Saturday, March 25th | 27 Adar 5777

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
January 15, 2017 11:30 am

Major Jewish Group Calls on Huffington Post Arabic Website to Remove Blog Blaming Jews for Mohammad Death

avatar by JNS.org

Email a copy of "Major Jewish Group Calls on Huffington Post Arabic Website to Remove Blog Blaming Jews for Mohammad Death" to a friend
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. Photo: ADL.

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. Photo: ADL.

JNS.org – Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is calling on The Huffington Post to remove a blog from its Arabic-language website that promotes the conspiracy theory that Jews poisoned to death the Islamic prophet Mohammad.

“It is troubling that an antisemitic screed cleared The Huffington Post’s editorial review process and that our concerns so far have been ignored,” said ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt. “We call on the Huffington Post to immediately remove this offensive entry and to ensure that the proper safeguards are in place so that the Arabic site is free of antisemitism and incitement against Jews.”

The blog, originally published Nov. 29, stated outright in its title that a Jewish woman used arsenic to poison Mohammed, while the text included that claim and other anti-Jewish conspiracy theories. The ADL initially reached out to the editor of Huffington Post Arabi Dec.7, but never received a response. But following the outreach, the blog was given a less aggressive title, “Did the Prophet Die From Being Poisoned With Arsenic?” The blog’s antisemitic language, however, remained.

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner
  • Sabra1

    HuffCRAP at it’s best…

Algemeiner.com