Berchmans is a frequent commenter beneath the line at CiF, and, as we’ve noted previously, though typically a man of few words, the words he does use are usually guaranteed to be used to vilify Israel and the state’s Jewish supporters.
Berchmans recently commented beneath a commentary by the Guardian’s Simon Tisdall, “Erdogen plays Palestinian savior, but what about the Kurds?“, Sept. 21.
In response to a commenter who argued that “Turkey must compensate the Armenian people for its deliberate genocide by Turkey…the Armenians’ children are still waiting”, Berchmans, never one to let the actual topic of a CiF commentary stand in the way of expressions of hatred towards Israel, wrote:
So, to Berchmans’, the IDF’s job is to kill and inflict suffering upon innocent Palestinian children.
While such a comment is clearly hateful and off-topic, it’s also (as its not been deleted) evidently consistent with the “community standards” at Comment is Free.
- Revisiting the Berchmans Awards in Expressions of Hate Against Jews, Israel & Her Supporters (cifwatch.com)
- Polite CiF comment exchange between friends over just how monstrous Israel truly is (cifwatch.com)