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January 12, 2010

Veteran Guardian Commenter Calls for "Slaughter" of Jewish Settlers

The Guardian asserts on its Community Standards page that

Participants who seriously, persistently or wilfully ignore the community standards, participation guidelines or terms and conditions will have their posting privileges for all guardian.co.uk community areas withdrawn.

And among the community standards whose serious violation is said to result in a total ban is comments "others might find extremely offensive or threatening."

How's this for a threat: Any Jewish settlers who refuse to leave their homes at gunpoint "must be slaughtered, any last man, woman and child." So wrote William Bapthorpe, a veteran poster on the Guardian's comment sections.

According to the CIF Watch blog, though, Bapthorpe has not been banned. Click here for CIF Watch's suggestion on how to respond to Bapthorpe's incitement to violence.

See also here for CAMERA's look at hateful comments on the Huffington Post.

Posted by GI at January 12, 2010 04:41 PM

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unfortunately, rank antiSemitism in England can now be considered fashionable. How much things remain the same.

Posted by: Dan at January 13, 2010 11:39 AM

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