Citi has fired one of its personal bankers after she defended Hitler and the holocaust in a vile anti-Semitic post following the Hamas terror attacks.
CUNY Brooklyn College graduate Nozima Husainova, 25, sparked outrage with the remark which she posted on her now-deleted Instagram page and she’s since lost her job, the bank confirmed Thursday.
The alleged hate-speech
Responding to a post about the Gaza hospital bombing that Israel has denied, she wrote: ‘No wonder why Hitler wanted to get rid of them all,’ complete with a smiley face emoji.
A spokesman for Citi branded Husainova’s comments as ‘revolting’ and said hate speech would not be tolerated in their bank.
‘We terminated the employment of the person who made the revolting antisemitic comment on social media. We condemn antisemitism and all hate speech and do not tolerate it in our bank,’ a spokesman told DailyMail.com.
Customers were accusing the bank of tolerating ‘unbridled anti-Semitism’ among its staff and warning that it faces a boycott.
‘Hey Citi, does your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion include nazis?’ wrote Daniel S Levy on X, formerly Twitter.
‘What does it say about Citi,’ asked Marian Kruss.
‘This is NOT inclusiveness and your oganization needs to fire her.
‘Where can I send a complaint about one of your employees, Nozima Husainova, praising Hitler’s extermination of Jews?’ asked Lenny Luchese.
‘Or does Citi condone her words? Vile and despicable.’
Investigating the matter
‘We are investigating this matter and taking appropriate disciplinary action, We strongly condemn antisemitism and other hate speech,’ the bank said in a tweet.
Husainova majored in finance in June 2021 after five years at the college in New York‘s Bedford Avenue.
Her now-deleted LinkedIn profile suggests she is in her second year with the Wall Street bank whose parent company Citigroup employs 240,000 people across the world.
Davis Polk reversed employment offers to those the company reportedly believed led organizations at Harvard and Columbia universities that issued statements blaming Israel for the violence.
The firm added that it would re-evaluate the decision for two of the students, who appealed the verdict and claimed they did not authorize the letters, which were unsigned.