Wiesenthal Centre Urges Spotify CEO to Remove Rap Hatemonger from its Network
September 25, 2020
"...You have been criticized for removing hatemongers and thus purportedly 'obstructing their human rights'... Freeze Corleone’s malicious hatred can kill and is not 'freedom of expression'.”
PARIS — In a letter to Sweden-based Spotify CEO, Mr. Daniel Ek, Simon Wiesenthal Centre Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, commended Spotify for "having adopted a policy to remove hate-mongers from its platform."
Samuels brought to the CEO's attention, The French rapper, Freeze Corleone (a.k.a. Issa Lorenzo Diakhaté), who continues to abuse Spotify through his songs that incite to antisemitic hate."
The letter stressed, "Corleone is thereby poisoning young African Europeans against the Jewish community - which is already a target for extremists in Sweden and Jihadists across Europe and the Middle East."
Some examples of Freeze Corleone’s malicious rap - inspired by his friend, comedian-ideologue Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, who is considered in France an inveterate antisemite:
“Everything for the family, so my children can live as Jew landlords ; Kill a life, F a Rothschild ; I arrived determined like Adolf in the 30s ; in the shadow the Bilderberg conspiracy ; to create an empire like young Adolf ; I am in Dakar, you in your Zion centre, American indians, slavery ; I don’t give a F, for BHL [Bernard Henri Levy] ; I don’t give a F for the Shoah ; I have the propaganda techniques of Goebbels ; we get the German girls like the SS ; Kill a life, Lord of war like Mullah Omar [former head of the Afghan Taliban and an antisemitic ideologist].”
Another song: “Too many Cohens, Jews in finance, politics, plots, school books... Against them is the courage and bravery of the 3rd Reich and its heroic mysticism.”
The Centre noted, "Ek had been criticized for removing hatemongers and thus purportedly 'obstructing their human rights'.”
"Mr. Ek, we urge you to remove Freeze Corleone’s raps from Spotify, thus evoking awareness in Sweden and beyond that malicious hatred can kill and is not 'freedom of expression',” concluded Samuels.
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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).