Thursday, September 04, 2008

Roland Jabbour : "Jews are offpsring of apes and pigs."


THE chairman of the Australian Arabic Council (AAC) has been accused of breaching the Racial Discrimination Act with comments he made about the Hezbollah-run television station al-Manar, which continues to be broadcast in Australia.

Roland Jabbour told The AJN last week that he stands by the comments he made to The Age (21/08), that in the context of Israel’s “crimes”, it was acceptable for al-Manar to call Jewish people “the offspring of apes and pigs” and to resurrect the ancient myth of blood libel.

“I said you need to see those comments in the context of the State of Israel and the ongoing conflict in the region. I thought it was reasonable,” Jabbour told The AJN.
He said that while he would never speak about Jewish people like that, “we need to see [the comments] as directed to the State of Israel, not directed to Jews”.

He said that in broadcasting anti-Semitic and anti-Israel views into Australia, the network was exercising its right to free speech.
“By supporting a station to be aired in Australia, we are not supporting the things that it says, we are simply saying that if somebody says something that we are not happy with, then that is the whole issue with freedom of expression,” Jabbour argued.

The broadcaster, he said, was not supporting terrorism, but he concurred that Hezbollah, a proscribed terrorist group in Australia, operated the station.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:07 PM

    This person shows what kind of person he is by his vile language.
    He is not fit to be referred to as a Person. Rather, he imitates the animals which he accuses the Jews of being! All his name-calling will not enable Hizbollah and other Terrorist groups to take over Israel! G-d gave that land to Jews in perpetuity.