Julian Assange Suffers Like The Jews: Meet Wikileaks’s ‘Anti-Semitic’ Spokesman
“I’m not the Jewish people, but the people who believe in freedom of speech and accountability [are in the same boat].”
This would be funny were Assange not being serious. This is Assange who did not want to reveal his address to the court, and who says he has some information that could damage fortunes at a big bank – but will only release it should said bank behave as he deems proper.
But the best bit is that Wikileaks is associated with “Israel Shamir,” a.k.a. Adam Ermash or Jöran Jermas.
His latest book, in Russian, is called is called How to Break the Conspiracy of the Elders of Zion.
Reason’s Michael C. Moynihan desibed him as a…
…Russian-born, Swedish-domiciled, multi-aliased anti-Semite and Holocaust denier…
Shamir is a fringe writer who has devoted his professional life to exposing the supposed criminality of “Jewish power,” a paranoid anti-Semite who curates a website full of links to Holocaust denial and neo-Nazi sites, defenses of blood libel myths, and references to theProtocols of the Elders of Zion.
We get this exchange:
Swedish Radio: Israel Shamir…Are you aware of him? Do you know him?
Kristinn Hrafnsson, Wikileaks spokesman: Yes. Yes, he is associated with us.
SR: So what is his role?
Hrafnsson: Well, I mean, we have a lot of journalists that are working with us all around the world. And they have different roles in working on this project. I won’t go into specifics into what each and everybody’s role is.
SR: Are you aware of how controversial Israel Shamir is in an international context?
Hrafnsson: There are a lot of controversial people around the world that are associated with us. I don’t really see the point of the question.
SR: Are you aware of the allegations that he is an anti-Semite?
Hrafnsson: I have heard those allegations…yes, yes. [Pause] What is the question really there?
SR: The question is, do you that that would [sic] be a problem?
Hrafnsson: No, I’m not going to comment on that.
Via Samir’s website, we read an article in Sweden’s Expressen newspaper that the his son John Wahlstrom – Wikileaks’s Swedish rep – is not that far removed from his dad’s views on Jews.
So. Julian Assange is the non-Jew who likes the bit about Jews being persecuted. The racism never went away, Julian. Still, it’s not like Wikileaks has an agenda. It’s all about transparency, right..?
Julian Assange: the HIV; the rape allegations; the crap sex; his dating profile; the Asian teen stalkers; the EastEnders; his love emails; the irony; the lying cables; the lying cables; the dead bodies; the angst; the pile; and the celebs.