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Anti-Semitic agitation is shifted to Facebook and Twitter

A Jewish family comes from the summer home for the holidays, and there emblazoned, suddenly, a sign on the garage door: "Here is a Jew lives." The shock of the Graffito met, especially the children: "What have we done?" they asked the parents. Incidents such as these, the Swiss Israelite community Federation (SIG) and the Foundation against racism and anti-Semitism (GRA). The results are documented in the annual anti-Semitism report for the German part of Switzerland.

While the number of physical and verbal attacks in the real world in the last year remained with 42 incidents stable, the report's authors are particularly worried about anti-Semitic hate speech in the virtual area, and especially in social media. Here is an urgent need for action, write the SIG and the GRA. For the first time, the online transactions were recorded last year in a systematic way. Around 90 per cent of the hate speech found on Twitter and Facebook.

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Striking was that many people took any reluctance and under their clear name, anti-Semitic absonderten. A similar report on Islamophobia, there is not yet, however, representatives of Islamic associations observed in Switzerland, similar developments in the Muslim anti-hate speech on Facebook and Twitter.

of the total Of 535 collected online cases account for 219 on anti-Semitic conspiracy theories. The old cliché of the Jewish world conspiracy, comes today in a new dress, therefore, in the supposedly from the Jewish Investor George Soros funded "Umvolkung" of Europe. In extreme right circles, a popular theory, there are different variants. One assumes that the Jews for the Holocaust, wanted to avenge by the most countless migrants to Europe smuggling. This should then displace the "native White" and destroy it.

In second place with 164 incidents of Israel-related anti-Semitism. Criticism of Israel is not generally anti-Semitic, it is said in the report. If, for example, Israeli with Jews or Israel's policies compare with the policies of the Nazis, handle it, but anti-Semitism. If the Israeli air force responds to rocket attacks by Islamists and targets in the Gaza strip bombed, it comes online regularly to a rise in anti-Semitic hate speech.

General anti-Semitism – to the statement "Jews are stingy, for example" – with 121 incidents in third place. Relatively rare the denial or trivialization of the Holocaust, with 31 incidents.

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in addition to hatred of the extreme Right and Left talk about, there are also anti-Semitic comments of Muslims. The used profile names and Expressions have often an origin from the Balkans to close. An example is a Bosnian stubby is a founding member of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland, which stands out due to the spread of anti-Semitic cartoons would be.

Many of the comments originate from a relatively few "repeat offenders". Among them are also the Chairman of the Basel section of the extreme right-wing Pnos (party of nationally Oriented Swiss), Tobias Steiger in addition to a Monday in the woman's field because of racial discrimination condemned the Palestinians. He now has two methods for anti-Semitic racial discrimination on the neck. The presumption of innocence applies.

another Twitter user, the notice constantly by hate speech, is a neo-Nazi from the Central part of Switzerland. He referred to the Swiss Israelite community Association, for example, as an Israeli terrorist organization, whose goal it was to undermine European Nations and to Rob. Countless English mistakes in the anti-Semitic comments in General suggest that it is not ordered to the level of education of the Hetzer for the Best.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 20.03.2019, 20:32 PM

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