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NY Post: Air Canada grounds pilot behind anti-Semitic posts

  |   By Polling+ Staff

An Air Canada aircraft is seen at the gate on November 10, 2021 at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images)

Call it a no-fly zone.

The New York Post headlines this out of Canada: https://nypost.com/2023/10/11/air-canada-grounds-pilot-behind-antisemetic-social-media-posts/

Air Canada grounds pilot behind antisemitic social media posts: ‘Burn in hell’ 

The story reports:

“Air Canada grounded a pilot who shared a series of disturbing antisemitic posts following Hamas’ bloodthirsty attack on Israel, including a photo of him at a pro-Palestinian protest holding a sign that read: ‘Israel, Hitler is proud of you.’

First Officer Mostafa Ezzo — who piloted an Air Canada-branded B787 plane out of Montreal — also called Israel a ‘terrorist state’ in a series of since-deleted Instagram posts.

‘F–k you Israel. Burn in hell,’ he wrote in an Instagram Story earlier this week, while another image showed him in his Air Canada uniform wearing a Palestinian flag necktie.

Another unsettling image of him at a demonstration showed him with a sign of a person throwing out the Israeli flag.

‘Keeping the world clean,’ the unnerving sign said.

Though Ezzo’s social media accounts have since been deleted — along with his antisemitic posts — screenshots of his posts are being shared in threads on X, formerly Twitter.”

Decidedly this was not an episode of flying the friendly skies as was a motto for another airline.

It speaks loudly to the power of social media, notably if one is going to post decidedly anti-Semitic  propaganda.

A mistake. A big mistake.