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