Scottish Daily Mail

I’LL CALL PO­LICE IN OVER JEWISH CAR­TOON ROW

- By Gra­ham Grant Home Af­fairs Ed­i­tor Elections · Twitter · United Kingdom · United States of America · Israel · Boko Haram · Barack Obama · George W. Bush · Palestinian Authority · Palestinian Territory · Palestinian National Authority · West Bank · Council · Scottish National Party · Kilmarnock · Wet Wet Wet

A NEW Jewish cam­paign group has called for a Na­tion­al­ist MSP to quit over an an­ti­Semitic tweet.

More than 1,000 peo­ple have also backed a pe­ti­tion de­mand­ing her res­ig­na­tion.

The Judeo-Chris­tian Al­liance (JCA) is threat­en­ing to re­port MSP San­dra White to po­lice af­ter she shared a hugely of­fen­sive im­age with thou­sands of her Twit­ter fol­low­ers.

The car­toon cir­cu­lated by Mrs White de­picted six piglets, rep­re­sent­ing Bri­tain, the US, Is­rael and terror groups IS, Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram suck­ling from a large sow with the word ‘Roth­schild’ writ­ten on it.

An im­age of a bank with a Star of David was also em­bla­zoned onto the sow, along­side de­pic­tions of pres­i­dents Barack Obama and Ge­orge W Bush with the Star of David on their faces.

JCA co-chair­man El­liot Davis ac­cused Mrs White of ‘fan­ning the flames’ of anti-Jewish at­ti­tudes.

Mrs White has said she ac­ci­den­tally retweeted the of­fen­sive car­toon, which cam­paign­ers com­pared to the ‘very worst of Nazi pro­pa­ganda’.

Mr Davis, 56, of Kil­marnock, Ayr­shire – a for­mer man­ager of pop group Wet Wet Wet – said: ‘To retweet any­thing, you ac­tu­ally have to en­gage in the process.

‘If it was not her in­ten­tion to retweet, how or why did she click on the but­ton?

‘I find my imag­i­na­tion stretched by her claim of gen­uine er­ror and I just don’t buy it.

‘This was a vile, racist, Judeo­pho­bic tweet that should have been im­me­di­ately re­ported to Twit­ter but she chose in­stead to retweet it.

‘Why then should we take her at her word that she is also not in fact anti-Semitic?

‘Ad­di­tion­ally I find it quite bizarre that she claims in her apol­ogy to be some­one who works with “ev­ery­one who seeks peace in Is­rael and Pales­tine”.’

The Scot­tish Coun­cil of Jewish Com­mu­ni­ties has also warned of anti-Semitism on so­cial me­dia. Mrs White de­clined to com­ment. An SNP spokesman said Mrs White had retweeted the im­age by mis­take, later delet­ing it, and apol­o­gised for any of­fence.

 ??  ?? Out­rage: El­liot Davis con­demned tweet
Out­rage: El­liot Davis con­demned tweet

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