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Pro-Hamas supporters in UK, Canada: 'Heil Hitler', 'Burn in hell'

Palestinian protesters
Palestinian protesters
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On Friday, Breitbart.com reported that Muslims in the United Kingdom shouted "Heil Hitler" while giving the Nazi salute. The same day, Ben Barrack said at Shoebat.com that pro-Palestinian protesters in Calgary, Canada, taunted supporters of Israel with shouts of "Heil Hitler."

Breitbart noted that anti-Semitic attacks are up 36 percent from this time last year. Between January and June alone, there have been 304 anti-Semitic incidents reported.

One man, Breitbart London said, "was attacked by pro-Palestinian groups as he attended a Zionist rally outside the Israeli Embassy." A synagogue in Belfast was pelted with bricks two nights in a row and a London-based pro-Israel group received a bomb threat. A woman with two young children was told she would "burn in hell," Breitbart added.

Half a world away, a Muslim mayor in the Canadian city of Calgary "seemed to play the moral equivalency card" last month when supporters of Israel were assaulted by supporters of Hamas, Barrack said. He also noted that Mayor Naheed Nenshi was "largely silent" over the incident.

Supporters of Hamas claim Israel is just like Hitler for daring to defend itself. At the same time, they often act and sound like those who propelled Hitler to power, sometimes using the same language and salutes.

"Groups of Asian men chanted ‘Heil Hitler’ as they drove through a Jewish area of Manchester, throwing missiles at passers-by," Robert Spencer wrote at Jihad Watch. "Welcome to the strong, confident new multicultural Britain, where foes of jihad mass murder are banned from the country for their support of Israel, and the British government assiduously labors to appease and accommodate Islamic supremacists."

The growing anti-Semitism, however, isn't reserved for protesters in the street, nor it is confined to Europe and Canada. David Ward, a member of Parliament known for his anti-Semitism and anti-Israel stand, admitted on Twitter that if he lived in Gaza, he'd be a terrorist.

"Ich bin ein #palestinian - the West must make up its mind - which side is it on?" he asked on Twitter. "The big question is - if I lived in #Gaza would I fire a rocket? - probably yes."

Anti-Semitism has also come to the United States, with Chicago Jews the target of threats left on cars and death threats leveled at a Jewish reporter in Miami. Jewish students in the United States have also been the target of anti-Semitic hate from supporters of Hamas. And it seems the situation will only get worse.

"From the feedback we are receiving, it is likely that the volume of anti-Semitic incidents will increase significantly before the year's end," said MP John Mann, chairman of a parliamentary group against anti-Semitism. It's almost enough to make one think the only real difference between those who support Hamas and those who gassed six million Jews is their native language.