For years member of Trump’s White House Administration have made islamophobic remarks that helped fuel the New Zealand mosque massacre.
Smollett could face a prison sentence of up to three years and a massive fine.
Critics called out the media for using the phrase ‘alleged attack,’ and then for reporting the attack at all.
Smollett was beaten and endured a chemical attack from strangers who allegedly shouted racist and anti-gay slurs.
From 2016 to 2018, swastika vandalism rose 76 percent, according to the NYPD. There was a notable increase after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.
Jews were the target of 183 of this year’s incidents, a 22% increase from the year before.
He allegedly said “I want to stab the Jews,” getting him convicted of a hate crime, even though the person he attacked wasn’t Jewish.
The man did not use any anti-Semitic slurs or racial epithets while attacking the victim, who was wearing a shtreimel, or traditional fur hat.
The incident occurred in the same area where two Orthodox Jewish boys got attacked last week, in separate cases.
A passerby repeatedly punched a 9-year-old in the face on Sunday evening in Williamsburg, and another boy was attacked 30 minutes later.