California lawyer called for genocide of Jews: “Hitler was right. We need a new Hitler.”
By Yakir Benzion, United With Israel
An Iranian-American international lawyer in California has it out for the Jews and says the world needs a new Hitler to help him, the blogging website Israellycool reported this week.
Farhad Khorasani is something of an Iranian sports celebrity in Los Angeles, and his sport is wrestling – one of the the most popular sports in Iran. He is also the founder and chair of the Iranian American Sport Association (IASA), which supposedly promoted sports and “bridges the sports gap between the two nations and support USA-Iran Sports Diplomacy.”
He even has the only online sports commentary broadcast in Persian, which is on his Facebook page and on YouTube. He also posts vile, hate-inspired anti-Semitic incitement on social media.
After the assassination of a top Iran nuclear scientist in November, Khorasani took his anger out on the Jews.
“The Jew anywhere is an existential threat to Ayrians, muslims [sic], and Iranians everywhere,” Khorasani posted.
“Hitler has proved that he knew these terrorist semites very well. Hitler was right, we need a new Hitler,” Khorasani said.
A law school classmate of Khorashani, Matthew Jordan Singer, saw the posts and filed a complaint with the State Bar of California, the state’s official professional association for lawyers.
Singer was shocked to learn that State Bar “found no actionable misconduct,” despite the clear anti-Semitic hate language by Khorasani, as the hate comments appear to have been mostly hidden by Khorasani. Facebook left his account online.
“While the systems in place protect those who hide behind their hate speech, the legitimate threats to Jewish people and other persecuted minorities continue to grow,” Singer wrote on his Facebook page. “While we’re told the powers will protect us, I’ve yet to see that be the case.”
While the Hitler comments have been removed from his Facebook page, Khorasani still has a post in English talking about the “terrorist Jewish state of Israel.”
“I worked with Farhad a lot in school,” Singer commented. “I can’t think of any instance where he made his anti-Semitism known. We weren’t friends, but we were civil, joked and worked well together.”
“This solidifies what I’ve always known to be true: not all Nazis are waving flags and screaming ‘Jews will not replace us’,” he said. “Many are sitting in class with you, working with you, joking with you.”
“We can’t wait for everyone to post about how we need a new Hitler,” Singer said. “We need to call people out on bigoted comments.”