Rocker Ted Nugent blames Jews for gun control in anti-Semitic Facebook post

Gabe Friedman

An anti-Semitic post made on Ted Nugent's Facebook page (Facebook)

An anti-Semitic post made on Ted Nugent’s Facebook page (Facebook)

(JTA) — Right-wing rocker Ted Nugent made an anti-Semitic Facebook post blaming 12 Jewish politicians and activists for pushing gun control.

Published Monday, the post included images of the Jewish leaders — including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer — stamped with Israeli flags, as well as commentary from Nungent.

“Know these punks. They hate freedom, they hate good over evil.  They would deny us the basic human right to self defense & to KEEP AND BEAR ARMS while many of them have tax paid hired ARMED security! Know them well.  Tell every1 you know how evil they are,” Nugent wrote in the post.

The Anti-Defamation League quickly issued a condemnatory statement.

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“Ted Nugent has a long history of being an equal opportunity offender. But his latest share on Facebook, making the outrageous suggestion that Jews are behind gun control, is nothing short of conspiratorial anti-Semitism,” ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt wrote.

The Facebook images are labeled with mocking monickers, such as “Jew York City Mayor Mikey Bloomberg” and “Sen. Chucky boy Schumer.” Others included in the image include Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz and Democratic California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein.

Nugent, the voice of ’70s hits like “Stranglehold” and an active National Rifle Association board member, has a long history of inflammatory statements. Most recently, after watching the Michael Bay film “13 Hours” about the highly politicized attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, he said President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be “tried for treason and hung.”

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