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Jewish Democrat portrayed as the Devil in antisemitic flyer

Jewish Democrat portrayed as the Devil in antisemitic flyer
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A picture has emerged of a flyer which portrays Jewish Congressional challenger, Josh Gottheimer, as a devil.

Gottheimer is running as a Democrat for Congress in New Jersey.

The flyers depict Gottheimer with devil horns. Jews having horns, and Jews being devils, are both antisemitic canards which were common in Christian Europe from the Middle Ages onwards.

The flyers also make a series of other allegations, such as Gottheimer wishing to legalise “11th hour partial birth abortions”.

The image of Gottheimer  has a speech bubble saying “But big media owns me”. Accusing Jewish politicians of being in league with “big media” plays on antisemitic stereotypes and should be avoided.

His opponent Rep. Scott Garrett has publicly condemned the flyers, and their origin is unknown.


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