Anti-Semites target Ben Shapiro's sister

Opera singer Abigail Shapiro finds herself targeted by anti-Semites, says she does not want the fight to be a 'private battle.'

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Abigail Shapiro, 24, was subject to anti-Semitic messages on her YouTube channel and her website's "contact" page last week, the Forward reported.

Shapiro is an opera singer, and both her YouTube channel and website focus on her musical talent. Significantly, she is also the sister of conservative Jewish pundit Ben Shapiro.

Following the surge of anti-Semitic and hateful comments, Shapiro turned off commenting on her YouTube channel.

Speaking to the Forward, she said, "Now that they know who I am, I’m going to be living with these kinds of things forever — people sending me gross stuff."

"I’d rather it not be something I deal with privately. My name is going to be linked with Ben’s — at this point or down the line."

Shapiro also said she's not sure how the anti-Semites connected her to Ben, since they are not Facebook friends and with the exception of her YouTube channel, her social media accounts are not public.

Ben is a former Breitbart contributor and currently serves as editor-in-chief at the Daily Wire. He has been portrayed by anti-Semites as a prisoner in Auschwitz. In 2016, Ben Shapiro was listed by ADL as one of the most targeted journalists.

All of the ten most targeted journalists are Jews.

Speaking about the hatred his sister received, Ben told the Forward that his sister "doesn't deserve this."

"Enough," he insisted.

Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt promised to notify YouTube about the "abuse of their platform.

In September, University of California Berkeley tightened campus security and offered counseling services for students prior to a talk by Ben Shapiro.

Several university buildings surrounding Zellerbach Hall were closed off, and those arriving to attend the speech will have to go through security barriers and show their tickets for the event. During the event, there was an "increased and highly visible police presence."








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