The Swiss Federation of Jewish communities (SIG-FCSI) has filed a criminal complaint against the far-right Swiss Nationalist Party (PNOS), after the extremist group published the inflammatory antisemitic hoax, the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion.’
The SIG-FCSI filed a complaint with the public prosecutor’s office of Bern Oberland after the notorious antisemitic pamphlet was featured in the party’s magazine “Harus.”
“Especially in times of the COVID-19 pandemic, conspiracy myths, including those with an antisemitic background, have once again gained popularity,” read a statement by the SIG-FCS.
“The publication of the ‘Protocols’ encourages such conspiracy myths and promotes Jew-hatred. That these are the goals of the PNOS is shown by the preface written along with the hoax: “Whether real or fake, we don’t need to worry, because we are mainly concerned with the content.”
This is not the first time that the PNOS and its members have made antisemitic statements. The Federation previously filed a complaint against the PNOS after it published a quote on its website calling for all Jews to be forcibly sterilised.
In addition, there have been several complaints against PNOS member Tobias Steiger for violating the Swiss anti-racism legislation.