Johannesburg – He calls himself Montero. But that’s all that’s known about him – that and his “vicious” anti-Semitic posts on Twitter. And his hate speech has been singled out as one reason that the country’s Jewish community is on high alert during Yom Kippur this weekend.
Montero, says Mary Kluk, the Jewish Board of Deputies national chairman, “is probably one of the most vicious individuals we have ever come across”.
He is untraceable. His Twitter account leaves no clue as to who he is, what he does or who he works for.
On Thursday alone, he posted 50 anti-Semitic pictures, and he regularly makes reference to the board, she reveals.
These messages include: “F*** the Kikes,” and “Jew parasites should all be killed and wiped off the earth.”
Others profess: “Keep calm, kick a kike,” and “I like my Jews like I like my bread… toasted.”
“I support Isis and all other Muslim freedom fighters who kill Jews… Every Jew they kill is one less I have to kill.”