Obama campaign blog is hotbed of anti-Semitism

Wednesday, August 06, 2008 |  Israel Today Staff  

An official blog website set up by US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign team has become a clearinghouse for some of the most virulent anti-Semitic rhetoric found anywhere on the Internet.

WorldNetDaily reported that the website, titled MyObama, allows registered users to set up conversation groups and community blogs where they can post their own content. That has opened the flood gates for the anti-Semitic and anti-Israel conspiracy theories and incitement that characterize so many of Obama's supporters.

Many of the posts are of typical fare, including accusations that Israel was behind the 9-11 terrorist attacks, that Israel and American Jews control the US government and that Israel is perpetrating atrocities against the Palestinians.

A handful of posts, however, rival even the most hate-filled Muslim rhetoric, and in Nazi fashion call on Americans to solve their nation's problems by throwing the Jews "in the oven."

Reads one such post:

"Shed ourselves from the racist Zionists in America. They control everything. But they won't keep us down any longer. Throw the Jews in the oven this November. Its the only way we can free America and make sure Barack Obama is elected!"

The MyObama website explicitly states that "content on blogs in My.BarackObama represents the opinions of community members and in no way should be interpreted as endorsed or approved by the campaign."

The Obama staff has removed a handful of anti-Semitic postings in recent weeks, but it appears the majority of hate speech targeting Jews, Israel and anyone who supports them is allowed to remain.

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