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A Jewish charity decided to is launching a private prosecution against rapper Wiley for his anti-Semitic outbursts on social media after police said they had dropped an investigation as “he was

abroad at the time of the offence.” Wiley, 41, whose real name is Richard Kylea, posted several tweets comparing Jews with the Ku Klux Klan. It is not known what country he was in at the time, but he was probably in Cyprus, where his mother lives. A spokesman for the British organization “Campaign Against Anti-Semitism” (CAA) stated they would still sue the rapper for inciting racial hatred in Britain, even if the London police refused to do so. On October 3, Metropolitan Police confirmed that no case would be brought against Wiley "as he was abroad at the time of the crime." In July, the 41-year-old Briton posted a series of tweets comparing Jews to the Ku Klux Klan and urging Afro-Americans to “fight the Jews.” Stephen Silverman, Director of Investigations and Enforcement for the “Campaign Against Anti-Semitism”, said that although the “metropolitan police service” dropped the investigation, his organization “commissioned foreign lawyers to take care of the case.”  Stephen Silverman, Director of Investigations and Enforcement at Campaign Against Antisemitism, said: 'When antisemites incite hatred against Jews, we will pursue them, including across borders if necessary. 'We will provide further details at a later date.'According to the rules of the UK Home Office, crimes committed overseas must be brought to court in the jurisdiction of the country in which the crime was committed, the Daily mail notes. Besides direct appeals of Wylie to attack Jews, he also spreads various anti-Semitic ideas. Thus, he claims that Afro-Americans are “real Jews”, but Jews have stolen their identity, and the Jewish people are also responsible for the slave trade. Twitter permanently blocked his account because of messages in which he called Jews “cowards and snakes.”


Nick Brown

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