Outrage over disgusting ‘cripple Stephen Hawking’ jokes after he joins boycott of Israel 10May13 May 10, 2013
WORLD renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has faced a barrage of vile abuse today from people furious over his boycott of Israel.
The tirade of criticism came after the highly-respected Cambridge professor joined an academic embargo on the Israeli regime by refusing to attend a conference hosted by the regime’s president Shimon Perez.Professor Hawking was to take part in the Facing Tomorrow annual conference planned to be held in June but pulled out in protest at Tel Aviv’s treatment of Palestinians.
“Hawking has made an independent decision to respect the boycott, based upon his knowledge of Palestine, and on the unanimous advice of his own academic contacts there,” the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine said.
Reacting angrily to the Professor’s decision to join the academic boycott, Israelis voiced their outrage on social media sites.
“The anti-Semite Stephen Hawking can’t even wipe his own a**,” one sick user posted.
“He should die already!,” another said, while one user said Professor Hawking – widely considered one of the most intelligent men in the world today – is “also crippled in the head.”
“Someone should release the hand brake when he’s on a hill,” another vile post read.
Disgusted users condemned the revolting abuse, describing it as a “festival of hate.”
Professor Hawking’s move follows a boycott of the Israeli regime by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland and by the American members of the Association for Asian American Studies.
In 2009, Professor Hawking had also condemned the regime’s three-week onslaught on Gaza, saying Tel Aviv’s response to firing of rockets from the coastal strip was “plain out of proportion … The situation is like that of [Apartheid] South Africa before 1990 and cannot continue”.