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April 19, 2012 11:18 am

Occupy Tampa Denounces Anti-Semetic Cartoon, Has No Affiliation With Posting

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Image posted on Occupy Wall Street's Tampa, FL Facebook page. Photo: Facebook.

A community page claiming to be associated with Tampa Florida’s Occupy Wall Street chapter published a shocking photo on its Facebook page Thursday morning.  However, according to a member of Occupy Tampa’s communications department, the Facebook page is not officially sanctioned by the movement in Florida and the post was not made by Occupy Tampa.

“We’ve asked people to leave Occupy Tampa for doing the kinds of things that we are now being accused of doing as a movement,” a spokesman told The Algemeiner.  “This is not a post made by Occupy Tampa.”

The photo (seen to the left and in a larger format below) shows a large Jewish man driving in his car, with President Obama’s head in his right hand, while his left hand sits on the steering wheel of the car, which is made out of the United Nations logo.

4 hours after the picture was posted, over 300 people commented on the photo, with many Facebook users expressing their dismay for the decision to publish it.  Not everyone, however, disagreed with the decision to post.  You can read user comments below:

Sarit Amar:  Perfect timing , right during the Israeli Holocaust remembrance day. I was rooting for you guys, now I think you’re lead by a bunch losers.

Nir Tzur: really? blaming the jewish people for your problems? reminds me of some european country back in the 30s’, that worked out great for them by the way! RACISTS! shame on u!

Will Thompson: But the Jews do control Obama and the UN. If someone is offended by a charicature they don’t belong in charge. Also, we have a certain right here in the states. I hope I needn’t explain further.

Julian Mallach: I am a left wing Israeli and extremely critical of many of my current government’s policies. But this is just plain, old fashioned anti semitism. Disgusting.

Image posted on Occupy Tampa's Facebook page. Photo: screenshot via Facebook.

Image posted on Occupy Wall Street's Tampa, FL Facebook page. Photo: Facebook.

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