NEW YORK (VINnews) — This past week, popular conservative news outlet “Breitbart” featured comments made by orthodox Jewish activist Dov Hikind in defense of Elon Musk.Join our WhatsApp group
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After Musk was hit with heavy backlash following his criticism of Jewish billionaire George Soros, and was accused of inspiring antisemitism, many Jews and conservatives came to his defense, including Hikind.
Here is an excerpt of the Breitbart story:
“Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is “absolutely entitled” to censure left-wing billionaire George Soros “without being labeled an antisemite,” according to former New York state assemblyman Dov Hikind, who accused Soros himself of “legitimiz[ing] antisemites.”
“In a post from Wednesday, Hikind, who serves as chairman of Americans Against Antisemitism (AAA), highlighted the error of automatically attributing any criticism of the Democrat megadonor to antisemitism.”
“His remarks followed Musk’s comparison of Soros to the notorious X-Men villain Magneto who draws on his experiences as a Holocaust survivor to motivate his hatred for humanity.
“[Elon Musk] is absolutely entitled to criticize Soros without being labeled an antisemite!” Hikind argued.
“Soros is not beyond critique by dint of his being Jewish and Elon didn’t mention anything about Soros’s religion,” he added. “Using ‘antisemitism’ to insulate Soros is sick!”
.@elonmusk is absolutely entitled to criticize Soros without being labeled an antisemite!
Soros is not beyond critique by dint of his being Jewish and Elon didn’t mention anything about Soros’s religion.
Using “antisemitism” to insulate Soros is sick!pic.twitter.com/urUSnQnl5d
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) May 17, 2023
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