A member of a Maryland task force aimed at combating hate crimes has published several antisemitic posts on social media, including claims that children were brutally killed in a Hamas attack. on October 7 “fake,” and comparing the nation of Israel to Nazi Germany.
Zainab Chaudry, an anti-Israel activist who serves as director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Maryland office, made the posts in the weeks following the Hamas attack, which saw more than 1,200 people died, including children and infants, as well as many rapes and destruction of property.
“I will never understand how the world summons outrage for 40 fake Israeli children while turning a complete blind eye to 3,000 real Palestinian children,” Chaudry wrote in a Facebook post dated October 26.
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“[T]hat moment when you become what you hate most,” Chaudry wrote in an Oct. 17 post, including two photos of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, one showing it lit with an Israeli flag in solidarity with Israel after the attack, and another from a ceremony in 1936 when it was decorated with the flag of Nazi Germany during the Olympics that year.
In another post from November 6, Chaudry appeared to suggest that Israel’s mere existence as a nation was the reason for the ongoing war, writing that it was an “inconvenient truth.” He included an image with the words “it all started in 1948,” the year Israel was founded as a nation.
Others from the weeks after the attack showed Chaudry sharing a quote celebrating “Palestinian martyrs,” and a post citing what appeared to be an Islamic prophecy that said “garrisons protecting Islamic lands are in Ashkelon,” an Israeli city north of. the Gaza Strip.
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Despite the posts, Chaudry retained his place on the Maryland Commission on Hate Crime Response and Prevention, a position for which he was nominated by Democrat Maryland Attorney General Anthony Brown in August.
The commission’s goal, according to Brown’s office, is to address hate crime incidents throughout Maryland, and to “communicate and promote understanding of diverse viewpoints in a positive and meaningful way.”
Brown’s spokeswoman, Jennifer Donelan, told Fox News Digital that “the views and opinions of any individual member of the Commission do not reflect any of the Maryland Commission on Hate Crime Response and Prevention or the Attorney General.”
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“We understand that there are many views about the current events in the Middle East. The Commission will do its best to assess the impact of the events on our community, and to determine what is best to address the increases in incidents of hate and prejudice across the state,” he said, explaining that the Commission “will develop policies and protocols that govern its work” and how its members engage with issues.
“As we encourage others to do, the Commission will identify ways in which we can foster productive and compassionate dialogue among ourselves that will lead to mutual understanding. , listen to each other as we work toward the goals of peace and tolerance,” he added.
When reached for comment, Chaudry told Fox News Digital that the “Nazi post” was originally shared “by a close Jewish friend,” before going on to accuse the Israeli government of wanting to commit genocide against the Palestinians.
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“The prime minister of Israel analogized the bombing of Gaza to an ancient biblical story about the total genocide of a city, [and] declared that there are no innocent civilians in Gaza, the Israeli defense minister justified the starving Palestinian civilians by calling them ‘human animals,’ the Israeli military spokesman said that the aim of their campaign in bombing is destruction rather than precision. Several Israeli ministers have called for ethnic cleansing in Gaza, with one calling the ongoing war ‘Nakba 2023,'” he said.
“I strongly and unapologetically condemn the far-right, racist government of Benjamin Netanyahu for repeatedly making such genocidal threats to the Palestinian people and killing more than 13,000 Palestinians in Gaza, most of them women and children were killed in their homes. Unlike most of the Israeli government. extreme supporters, I recognize that the killing of any civilians is wrong, so my office has repeatedly condemned the killing of Israeli and Palestinian civilians,” he said.
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“There is no contradiction between condemning the genocidal war crimes of the Israeli government abroad and standing up against all forms of hatred at home, including antisemitism, Islamophobia and anti-Palestinian racism. From standing up for justice here and abroad out of the country,” he added.
Fox News Digital has reached out to CAIR for comment.