NGO Monitor, a media watchdog, unearthed emails of Dr. Paola Manduca, a geneticist at the University of Genoa, and Dr. Swee Ang, an orthopedic surgeon, forwarding a video titled “CNN, Goldman Sachs, and the Zio Matrix” in which Duke accuses Jewish banking, media and political figures of conspiring to create “an unholy tribal alliance.” Duke has had ties to the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups.
In her email, Ang writes, “This is shocking video please watch. This is not about Palestine — it is about all of us!”
Manduca also forwarded an article suggesting that a Jewish conspiracy may have been behind the Boston Marathon bombings.
In response to questions from the Telegraph, Manduca denied being anti-Semitic, but added, “I legitimately use my right of freedom of opinion and do not agree or value the politics of the government of Israel, nor of many others, including Jews in and out of Israel.”
Ang, in turn, told the Telegraph, “I didn’t know who David Duke was, or that he was connected to the Ku Klux Klan. I am concerned that if there is any truth in the video, that Jews control the media, politics and banking, what on earth is going on? I was worried.”
Lancet’s refusal to withdraw the letter in light of the new information has drawn condemnations from respected figures in the British medical establishment.