Greece’s Former Deputy Infrastructure and Transport Minister Dimitris Kammenos failed to last 24 hours in the job, as his appointment by leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was immediately followed by the resurfacing of a number of offensive anti-Semitic tweets, including one implying Jews were responsible for the September 11 attacks in America.
Kammenos, a member of the nationalist Independent Greeks Party (ANEL), was appointed by Tsipras not more than a day before he stepped down. Syriza officials asked him to resign almost immediately, as the announcement of his appointment was followed by an outcry of more than 20,000 tweets calling for him to step down in two days—tracking time even before his appointment was finalized.
Kammenos’s Twitter account, @portaporta, no longer exists, but Greek websites were quick to screencap his offensive postings. In one tweet, he published a doctored image of the gates of Auschwitz; instead of reading “Arbeit Macht Frei” (“Work Makes you Free”), the sign read, in Greek, “Menoume Europi” (“We Stay in Europe”). The comparison of a Nazi concentration camp to the European Union offended many.
In another tweet, Kammenos pondered aloud whether Jewish people were responsible for the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. “And let’s not forget 9/11. Of the 2,500 working in the Twin Towers, none of the Jews working there went to work that day,” he wrote.
Upon being asked to explain himself, Kammenos claimed that his account was run by “associates” and that the posts in question “have been carefully forged.” In the statement, he claimed to be opposed to “racism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism.”
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