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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:21 PM

Minneapolis LGBTQ Bar Sees Protests Over Owner's Anti-Semitic Facebook Posts

A soon-to-open LGBTQ bar in Minneapolis has been the subject of heavy criticism in the local Jewish and gay communities after it was revealed that its owner had written several anti-Semitic Facebook posts.

Cheers Minneapolis was scheduled to open at the end of the month during the city’s Pride weekend, but after the offending posts were discovered on owner Emad Abed’s social media page, its GoFundMe and Facebook accounts were deleted and more than 200 people signed upto protest it on a Facebook event page called “Queers Against Cheers.”

Abed wrote over the years that “all world problems are caused by Israelis and Jews,” that the United States was “controlled and run by racist Jews,” and that “Hitler should have finished them all.”

When critics called him out on the bar’s Facebook page, Abed was unrepentant. “I’m in business to make money,” he responded to one person. “You and your community can kiss my ass and none of you evil people commenting on this post are allowed in my bar. Go have a drink in hell because all of you are going there when you exit this earth.”

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Behind the Aegis Jun 2019 OP
irisblue Jun 2019 #1
Salviati Jun 2019 #2
Princess Turandot Jun 2019 #3

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:26 PM

1. In a time of clear danger to many communities,

This money grubbing ass wants more dangers

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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:37 PM

2. Wow...

“I’m in business to make money,”



Hopefully not for long buddy. Who's his target audience, gay neo-nazis? Seems like a pretty small market.

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Thu Jun 6, 2019, 01:52 PM

3. A lovely fellow:

He wanted people to give him money via GoFundMe to buy a commercial establishment that he would then own?

Red Star owner Emad Abed tells TCB he has abandoned plans to raise $2 million to buy the building after facing pushback on social media.

"I wanted to raise money to purchase the building so we can preserve it as a gay bar. ... If it's owned by a different party, there is no guarantee that will take place," Abed says. "It seems like it was not received well. ... If I were them, I'd be grateful someone is trying to create a hangout."

http://tcbmag.com/news/articles/2019/june/cheers-minneapolis-sets-late-june-opening-date
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