Spain: Madrid councillor in charge of culture applauds burning of Jews
A Spanish city councilman tweeted approvingly of Jews burning in an ash
tray–a reference to the Nazi’s use of ovens to exterminate European
According to a translation of the tweet, Guillermo Zapata, a city councilman in Madrid who is now in charge of Madrid’s department of culture as of Saturday, wrote “how would you fit five million Jews in a Seat 600 (like a Fiat 500)? In the ashtray.”
Zapata is a member of the left-wing party Ahora Madrid, which is the same party as Manuela Carmena, the new mayor of Madrid. The party’s views on Israel are extremist, mirroring the goals of the Boycott, Sanction, Divestement movement targeting the Jewish state.
According to the English-language Spanish website,The Spain Report, Zapata wrote dehumanzing and anti-Jewish tweets in 2011 and 2012. The website noted that he apologized in a tweet on Saturday evening and rejected that he was an anti-Semite. He said that politicians should know better and said that he had: “always liked black, cruel humor […] as a healthy expression to laugh at the horror humans create.“ More.