Austrian Airlines Fires Flight Attendant for Making Anti-Semitic Statements

By Kurt Stolz on 15 August 2020
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An Austrian Airlines employee was fired after attending a rally at which she repeatedly chanted anti-Semitic statements.

Christina Kohl, who was a candidate for local political office in addition to being a flight attendant at Austrian, took part in a demonstration in Vienna where she her activities were captured on video.

“Soros must go, Rothschild must go, Rockefeller must go”, screamed Kohl there according to a report in the newspaper Der Standard, which commented that she chanted “in the best possible anti-Semitic manner.”

Kohl stood for election on Team HC Strache, a far-right group formed by former Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, who resigned his office amidst the so-called Ibiza scandal, referencing the Spanish island where he was caught on video offering business deals in exchange for friendly media coverage.

“An employee of Austrian Airlines made public anti-Semitic statements as part of her political commitment,” a spokesman for Austrian Airlines said. “We are an international company that crosses borders in the context of its business purpose. Here, however, we have to draw a very clear line.”

Austrian called her actions “inexcusable” and said that they were “in no way compatible with our company values.”  The airline said it had taken steps to ensure something like this does not happen in the future, although it did not elucidate further.

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