Veena Malik under fire on Twitter for anti-Semitic tweet quoting Hitler

Published 14 May, 2021 02:28pm

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People are condemning her not only for spreading hate, but also discrediting the Palestinian movement.

Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP

Actor Veena Malik is in hot water on Twitter and other social media platforms after she posted an anti-Semitic tweet 'quoting' Adolf Hitler. A good rule of thumb for Veena Malik (and everyone else) is that if a mass murderer responsible for genocide said it, it's probably best not to repeat it.

In the now deleted tweet, she wrote "I would have killed all the Jews of the world…but I kept some to show the world why I killed them" and attributed it to Hitler. According to several news outlets, the quote has misattributed.

The tweet has since been removed by Twitter for violating its rules and Malik claimed later that her Twitter account was "compromised".

But that explanation isn't holding up in the court of social media, where people are unanimously condemning her bigotry and anti-Semitism.

Her tweet is now being used as a means to discredit the Palestine movement and support for Palestinians and by right wingers who seek to claim that everyone supporting Palestine is anti-Semitic.

People around the world are calling her out for broadcasting hate to her 1.2 million Twitter followers.

And rightly so. We're unsure why in the world she's quoting Hitler on anything. In case you missed your history lesson Veena Malik, he wouldn't have been a friend of yours either.

People are also calling for her account to suspended.

What she, and other people who think like this, need to remember is that the Israeli government is doing this, not all Jewish people. Supporting genocide isn't any way to support the Palestinian people.

The death toll in Palestine has risen above 100 as Israeli armed forces continue to attack Palestinians, and drawing the conversation away from the attacks and violence and towards anti-Semitism isn't doing anyone any favours.

Israel as a country is perpetrating these acts of violence and aggression. It has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with power imbalances and greed. Israel is not the flag-bearer for Judaism anymore than ISIS or the Taliban are for Islam. Not all Jewish people support Israel and its human rights violations and many actually condemn them. We must remember to separate the religion from these people who are committing human rights violations.