The Jewish Council of Representatives repulsed Julius Malema after the controversial EFF leader claimed that Jews trained snipers to kill black people.
"Julius Malema's remarks are in line with what has become characteristic of his attention-seeking behavior.His constant selection of minority groups in our country is focused on creating racial tensions.This is very unfortunate because we are at a time in our history where we need to be aware of the dangers of inflammatory words, what we need more than ever is that our politicians show leadership and not division, "said the group in a statement on Facebook.
SAJBD responds to statements by Julius Malema Julius Malema's remarks are in accordance with what has become typical for his …
Posted by the South African Jewish College of Representatives on Thursday, August 23, 2018
Malema made the claim yesterday on a media plea and said, "They will kill us for that." There is a group of white right-handers who are being trained by Jews in Pretoria to be snipers. & # 39;
So far there is no evidence for his claims.
Controversially, he said that these snipers are being trained by "Jews."
The mention of the Jewish people is slammed on a large scale, and according to some this amounts to hateful language.
The spokesperson for the South African Jewish Council of Representatives, Charisse Zeifert, said the organization chose not to go into the matter any further, because it is just typical Malema that makes mischief & # 39 ;, and no more broadcast time.
She added: "It does not matter if it is Jews or Indians or Afrikaners, we can not have a politician engaged in racist incitement."
Malema's remarks about Jews are currently facing a strong backlash on social media, some saying that his comments are hate speech and others even compare him to Adolf Hitler.
@ Radio702 the walking circus of hatred, Jews, Indians, whites! why is hateful speech okay for him?
– Regina Veronica (@BbmblondeGene) August 24, 2018
This country lost the fucking spirit about a douchebag in a straw hat that pronounced the "K-word", but does not say anything when #Malema channels his inner Hitler / Amin … and spits his gall to us!
The #EFF is fed by hatred, but it is apparently "okay" because it is aimed at whites and Jews. WTF ???? https://t.co/StoSA227DL
– Sihle Ngobese (@BigDaddyLiberty) August 24, 2018
It is disturbing how Malema thinks he can get away by saying such a thing without explaining how he reached such a conclusion. Even if it is true (no reason to believe that), why would you call religion? His remark about Ramaphosa's land reform policy is also nonsense.
– Leonard Solms (@ LeonSolms) August 24, 2018
Look: Julius Malema accuses Jews (semitic people) of educating white right wombs as snipers. He deliberately opts for collectivist and multiple language use to provoke racial hatred against minorities. Black racism must receive the same indignation and punishment as white racism. pic.twitter.com/RdEPjYxMGk
– Siphamandla (@Sowellnomics) August 24, 2018
Malema accuses Jews of training Africans to shoot him because of his attitude on the land. He has specifically focused on a religious group as Hitler did. He is no better than the racists he says he hates. And he must be treated in the same way as they are being treated.
– Max Gebhardt (@maxgeb) August 23, 2018
This is certainly not the first time that Malema has been accused of hate speech.
A judge found him guilty of the crime in 2011 for leading his followers in the singing of Dubul & iBhunu, which translates as "Shoot the Farmer."
In 2017, the South African Equality Rights Equal Movement (Samrem) filed hateful charges against him for saying that "Indians are worse than Africans" during the fourth anniversary celebrations of the EFF in Durban.
This year he again made controversial remarks about Indian people, and he told a meeting on the Youth Day in the Northwest that he believes the majority of the Indian population is racist.
And in March, the prosecutor announced that they would report Malema to the Equality Court about hateful charges for allegedly referring to Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor Athol Trollip, "We're going to remove a mayor from PE … we're going for you white in PE, we're going to cut the throat. & # 39;
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