Anti-mask nurse defended Nazi references saying: ‘I don’t care if they find it offensive’

Kate Shemirani described the NHS as the “new Auschwitz”


A suspended nurse who has led of a series of anti-mask protests in central London in defiance of Covid-19 restrictions has defended  her use of comparisons with the Nazis and the Holocaust saying: “I don’t care if they find it offensive.”

The JC previously revealed how Kate Shemirani had described the NHS as the “new Auschwitz” and accused the government of acting like “Nazis” in their attempts to tackle the pandemic.

But asked to defend these claims following another protest in central London last weekend, the anti-vaccine campaigner said: “When I likened this to Auschwitz and the cattle trucks – you tell me the difference?

“Because the only time in history I could find where the doctors and nurses were able to end people’s lives was the nurses of the Third Reich. The nurses of the Third Reich are here today.”

She then added: “I don’t care if they find it offensive. I find it offensive that our elderly have been murdered in care homes.

“Stop being a special snowflake and saying you’re offended. They are killing our elderly, our most vulnerable.”

Her comments came as Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick told the JC of his concern over the diffusion of Covid-19 conspiracy theories which ended up blaming Jews.

Mr Jenrick said: “I am concerned there have been some frankly disgusting tropes circulating online,  especially spreading conspiracy theories about Covid and vaccinations, linking it to the Jews.

“We need to stamp that out. It is the resurgence once again of age old antisemitism – but with very serious consequences.

“Not just for the Jewish community, but for everybody in terms of not following the rules or taking the virus seriously. And in terms of not taking the vaccines when we get them.”

Ms Shemirani has used social media and her speeches at demos to openly support conspiracy theories that place prominent Jews such as George Soros at the centre of a small global elite who have exploited the pandemic for their own ends.

She has also picked up on many of the ideas of the QAnon movement – which uses unfounded fears over issues such as paedophilia, devil worship and medicine to circulate conspiracy theories.

Asked by Byline TV about allegations of antisemitism, she said: “Somebody called me antisemitic, ridiculous.  Because I said George Soros has funded Black Lives Matter, which is well known.”

She added: “I’m not anti-Jewish, I have Jewish friends.”

But then as the interview with the online TV channel continued she once again attacked the Jewish philanthropist Mr Soros, claiming that  in South Africa “women, children, white farmers are being raped.
“This agenda, the strong cities alliance.. a lot of funding by George Soros.”

The latest anti-mask protest took place last weekend during Rosh Hashanah in London’s Trafalgar Square. Amongst those invited to speak at the event, which attracted over 2000 protesters, was Richard Tilbrook, leader of the hard-right English Democrats party.

In the past Mr Tilbrook has admitted that up to 10 per cent of the party’s membership came from ex-members of the far-right British National Party.

Ms Shemirani, who is suspended as a registered nurse for 18 months pending an investigation into her comments on Covid-19 and 5G conspiracy theories, confirmed she had invited Mr Tilbrook to speak at last weekend’s demo because she “might share some of the views of the English Democrats.”

She then added she was “disgusted”  to see police officers taking the knee at Black Lives Matters demonstrations.

Footage of last weekend’s protest was also screened live by an American pro-Christian, right-wing website named The Sons of Liberty. Ms Shemirani has regularly appeared as a guest on the channel.

But as the footage of the protests were aired, the comment section of the website regularly displayed openly antisemitic messages.

The JC saw claims such as, “Boris Johnson is only a puppet of the Rothschilds” and other which said “Have a look at the Jerusalem Supreme Court building – it’s all for the worship of New World Order and Satan built by the Rothschilds.”
Another message read: “The globalists can only succeed if people allow it… stop complying with these unlawful orders.”

Other speakers in Trafalgar Square openly referred to claims that a global elite was behind the pandemic.

Dr Zac Cox, a holistic dentist, compared the experience of his grandfather fighting the Nazis to the efforts of the protesters to challenge current attempts to tackle the pandemic.



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