Judy Bamberger, O’Connor ACT
‘With the Middle East ceasefire less than a week old, young Muslim Australians are preparing to go to xxx so they can join the army and fight in any future conflict.
These young Australians say they are ready to risk everything to support xxx, and the recent violence has only increased their enthusiasm.’ [from ABC 7:30, November 28]
‘You shall inherit and you shall settle. The moment you step foot off that plane, you inherited a land.’
Sends chills up our spines! These young people are criminals; stop them and eradicate their youth camps. Those who organise such events preach hatred and loathing, destruction of their neighbours, establishing the Final Caliphate; imprison them! Strip them of their citizenship! Jihad in Australia; it must be quashed!
BUT… the original piece was about ‘Aussie Zionists training to fight for Israel’. How tragic we celebrate their ‘risking all to support Israel’ while condemning and vilifying Aussie Muslims risking all to support (say) Palestine (non-violently).
Try the experiment I did – read the 7:30 transcript with ‘Muslim’ replacing ‘Jew’ and ‘Zionist’; any Muslim-leaning country instead of ‘Israel’. It’s bone-chilling… when it’s ‘Jew’ and ‘Israel’, it’s okay; anything else, it’s not!
It was extremely disturbing to me when I tried this thought-experiment. I’m Jewish, counting Jews and Muslims among my dear friends. I’m ashamed at how unashamedly one-sidedly we Aussies celebrate one and deplore the other!