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Irish council worker admits to sending Justice Minister series of antisemitic messages

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John Dillon, a council worker in Dublin has admitted sending ten antisemitic e-mails to former Irish Justice Minister Alan Shatter over a five week period. In the e-mails, Dillon called Shatter a “perfidious Jew” and “Yiddish whore”, telling him to “f*** off back to the West Bank Zionist a**hole”.

Shatter said of the e-mails: “I got them because I am Jewish, no matter how much of a hard neck you have, persistence of that nature is upsetting and distressing…For any Jewish person to receive this is upsetting, when it’s persistent and ongoing you don’t know what the next step is going to be for this person.”

At the time of his arrest, Dillon claimed that he was exercising his right to free speech and that it was a “political matter” but he has since apologised for the messages, saying he sent them because he was “depressed”.

Photo: Irish Sun


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