Nigel Farage asked why anti-Semitism is on the rise and everybody’s irony meters broke – the only replies you need
The horrific mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, in which 11 people were killed by a far-right gunman, has shocked the world with its brutality. Among the many condemnations from key political figures is this one from Barack Obama.
We grieve for the Americans murdered in Pittsburgh. All of us have to fight the rise of anti-Semitism and hateful rhetoric against those who look, love, or pray differently. And we have to stop making it so easy for those who want to harm the innocent to get their hands on a gun.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 27, 2018
However, amongst the discussions of the hate crime was one on LBC’s phone-in show hosted by former UKIP leader and seven-times failed parliamentary candidate, Nigel Farage. LBC promoted the topical conversation via Twitter.
— LBC (@LBC) October 28, 2018
And these replies tell you all you need to know.
Man who hands out petrol and matches asks why there are more fires.https://t.co/QZvPi1AEgj
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) October 28, 2018
— Jo Maugham QC (@JolyonMaugham) October 28, 2018
Is this the same @Nigel_Farage who did a deal with a Holocaust denier's party to get more money for UKIP, who vomits out the same Soros conspiracy theories as the alleged gunman, and who said that the "Jewish lobby" has too much power? https://t.co/u8rvV6gpgk
— Steve Peers (@StevePeers) October 28, 2018
Are you fucking kidding? This isn’t a game, LBC, you chortling, irresponsible dickheads. Wherever do these racists get their ideas? It’s a fucking mystery. https://t.co/ZZbVAMQUsm
— Chris Addison (@mrchrisaddison) October 28, 2018
Look at your own social media posts Nigel. And the comments you made in EU parliament. Particularly the ones about "Soros." And then undergo a period of quiet reflection. https://t.co/JwWhFBqU3w
— Otto English (@Otto_English) October 28, 2018
Nice ratio there LBC. I see this whole ‘enabling anti-semitic shitheads to ponder their own culpability’ deal is going swimmingly.
Drop him. Now. https://t.co/KJ6nhPjNsM
— Robert Webb (@arobertwebb) October 28, 2018
Wait, wait, I know this one!!! https://t.co/vSSaYRbLFl
— Bennett Arron (@BennettArron) October 28, 2018
Why indeed, Nigel? pic.twitter.com/RalYHszPNZ
— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) October 28, 2018