| ||As fashion designer John Galliano faces up to charges in court relating to his anti-Semitic outburst earlier this year, there’s an interesting piece of news in the Daily Express today on the Israeli PM’s son reportedly posting disparaging remarks about Islam and Muslims on Facebook. |
From the Daily Express:
“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's son has reportedly posted disparaging comments about Arabs and Muslims on his Facebook page.
“The newspaper Haaretz found that earlier this year 19-year-old Yair Netanyahu posted that Muslims "celebrate hate and death".
“He wrote after Palestinians killed five members of an Israeli family that "terror has a religion and it is Islam".
“Haaretz also reported that after ethnic clashes in 2008, Yair called for a boycott of Arab businesses.
“A lawyer for the Netanyahu family said the comments were those of a "teenager" and were "taken out of context in an attempt to defame the prime minister and his family".
“Haaretz said the comments were quickly removed.”
As we’ve always maintained, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism are twin evils and the fight to eradicate these prejudices should be one shared by Muslim and Jewish communities.
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