The Huffington Post published the news of the Iranian government hanging four people convicted of bank fraud. I clicked on the thread expecting to see a few of the usual suspects trying to justify this action the way they usually do. Instead, I found hundreds of comments in support of the execution.
I have a couple thoughts on these comments.
First of all, it's typical HPer hypocrisy. The HPers will scream "apartheid" and "racism" any time a minority in Israel is mistreated (see: African migrants), but when people are executed for white collar crime in Iran, they applaud.
Second, this kind of vitriol can help explain some leftist anti-Semitism. The moment you step away from the language of "human rights" (which we know is a purely political talking point anyway) and start demanding the execution of "bankers," it's not too difficult to make the jump from "bankers" to "Jews". We see tons of comments equating Jews to "the bankers" (usually disguised as "Zionists" or the fan favorite "the Rothschilds").