Senior BBC Staffer Calls Jews 'Parasites,' Denies Holocaust in Anti-Semitic Rants

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February 2, 2024

A senior staffer at the BBC is under fire following reports that she posted a litany of anti-Semitic content on social media in recent months.

Dawn Queva, a senior scheduling coordinator and playout planner at BBC Three, called Jewish people "Nazi apartheid parasites," "a bunch of thieving squatters," and other anti-Semitic slurs in posts exposed by Deadline.

The BBC employee has also referred to the Holocaust as the "holohoax," a term commonly used by Holocaust-deniers. "[Twenty-six] million Russians died in WWII but all we here [sic] about and made never to forget are the JeWISH 6 million," Queva said in one post. "NEVER MIND THAT THE ROTHSCHILDS funded their own holohoax."

In another post, Queva ranted about "genocidal land squatting" Jewish people, while claiming that "the UKKK and Amerikkka gave away land they had no god given right to a people who have no god given right to."

Queva also repeatedly made racist remarks online about white people, labeling them as a "virus," "mutant invader species," and "barbaric bloodthirsty rapacious murderous genocidal thieving parasitical deviant breed."

Facebook has removed many of Queva's posts and, in January, restricted her account for bullying and hate speech. The BBC staffer, however, dismissed Facebook’s actions as "anti black klu klux klan white/Zionist restrictions," according to the Times of Israel. In response to reporting on her comments, Queva told her critics on Facebook, "Come at me by all means, my shoulders are broad."

In response to the controversy, the BBC told the New York Post, "We don’t comment on individual members of staff and we have well-established and robust processes in place to handle such issues, we do not tolerate anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, or any form of abuse and we take any such allegations seriously and take appropriate disciplinary action wherever necessary."

The BBC did not return a request for comment from the Washington Free Beacon.

Even before its senior staffer's anti-Semitism was exposed, the BBC had already been under a barrage of criticism over its coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In October, after an explosion at Gaza's Al Ahli Hospital, a BBC reporter immediately suggested that an Israeli airstrike was to blame, a claim that was later judged false by U.S. intelligence. The following month, the outlet apologized after falsely accusing the Israel Defense Forces of targeting medical personnel in Al Shifa Hospital.

Other outlets have come under fire for anti-Semitic comments from their staff. The New York Times in October reenlisted a Gaza freelancer who had already been exposed for sharing posts praising Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust.

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