- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 2, 2014

In addition to photos of lattes and hipsters throwing up peace signs, one Brooklyn coffee shop is using its Instagram account to serve up an order of hate toward Jews.

The Bushwick Coffee Shop, located at 203 Wilson Ave., is receiving a wave of backlash after ranting on Instagram about the neighborhood’s Jewish community, calling Jews “greedy infiltrators” who seek dominance in Brooklyn, Brokelyn first reported.

The author of the post, who identifies as Hispanic, seems to direct most of his anger toward his Jewish landlord, whom he calls a “hoarder” and a “mess.”

“Bushwick is rising and progressing, and bettering, but us contributing or just appreciating this rise and overall positive change do not want to be lumped with greedy infiltrators,” he wrote, adding that Jews, in many cases, “function via greed and dominance.”

“This is my neighborhood,” he declared, firing back at critics who accused him of being racist. “I’m not a racist. But in fairness this is MY country and I’m entitled to feeling any way I do, and I’m entitled to lawfully express myself without physically hurting or threatening anyone.”

“The only reason culture is brought up is because there is a strong history that happens to be connected to it. But it could be any race,” he said.

One Instagram user blamed the coffee shop’s somewhat incoherent rant on a caffeine overdose. Others assumed the post would be the shop’s undoing.

“It is foolish to combine politics and a public facing business,” one person wrote. “You may have very well sealed the fate of your coffee shop. I wish you the best of luck. You may need it now, more than ever.”

“Infiltrators? You do realize jews have been a significant population in Brooklyn since the mid 1800s, right?” another argued.

In what appeared to be an attempt at damage control, the coffee shop posted a YouTube video on Facebook, featuring a panel of anti-Zionist Jews.

“I love LOVE these Jews. These men have the right idea,” Bushwick Coffee Shop wrote, complete with a smiley face.



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