Thursday, August 25, 2011

They haven't learned...

The Daily Telegraph reports:
Muslim parents who allowed their young daughter to hold a racist placard at a rally did her a terrible injustice, the state's new anti-discrimination boss says.

The offensive placard was paraded at a city rally in 2009 to protest against Israel's invasion of the Gaza strip that cost more than 1000 lives, the Herald Sun reported.

In a reference to the Holocaust, it featured a swastika and the words "Jews haven't learn(t)"...It is believed the issue was raised with the equal opportunity commission but no formal complaint was made because the culprits could not be identified.
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Mr Searle, who is Jewish, said yesterday that the placard represented a disgraceful and outrageous threat.

" But there is also the terrible injustice that in reality is being done to this little girl," he said.

"Presumably her parents bear significant responsibility for educating her, giving her the message and teaching her in a way that most of our community would find unacceptable and offensive."

Asked if the commission should look at the matter again, Mr Searle said: "I'd need to think very carefully if anything could be done because no one knows who the perpetrator was."
Not true at all. There are plenty of Muslims who know exactly who the perpetrator was.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Not true at all. There are plenty of Muslims who know exactly who the perpetrator was."

Indeed. And it's fair to say that there are plenty of Muslims who agree with the sentiments expressed on that sign.

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Steve at the Pub said...

... and also plenty who are not muslims, but still agree with that sign. Alas.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My take is the commision was saying basically if the police actually knew the law, they could probably have taken action that day as the placard displayed constituted an offence (Hence the comments about 'better training' or to take a line from a movie 'were you sick the day they taught law?'). Mind you even if they were aware, just in my personal opinion, they probably would have ashamedly ignored it to avoid having to take action and stirring 'trouble'. Especially with their 'fearless' leadership at this time.

Leadership would have preferred easier offenders like those rampaging destructive Methodists. Much less challenging.

7:54 PM  

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