‘Anti-Semitic’ singer in court after private prosecution

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‘Anti-Semitic’ singer in court after private prosecution

Alison Chabloz from Derbyshire to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court for 'anti-Semitic' song

Alison Chabloz during her video, which called Auschwitz a 'theme park'
Alison Chabloz during her video, which called Auschwitz a 'theme park'

A woman from the East Midlands who posted an anti-Semitic song on YouTube is to appear in court after a Jewish charity launched a private prosecution.

Alison Chabloz was summoned to appear before the Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday, six months after she published her song questioning the Holocaust, calling Auschwitz a “theme park” and saying Jewish financiers “bleed you dry”.

Chabloz, from Glossop in Derbyshire, is due in court after a private prosecution was brought by the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA). The charity said it took the decision because “the Crown Prosecution Service failed to prosecute [Chabloz]”.

The song, posted in June, include lyrics such as: “Did the Holocaust ever happen? Was it just a bunch of lies? Seems that some intend to pull the wool over our eyes. Eternal wandering liars haven’t got a clue, and when it comes to usury, victim’s always me and you.”

Elsewhere, she sings: “Tell us another, come on my brother, reap it – the cover, for tribal gain. Safe in our tower, now is the hour, money and power, we have no shame.”

CAA chairman Gideon Falter said: “We have called for zero tolerance enforcement of the law against anti-Semitism and that is what politicians have promised, but the CPS has failed to take action, so now we must act instead.”

In a statement posted to her website, Chabloz said: “Not content with ruining careers, these individuals [such as Falter] are now attempting to use the law to silence dissenters. Indeed, in my case, they openly admit it… They are applying the law to fight against what they consider to be a disease of the mind.”

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