Anti-semitism is sti…
Anti-semitism is still alive and well.

Russia’s nationalist lawmakers have asked the prosecutor general to ban all Jewish organizations because of their “extremist” views, in a vitriolic call ahead of this week’s 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz.

The letter was dated January 13 but only rose to public attention this week. It shocked human rights defenders and even some of the original signatories reportedly changed their minds and were recalling their names.

A foreign ministry statement issued on the eve of President Vladimir Putin’s attendance at the Auschwitz memorial commemoration in Poland said “the statement has nothing to do with the official position of the Russian leadership.”

The seven-page call signed by 20 members of the 450-seat State Duma lower house of parliament that included the Communist Party and nationalist groups used some of the most profane language against Jews publicly published in the post-Soviet era.

“The whole democratic world today is under the financial and political control of the Jews,” said the statement.

The group was led by Vladimir Zhirinovsky and his Liberal Democratic Party.

How short our memories are.

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