Right-wing bloggers and activists are criticizing Georgetown University students who protested an appearance on campus by Sebastian Gorka, the White House counterterrorism adviser who has been dogged by accusations that he is a member of a far-right Hungarian group with historical ties to Nazism.
Gorka bolted from a panel discussion on cybersecurity and “fake news” 20 minutes before its scheduled conclusion after audience members waved signs silently, and some asked pointed questions.
Hey, you repulsive faker: a tallis isn’t a Jewish Social Justice Scarf for you to use as a prop. #astroturf https://t.co/E5CFQTC7fV— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) April 24, 2017
INSANE: @Georgetown has a guy dress up as an Orthodox Jew (w yellow Star of David!) to call Gorka a “Nazi”— talk about offensive. pic.twitter.com/jn1WaqFrtS— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) April 24, 2017
Also criticizing the timing and Jewish credentials of the protesters was Alex VanNess of the Center for Security Policy, a far-right think tank on whose radio show Gorka has made numerous appearances:
Someone needs to tell that student that a tallis has religious significance & it's kinda of offensive to use it as a Social Justice prop. https://t.co/mTzAM4AOBr— Alex VanNess (@thealexvanness) April 24, 2017