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Spurs Guard in Trouble over Antisemitic ‘Quenelle’ Gesture

Tony Parker (r) and antisemitic French comic Dieudonne doing the reverse Nazi salute "quenelle."

Tony Parker (r) and antisemitic French comic Dieudonne doing the reverse Nazi salute "quenelle."
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The San Antonio Spurs are currently in the midst of an imbroglio over antisemitism, which makes their visiting opponents this week—the Brooklyn Nets and the NY Knicks—not the best possible choice, assuming the locals were hoping to let the controversy die quietly.

It’s all because of the Spurs star guard Tony Parker, the NY Daily News reports, who came under fire on Sunday for his use of an import antisemitic gesture, described by the Islamists who use it as a “reverse heil Hitler” Nazi salute.

Parker was asked by Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center to apologize.

French media outlets published a photo taken earlier this year of the French-born Parker doing the “quenelle,” facing Dieudonne, an antisemitic and Holocaust denying comedian who invented the gesture.

The Spurs host the Nets on Tuesday and the Knicks on Thursday.

“It’s the Nazi salute in reverse,” french Jewish community leader Roger Cukiermantold Reuters.

Parker was photographed in September and in October, making the gesture backstage at two Dieudonne concerts, according to the Daily News.

About the Author: Tibbi Singer is a veteran contributor to publications such as Israel Shelanu and the US supplement of Yedioth, and Jewish Business News.


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13 Responses to “Spurs Guard in Trouble over Antisemitic ‘Quenelle’ Gesture”

  1. I dont condone this salute , but in a way its good to know who hates you just for being a jew so the same contempt can be offered in return.

  2. I wonder if Parker would smiling if confronted with a lynching salute.

  3. Robin Birdfish says:

    so ironic when a Black person does a nazi salute upside down or not…obviously they don't quite know their history…since the nazis want a pure aryian race and black does not quite fit into that…the nazis would have killed blacks alongside jews if there had been any in Germany..and todays neo-nazis feel the same way…clearly stupidity is color blind

  4. Cody Flecker says:

    This so called salute is just nonsense. Lots of organizations use salutes like this one, afterall it is not the traditional Nazi Seig Heil salute. Let's all grow up and forget this absolute nonsense.

  5. Tony Parker was once a normal basketball player, even considered a good one,but as far as being a normal human being, this was really questionable.

  6. Josh Diamond says:

    The "Islamists" do not have a patent on the quenelle. To my understanding, the quenelle is a gesture used by anti-Semites across the board. Let's keep in mind that we are dealing with anti-Semitism not just from Islamists, but from our traditional antagonists among the native Europeans.

    I understand that Jewish Press has an agenda of appealing to the neo-conservative crowd, but show a little more integrity next time.

  7. Josh Diamond says:

    Always fascinates me that Islamists, neo-Nazis and ultra-leftists can be very pragmatic and join forces under the banner of Jew-hatred, even though each group's agenda stands in total opposition to the other.

  8. Yechiel Baum says:

    seems the afrikanners still not educated to do things correctly. They should swing from trees.

  9. This gesture looks nothing like a Nazi salute and those who think it is are simply in need of deep therapy.

  10. Joe Spennato says:

    Just libtards whining over nothing

  11. Bob Mandell says:

    I've said it before and I say it again……..load up Jews all over the world…..NEVER AGAIN. LOAD UP.

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