BuzzFeed News is linking Ben Shapiro, who is Jewish, to an anti-Semite dbag who vandalized a synagogue in Indiana in 2018:
A man who vandalized a synagogue with Nazi symbols told federal agents his road to radicalization included meeting with the far-right group Identity Evropa and reading Ben Shapiro, Breitbart News, and the Nazi propaganda site Stormfront.https://t.co/z4QomO7ej5
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 26, 2019
They blamed his teenage wife, who they said had a troubled upbringing and would spend hours chatting on Discord, an app that had become popular among white supremacists. She then shared articles with her husband.
“According to Nolan, she began with rightwing yet mainstream views such as those presented on Fox News. She then moved on to writing by Ben Shapiro and articles on Breitbart News which bridged the gap to the notorious white supremacist and anti-Semititc propaganda site Stormfront.”
Well that was some “weak tea”:
BTW, this is the only reference I have been able to find of Ben Shapiro in this case, from a document filed by the defense.
This is weaker than weak tea.
Like saying "He was reading a movie review on the NY Times website that led him down a road to eventually Mein Kampf" pic.twitter.com/rMipKKPRZQ
— Heimish Conservative (@HeimishCon) May 26, 2019
Does BuzzFeed even understand how stupid they sound?
Yes, if there's one thing I'm known for — as one of the most prominent Orthodox Jews, targets of the alt-right, and critics of the alt-right in America — it's directing Nazis to attack synagogues. What garbage. https://t.co/ckuIO5kEc0
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) May 26, 2019
Something tells me that if reading Ben Shapiro leads you to paint swastikas on a synagogue, you probably saw him as your target, not your inspiration. https://t.co/jeD4RIqTws
— neontaster (@neontaster) May 26, 2019
Hard to root for Buzzfeed when they accuse an Orthodox Jew of inspiring a synagogue attack just to own the cons. https://t.co/hCJaz2OF83
— Crotchety Old Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) May 26, 2019
And “F** you, BuzzFeed” should be on T-shirts and mugs: