Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga) — the same MTG who infamously claimed Jewish lasers in outer space deliberately started the 2020 California wildfires — recently compared COVID mask mandates to the six-pointed stars that Nazis forced Jews to wear before they were sent off to the concentration camps.
Taylor Greene’s ignorant and unbelievably insensitive statement aroused a firestorm — as did a Nashville hat shop, hatWRKS, when it started selling the MTG-inspired patches. The store initially defended the merchandise, then issued an apology of sorts following a protest demonstration and strong pushback from some of its wholesale suppliers.
Belgian Soccer Star Noa Lange Leads Crowd in Chanting: ‘I Would Rather Die Than Be a Sporting Jew!’
Noa Lange (21), who plays for Club Brugge, was videotaped leading the team’s supporters in chanting “I’d rather die than be a sporting Jew!” after Brugge won the season’s national title. Brugge’s rival team, Anderlecht, is often derisively called a “Jewish club” by supporters of opposing teams. Lange refused to apologize and actually doubled down on his behavior following the controversy that arose after the posting of the video.
A report in The Algemeiner Jewish newspaper noted the following: “Yet despite a new mood to oppose racism in European soccer — with players in leagues across the continent symbolically taking a knee before games as an anti-racist gesture — Club Brugge’s management issued a statement firmly backing Lange and offering no apology for the antisemitic chant.”
“Hamas, Hamas… Jews to the Gas!” — What Dutch Soccer Fans Shouted Before the Start of a Match
A month before the Belgian fans chanted the antisemitic slogan above, fans in The Netherlands chanted “Hamas, Hamas… Jews to the gas!” prior to the start of a match between two Dutch teams: Arnhem-based Vitesse and Amsterdam-based Ajax football clubs.
From a report in The Cleveland Jewish News: “The chant came from fans of Vitesse towards Ajax, whose players and supporters have long been affectionately known as ‘the Jews’ due to the team’s large Jewish support and rich history of Jews in Amsterdam. Numerous videos of the incident have been posted on social media.”
It’s hard to see how calling for the mass extermination of human beings can be seed as “affectionate.”
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