Wiesenthal Center Denounces Ted Nugent Anti-Semitic Post

February 8, 2016

The Simon Wiesenthal Center today denounced a Facebook and Twitter post by rock musician Ted Nugent linking gun control with Jewish politicians and activists. A graphic [see photo] with the post depicts members of Congress and activists like Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY), former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Dan Gross of the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence, each with the flag of Israel next to his or picture and the headline, “So who is really behind gun control?”

Ted Nugent has every right to advocate against gun control laws. However he won’t be getting a free pass for his anti-Semitic bigotry,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Wiesenthal Center. “There are Jews on both sides of the gun control controversy and Nugent knows it. He owes our community an apology. He can start by removing the offensive graphic and if he won’t, we urge Facebook to do it for him."

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