Simon Wiesenthal Center Slams Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for Her ‘Concentration Camps’ Accusation


Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action Agenda at the Simon Wiesenthal Center, took aim at New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her ignorant and anti-Semitic claim that the U.S. has created “concentration camps” to house illegal aliens.

Rabbi Cooper called AOC’s proclamation an “insult to victims of the Shoah.”

The young Congresswoman once again laid bare her ignorance with a video posted to twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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“This administration has established concentration camps on the southern border of the United States for immigrants, where they are being brutalized with dehumanizing conditions and dying,” she ignorantly wrote on Tuesday.

“This is not hyperbole. It is the conclusion of expert analysis,” she added offering as proof an article from Esquire.

AOC later defended her remarks on Tuesday stating that “concentration camps are not the same as death camps.”

But rabbi Cooper had nothing but condemnation for the congresswoman.

According to the Jewish Journal:

Cooper said in a statement to the Journal that Ocasio-Cortez “should speak with Holocaust survivors and ex GIs who liberated them from the hell that was Dachau” since it’s an “insult to victims of Shoah to make [a] blatant false comparison.” He added that Ocasio-Cortez is resorting to “lurid imagery” for media attention.

“AOC and her fellow members of Congress from both parties have a moral obligation to fix the humanitarian disaster at the border,” Cooper said. “If they don’t there will only be more needless suffering and all of them, including AOC will be responsible. Stop demeaning memory and start doing your damn job.”

Meanwhile, AOC has tripled down on her historically ignorant, insensitive, and anti-Semitic accusation that the U.S. has created “concentration camps.”

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