Sunday, May 11, 2014

Ireland: Fianna Fáil canvasser insults Jewish woman

A Fianna Fáil local election candidate in south Dublin has described as “entirely inappropriate” and “repugnant to me” comments made to a young Jewish woman by one of his canvassers last night. 
In a statement late last night the chairman of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland Maurice Cohen explained how, during a canvass earlier in the night, “a young mother and member of the Jewish community in Dublin” was subjected “to what can only be described as anti-Semitic remarks. 
“The FF canvasser acting in support of outgoing councillor John Lahart upon being informed that the young woman would not be voting Fianna Fáil queried ‘You’re hardly voting FG? The problem is that Alan Shatter is a Jew and as a Jew he looks down on the rest of us Gentiles..... Oh maybe you’re a jewess?’ Whereupon he followed with ‘Well it’s a good profession to be in’.”
More: Irish Times

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