Jewish scholars call for sacking of German antisemitism official for shameful attack on Mbembe

Thirty-seven Jewish scholars have called for the replacement of Felix Klein, the German government coordinator for the fight against antisemitism. 

They did so in the below letter sent to German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, after Klein had joined the censorship campaign against the distinguished Cameroonian professor Achille Mbembe.

Prof. Mbembe was the designated opening speaker at the Ruhrtriennale festival in North Rhine-Westphalia, when he was falsely accused of antisemitism and the invitation withdrawn. 

Noting the festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus, the Jewish scholars argue, “This incident cannot remain without consequences for Mr. Klein”. They consider Klein “unqualified and unfit for the important task assigned to him” and call on Minister Seehofer to replace him “without delay”.

The letter by the 37 scholars can also be found on Scribd.