Twitter censors Pakistani actor who shared ‘invented’ quote from Hitler amid Israeli-Palestinian tensions
Twitter deleted a post from Pakistani actress Veena Malik after sharing a quote coined by Adolf Hitler in response to escalating tensions in Israel.
On Tuesday, the 37-year-old actor sent a message to his 1.2 million followers saying, “I would have killed all the Jews in the world … but I kept a few to show the world why I have them.” you are. – Adolf Hitler. “
The reality TV star also wrote that Israel’s missile system, the Iron Dome, “is doomed,” followed by a separate post containing the hashtag “Free Palestine,” among others.
Author Andy Ngô clarified that the Hitler quotation attributed by Malik seems to be invented but that it is “nevertheless often quoted in some variation by anti-Semites to express hatred of Jews and / or Israel”.
His account shows that at least one post was deleted by Twitter for breaking his rules, while the account as a whole was withheld by Twitter in India, where Malik is well known as a reality TV star.
This is not the first time the TV host has approved or praised violence.
In 2019, she was at the end of a massive backlash for posting a tweet about Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.
In the tweet, Malik posted two photos of the pilot who was arrested by the Pakistani military after his fighter plane was shot down over Pakistan administered Kashmir.
She wrote: “The photo says it all. Before and after.”
In the first photo, Captain Varthaman is seen standing in front of an Indian fighter jet with his shoulders high, and in the next photo he is bleeding, handcuffed and taken into custody by Pakistani authorities.
In 2014, Malik also tweeted “India sucks” which sparked outrage on the social media platform. Malik became a household name in India after participating in Big Boss, the Indian version of Big Brother, in 2010.
The latest outbreak of conflict in Gaza began on May 6 when more than 200 Palestinians and 17 Israeli officers were injured in Jerusalem, violence erupted after thousands of worshipers gathered at al-Aqsa Mosque for their weekly prayers of Friday and were met. with a strong police presence.
The show of force was in response to protests erupting at a popular gathering place and the threat of forced eviction of dozens of Palestinians from their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah area.
According to the latest reports, more than 80 Palestinians, as well as 7 people in Israel, were killed in the exchange of airstrikes on Gaza and Hamas rockets fired from the territory. Members of the international community called on both sides to step back from the edge of continuing conflict.