Jewish University of Birmingham student trolled after complaining over Hitler poster

A Jewish University of Birmingham student faced vile abuse after highlighting an Adolf Hitler poster she said was “plastered” over the campus.

Police are investigating comments aimed at Izzy Lenga after she tweeted an image of the poster, which showed Hitler and the phrase: “Hitler was right”.

The 21-year-old theology student said she had been “bombarded” with anti-Semitic abuse and threats.


Birmingham is a very vibrant city.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Where does one buy their “Hitler Was Right” stickers?
    I don’t think you can just pop on down to the local Sainsbury’s and grab a pack.


      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Oh my!

      • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

        A half dozen sign and graphics vendors all named Muhammed, and all trying to undercut one another for their piece of Birmingham’s thriving, semi-underground Hitler memorabilia trade.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      There are two people from that time that I respect.
      Rommel and Speer.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        You forgot Heinz Guderian and Albert Kesselring.
        It’s like a roster of great ball players and leaving Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig off the list. 😉

        • El Martyachi


          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Poor Wilhelm.
            A truly tragic figure.

          • I was wondering why you were yelling about yellow domestic songbirds. I thought you’d finally totally lost it. Then I looked him up. Seems like an interesting chap.

          • El Martyachi

            Don’t be fooled … that’s no indication I’ve not finally totally lost it.

          • I wouldn’t worry about it. I don’t suppose anyone will notice.

          • .

          • I do need to read some good books about this stuff, though. Why is Herr Canary a mystery to me? I feel uneducated. Maybe I will do an historical book-post-thingy, therewith to solicit recommendations.

          • El Martyachi

            Nobody cares what a bunch of dead white patriarchal hetero-normative guys think anyway. A pointless endeavor…

          • Look if you want to recommend a vibrant tranny who’s written a genius upper-middle-middlebrow book about fascinating WWII not-really-Nazis I’m keen. There will be a post, a thread. Brace yourself. Try not to dwell too much on relatively colourless midget parrots, that’s not helpful.

          • El Martyachi

            Fine..consider me bracingly undwelled.

          • Okay.

          • El Martyachi

            Heads up – googling “vibrant tranny” us highly unrecommended without safesearch enabled.

          • El Martyachi

            I know about Canaris probably because, as a kid, my old man made me read a book (just now I looked it up.. authored by Anthony Cave Brown) about Sir Stuart Menzies.

          • I’ll put up a book thread over the weekend. History books and whatnot. Who knows, maybe it will catch on fire.

            My friend probably only has a text number. She’s that type. Also, last I checked, she has a husband and a yippie little handbag-dog. Which is weird because “yippie little handbag-dog” makes you think “Paris Hilton”, but actually my friend is middle-class and black. Or half-black. If you ever want anyone to tell you how hard it sucks growing up in Halifax with a kindly absent-minded lilly-white prof father and a crazed mother from a wealthy family in West Africa, (which admittedly you probably weren’t dwelling on), well, she’s your gal.

            I do ramble. The point is Hypatia lives in Florida. Have you ever listened to anyone talk about Florida? You should listen to Hypatia talk about it some time. Apparently it’s hell, with malls and beaches. And malls. And beaches.

            Probably not worth it.

          • El Martyachi

            Well I’m not actually in the phone-number market anymore, anyway 😉 And am a pretty boring person.. really. Not really a hard-drinking two-fisted whoremonger anymore.. anyway.

            And WTF really.. she should be having kids already, not stupid little dogs. So should you for that matter! And come winter.. soon.. Florida will look really really good (I’ve never been).

          • Sigh. Well, perhaps I’ll wind up alone with a giant cat-painting.

          • El Martyachi

            Hang in there!!!

          • El Martyachi

            … and IIRC Canaris made an appearance in some 70’s era paperback I somehow ended up reading about WWI submarine warfare.. all about tonnage per month sunk and that sorta stuff.

      • El Martyachi

        Werner von Braun!

      • tom_billesley

        Orde Wingate

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    ‘Birmingham is a very vibrant city.’

    And far too often, ‘fresh faces’ bring with them fresh anti-Semitism.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “Vibrant”, eh?
    (Thinks “muzzies”.)

  • H

    This is Birmingham – what did she expect? She’s lucky if verbal and written threats are ALL she receives.

  • Jay Currie

    I thought it interesting that the poor girl tossed in “Islamophobic” as one of the things she was seeing.

  • Tom Forsythe

    Maybe they meant he was right about the Bauhaus being degenerate and subversive.

  • john700

    Maybe she made the poster herself. I would not put it past her.

  • Censored_EG

    I’m waiting for an outbreak of posters representing the diversity of the University of Toronto (especially the Caliphate of Islamissauga campus) or York University. Just a matter of time.

  • Hard Little Machine

    In about 2 years, it will no longer be legal to say the holocaust happened, in the UK. It will be deemed an offensive utterance of intolerant Islamophobic hate speech.