by Joshua Levitt
June 1, 2014
The Anti-Defamation League called on the Chicago Public Schools to take action against student harassment in the classroom and online, after Chicago’s CBS 2 exposed how the video-game app ‘Clash of Clans’ was being used by students to create a virtual “Jewish Incinerator.”
“Their one goal is to gather all the Jews, put them in an army camp and dispose of them,” the mother of a harassed Jewish student said.
Lonnie Nasatir, from the Anti-Defamation League office in Chicago, told CBS 2: “I was shocked to see such outright hate that existed. And we were taken aback by the type of language used and the fact that they were rewarding people for agreeing with such and awful, awful position.”
CBS 2 followed up its original expose on the school’s hate speech crisis with another report last week about the growing ”outrage” by local parents on social media “over this anti-Semitic online gaming group.”