01/29/2013 08:45 am ET

Anti-Semitic Twitter Hashtag Trend In Mexico Causes Uproar

In Mexico a Twitter 'trending topic' has caused an uproar in the local Jewish community for its anti-Semitic content. On January 18 #EsdeJudios, which translates to 'it's Jewish to', was second among trending topics in Mexico. In related tweets people talked about soap, ashes and gas in a mocking reference to what the jewish community had to endure during the Holocaust.

The Mexican forum against anti-Semitism, Foro de Coordinacion de lucha contra el Antisemitismo, issued a statement last Friday compiling some of the inappropriate tweets, several of which had more than 400 re-tweets. They also stated that they are looking for the person who started this hashtag.

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