The suspect in the attack was hit with several charges during a Monday court appearance.

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Using the weekend stabbing attack on a group of Jewish people to pounce on your political opponents is "despicable" and "dangerous," attorney Alan Dershowitz said Monday.
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