Vice President Kamala Harris faced backlash on social media after announcing the country’s first National Strategy to Counter Islamophobia.
“Taking on hate is a national priority,” Harris posted online, emphasizing the Biden Administration’s efforts to “combat a surge of hate in America.”
Critics questioned the timing of the post, coming just weeks after the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel and amid a major surge in hate crimes against Jewish people.
JUST IN: As Jewish students are being targeted and attacked on college campuses across the nation by left-wing radicals, VP Kamala Harris has launched a strategy to counter Islamophobia.
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— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 1, 2023
“On the same day Hamas leadership goes on international TV and declares their goal is to erase Jews and Israel off the planet,” The Spectator editor Stephen L. Miller commented. “Just stunning.”
“According to the FBI director, Jews make up 2.4% of the US population but are the targets of 60% of hate crimes,” political commentator Gad Saad said. “This is why it is apparently important to fight Islamophobia according to the White House.”
“Anti-semitism is at the highest level since NAZI Germany and the Biden admin decides to launch an anti-Islamophobia effort,” GOP Rep. Derrick Van Orden wrote. “I have absolutely no idea how anyone who cares about the survival of Jewish people could vote for any member of the Democratic Party.”
Kamala Harris announces the “country's first National Strategy to Counter Islamophobia” to “combat a surge of hate in America.”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 1, 2023
“Timing is everything & is itself a statement,” Fox News’ Tammy Bruce posted. “This as Jews are being threatened, hunted, & attacked worldwide. Tells you everything you need to know about the moral depravity and corruption of the Democratic Party and especially of the people in the White House. Shame on them.”
“After the worst massacre of Jews since the Holocaust and a breakout of pro-Hamas activism on campus, the White House is claiming *Islamophobia* is our top concern,” Republican Sen. Tom Cotton posted on X.
The FBI data showed a significant rise in reported hate crime incidents, with anti-Jewish hate crimes reaching the highest number recorded in almost three decades.
The White House responded by highlighting steps taken to combat antisemitism and engage with college campuses and organizations.