Click through the slides to see 10 offensive modern day Nazi salutes
As if the rise of Holocaust selfies wasn’t disturbing enough, the modern day Nazi salute is sweeping Europe’s social media. The younger cousin of the “Heil Hitler” is more subtle, with only a slight raising of one hand while the other crosses the chest, but it’s just as offensive, especially when performed at sensitive Jewish sites. The so-called “quenelle” signal, popularized by notoriously anti-Semitic French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala, allows these youngsters to openly flout the strict anti-hate speech laws in some parts of Europe.
“It is gaining more and more momentum, is very pervasive on the internet and social networks and is increasingly becoming a symbol of the Nazi regime, and does not look like a passing phenomenon,” Yaakov Hagouel, the Head of the World Zionist Organization’s Department for Combating Antisemitism, told Ynet.
Click through the slides to find examples of this new Nazi salute, originally compiled by French blog Humor Movies and Images News.