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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

"Free Gaza" publishes, and deletes, unambigiously anti-semitic tweet

As if there was any doubt that the people behind the "Free Gaza" movement are motivated by anything other than pure Jew-hatred...

From Avi Mayer in Storify:
  1. The Free Gaza Movement is the key actor behind the successive flotillas that have sought to violate the maritime closure around Gaza in support of Hamas.  It is chaired by Huwaida Arraf, who also heads the International Solidarity Movement (and has endorsed the use of violence against Israel), and its Board of Advisors includes such luminaries as Naomi KleinPeter Hansen, and Jenny Tonge.  It has been endorsed by a range of organizations and individuals, including Desmond Tutu, Jewish Voice for Peace, Code Pink, the Palestine Red Crescent Society, the Rachel Corrie Foundation, George Galloway, and Neturei Karta International.
  2. On Sunday, September 30, a disturbing tweet was posted by their official account (click to expand the image):
  3. The tweet read, "Zionists operated the concentration camps and helped murder millions of innocent Jews," and contained a link.  The link led to this horrifying video:

  4. Zionists operated the concentration camps and helped murder millions of innocent Jews
  5. Among the shocking statements made in the video are the following:
  6. "What is going on is the grand Nazi scheme.  There's only one political party in the world today and that's called the Nazis.  And you say, 'well, Adolf Hitler died in 1945 and that was the end of the Nazi Party.'  But that's because you've never been told what the origin of 'Nazi' is.  'Na' is National Socialism, which was the German Nazis, and in 1923 there was a double agent who came to Hitler and he said to Hitler, 'look, your Nazi Party, your National Socialist Party, is not getting off the ground.  You need an alliance.'  And he suggested that they ally with the Zionist Party.  So the 'Na' of National Socialism joined with the Zionist Party, the World Zionist Party, in 1923, and ever after was known as the Nazis, N-A-Z-I.  The 'zi' was for 'Zionists.  But of course no one knew that, because our popular mythology is that the terrible Nazis were attacking the Jews." (00:38-01:36)

    "And of course Hitler, allying himself with the Zionists, he said, 'after all, you're right,' he said, 'we have the same goals.'  And so he allied with the Zionist Party and the mission of the Nazis was to force the anti-Zionist Jews to accept Zionism.  And this is what the concentration camps were about.  They put the anti-Zionist Jews in the concentration camps and they were placed under the direct administration of the Sonderkommandos, who were the Zionist Jews.  So the concentration camps were run by the Zionist Jews in order to punish and get rid of the anti-Zionist Jews, which they did.  And of course that's a part of the Holocaust that you're never told."  (4:04-4:48)
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Disturbing Silence

It is disturbing to note that, by my count, not a single one of the individuals or organizations listed on the Free Gaza Movement website as being associated with the organization has (as of this writing) distanced themselves from the movement's apparent anti-Semitism or withdrawn their endorsement as a result of this shocking incident. Are we to assume that all the organizations listed here approve of Mullins's outrageous claims about the Holocaust? Can we assume anything else? It has now been more than 48 hours since the tweet first appeared.

Read the whole thing. (And there are lots of updates there as well, as Free Gaza leaders dig themselves deeper into the hole of lies and absurd claims.)