Tuesday, October 16, 2012

News the HP Doesn't Cover: Anti-Semitism Trend (UPDATED)

This news is actually a couple days old, but I gave the HP a chance to cover it because it's a pretty big deal and made numerous other news sites:

"French anti-racist and Jewish organizations on Monday condemned what they called a wave of anti-Semitism sweeping over the micro-blogging site Twitter using the hashtag #unbonjuif.

The hashtag – which in English means a good Jew – has been one of the top trending words on French language tweets in recent days and is often followed by offensive comments such as: "A good Jew can pump up your tyre with his nose."

....France's SPCJ Jewish security watchdog said last week that anti-Semitic acts surged by 45% in the first eight months of this year and were given new impetus by deadly attacks in March by Islamic extremist Mohamed Merah."
But, you know, anti-Semitism is only ever used to "muzzle" legitimate criticism of Israel, so this news is nothing to worry about. 

UPDATE: The HP did eventually cover this story.

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