Brought into the media recently when the gesture was made by NBA star and Frenchman Tony Parker, the quenelle salute has serious anti-Semitic overtones!
Below is an explanation of what the quenelle salute is, where it came from and why someone might use it!
Is it being used due to hate, ignorance, not being used at all with the gesture made simply being misinterpreted or is it by the imitation of famous people?
The only thing we actually know for certain is the reason why Hitler used the Nazi salute in the first place!
(Note: In the photo of Tony Parker below he is posing with the French comedian credited with creating this gesture based on his anti-Zionist views. Mere coincidence or is the Tony Parker apology for making the gesture as sincere as Barack Obama apologizing for the Obamacare debacle?)
'The gesture involves touching or gripping your shoulder with one hand while holding the palm of your other hand outstretched and pointing to the ground. Some describe it as a combination of the bras d'honneur with a bent arm (which means "up yours") and the Nazi salute.
It is the trademark of the hugely controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala, who once said he would like to put a quenelle - a rugby-ball-shaped serving of fish or meat paste - up the backside of Zionists.
Dieudonne made the gesture when he headed his own anti-Zionist campaign in the European elections in 2009. French media trace it further back, to one of his performances in 2005. It came to greater prominence in September when two soldiers were photographed appearing to make the gesture outside a Paris synagogue.
There are thousands of examples posted online, some at sensitive sites such as the Auschwitz death camp, and Dieudonne's fans can be seen repeating it outside his theatre...' (Source)