UK man held for anti-Semitic tweet against Labour MP
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UK man held for anti-Semitic tweet against Labour MP

Garron Helm, 21, sentenced to four weeks for saying ‘Hitler was right’ and calling Luciana Berger a ‘communist Jewess’

An anti-Semitic tweet at British MP Luciana Berger (photo credit: screenshot via Tumblr/Everydayantisemitism)
An anti-Semitic tweet at British MP Luciana Berger (photo credit: screenshot via Tumblr/Everydayantisemitism)

A 21-year-old British man was arrested and sentenced to four weeks in prison for writing anti-Semitic tweets about Labour MP Luciana Berger.

Garron Helm, a resident of Litherland, mentioned Berger on August 7, using a photo of the lawmaker with a yellow star on her forehead, the hashtag #hitlerwasright, and referred to her as a “communist Jewess,” according to The Guardian. “You can always trust a Jew to show their true colors eventually,” the message said.

Nazi paraphernalia was found in the suspect’s home, including SS flags and flags of the National Action neo-Nazi group.

“This sentence sends a clear message that hate crime is not tolerated in our country,” Berger said. “I hope this case serves as an encouragement to others to report hate crime whenever it rears its ugly head.”

Helm’s Twitter account includes white supremacist views and racist comments.

He pleaded guilty to the charges.

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