In the now-deleted tweets, Khan called Israel “sinister,” referred to Israelis as “child murderers,” and accused Israel of “terrorizing innocent civilians.”
“Remember: the brutal murder of Palestinians had been occurring MANY years before the formation of Hamas. Israel’s excuses are blatant lies,” Khan wrote in one of the tweets.
She even directly tweeted former British Prime Minister David Cameron: “You’re complicit in the supplying of weapons to a terrorist state. You offered ‘staunch support’ of genocide.”
“U repeatedly say ‘nobody is above the law.’ Well, under international law, Israel is an illegal state,” Khan added.
“Israel is a sinister state & the ones who suffer most are innocent children,” Khan said in one of the tweets.
In another, she wrote, “Israel = Pharoah. Both are child murderers. Insha’Allah, defeat also awaits the former; it’s only a matter of time.”
How did Khan respond?
“I deeply regret the content of the tweets I made in 2014, and sincerely apologize for the upset and hurt that they have caused,” Kahn posted in a tweet Monday. “Championing diversity is one of my passions, I don’t discriminate against anyone. I have chosen to delete them as they do not represent the message of harmony that I stand for.”
— Amena (@amenaofficial) January 22, 2018
In a news release, a L’Oreal spokesperson said:
We have recently been made aware of a series of tweets posted in 2014 by Amena Kahn, who was featured in a UK advertising campaign.
We appreciate that Amena has since apologised for the content of these tweets and the offence they have caused.
L’Oreal Paris is committed to tolerance and respect towards all people. We agree with her decision to step down from the campaign.