Wednesday, June 1, 2016

UK: Jewish journalist targeted for anti-Semitic abuse after posting about 'gay-inclusive book'

Via Jewish News:
Police have launched an investigation after the Jewish founder of PinkNews received hundreds of anti-Semitic and homophobic messages online.

Benjamin Cohen tweeted that he had read “gay inclusive book” about a prince finding a same sex partner to his two young nieces, but within hours faced a barrage of hate-fuelled abuse. Some of those responsible have also targeted other high-profile Jewish figures.

He said he had wanted to make public a “lovely moment” with his sister and was shocked at the reaction. Although he had previously been targeted online, he told Jewish News it had never been “so vitriolic” or in such numbers, which he estimated to be in excess of 300 in the space of less than a day.

One message said: “If all Jews would go gay and lesbian we’d all be happy. Would save on our gas bill later.” Another said “Can’t survive an AIDS shoah.” He was also accused of “child abuse” and “perversion”.

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