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Following the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey,  many Turks have taken to Twitter to blame the attack on Zionists and Jews.

Avlaremoz, a Turkish publication which deals extensively with Jewish issues, documented several tweets, some of which included:

“The real enemy of all the Muslims and all of the oppressed in the world is Zionism and the cursed Israel. Behind the assassination is the Jewish lobby and the USA”

“The assassin is a lowlife agent of the Jewish lobby”

“The Jew does not want Turkish-Russian rapprochement. By inciting Islamophobia, their pawn in Turkey is also involved in the game. Whoever will benefit from this should be the perpetrator. (Dograel – a distorted form referring to the word Israel.)”

“This looks like Jewish work. Simple and effective”

“The assassin has the typical Jewish look. I don’t know if it’s just me but he is a real Jew”

After the attack, protesters invaded the HQ of the People’s Democratic Party, which is pro-Kurdish in its stance, climbing to the top of the building and starting fires, yet many took to Twitter to blame Jews for the further unrest:

“If you were not treacherous, if you were not kafir, if you did not have Jewish roots, you would not attack unarmed soldiers. Victory will be ours, hell will be yours.”

“As you have cowardly asses, you were not able to confront our soldiers and you carried out a treacherous bomb explosion, you Jewish bastards. You will not make it. Revenge will be ours, remember that.”

“Hey you, cowardly Jew, whose humanity is only as much as his money. As you and your dogs burn in hell, those who you have made martyrs will be in heaven.”

“Obviously, we will not have peace unless there are explosions in Iran, England and in the Jewish lands.”

“Cowardly, undignified ones with no honor. You do not have the courage to stand up to a single soldier of ours. Satans. Armenian, Jewish sperms. You will all be croaked.”

“We do not want death penalty for them. We want torture for them. Let them all pay for what they have done, Jewish dogs.”

“Vile, ignoble, Armenian, Jewish, dogs of Hitler. They attacked our soldiers again dastardly. May Allah curse you. The pigs of the EU, USA and Israel.”

“You will not make it, ignoble servants of Jews. This system will change and this country and this nation will get rid of you. Get out and take your owners with you.”

“You Godless ones, those without a holy book, you Armenian, Jewish, Persian, kafir underbred ones. Cursed sperms of rats. Enough is enough.”

Such tweets are illustrative of how even when an event occurs which involves no Jews, to which there is no logical or reasonable connection to Jews, Israel or Judaism, and for which there is no evidence, even circumstantial, that Jews have been involved, that Jews will nonetheless become a scapegoat.


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SOURCEArutz Sheva
Daniel Leons-Marder is the editor of Everyday Antisemitism. He first became involved with the Campaign Against Antisemitism when he became aware of Holocaust denial books being sold by Amazon. He graduated in Summer 2016 with First Class Honours and as Dux Litterarum in Comparative Literature and Philosophy from Royal Holloway. He is currently in the process of qualifying as a lawyer with a City law firm. He also works as a session and performing musician, and is interested in rock and metal, politics, philosophy, and Star Trek.