Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Influence of Zionism on Australian Politics

The long over due and a very dangerous theme like The Influence of Zionism on Australian Politics was organised by the well meaning and good institution of Australia known as Politics in the Pub. Two decent Jewish persons like Dr. Peter Slezac and Michael Brull were the main speakers. Another good Jewish voice Antony Loewenstein, was also present at that event. He chose to listen and learn.

A questionable person who was my former friend Paul Reti who is of Jewish background was recording notes religiously at this event! The incident mentioned in They Got the Rights – You Don’t and Silencing the Truth to T-Shirt and Reti’s involvement in that incident alerted me about Paul and his true nature. Nonetheless he was sitting next to me. At one stage, in an unusual manner he asked me, “are you talking to Stuart”? I responded with amazement, “is that a question”? Reti probably likes to know who is talking to who and he definitely takes notes about such matters. He could even be reporting his note taking to others. I find this alarming and revealing all at the same time. I asked my question of Reti because Professor Stuart Rees and many other people present at that meeting are well known to me and we talk openly and regularly to each other, as the need may arise. Since Silencing the Truth to T-Shirt incident Paul stopped talking to me for a time and he has displayed his unjustified anger towards me also.

I have been emailing Paul and many other people about a number of issues concerning a range of subjects. Specifically, in that emailing I said to Paul, a number of times, “please let me know if I have written anything incorrect or improper”. Surprisingly he never wrote back to me or pointed out to me where he believed that I was incorrect.

Anyway, I was the second questioner at this event. It was a struggle to ask my question on the subject of, “Whether Zionism is worse than Nazism ?” that in turn is based on information available at,
The Sacred Cow and my own direct interaction and discussions with Professor Clive Kessler at the ABC studio and Professor Uri Davis at Sydney University respectively.

Both Dr. Peter Slezac and Michael Brull were not pleased with my question. I understood their position because they themselves had been walking though a “minefield” and maybe I should have asked my question in a more sophisticated manner.

The Contributions of Peter and Michael were pertinent, factual, pragmatic and even risky for them. I think people of this nature and caliber can break the taboo surrounding the topic of Zionism and assist us towards peace and justice. However, self serving politicians of this world like the “Al haj” Hilary Clinton and the “Al haj” Julia Gillard are showing their willingness to dowse petrol onto the fire!

My lovely friend of Jewish extraction, Alice Beauchamp then commented and did her best to improve the situation. However, a few misguided, rude and arrogant Israeli supporters behaved with incivility and by doing so they demonstrated their absolute determination to act and continue to act in a very negative fashion without any justification in acting in such a way.

Apart from many of their disturbing acts they went further and at one stage they shouted, “…. Islam is the problem, ……”. They did so with absolute conviction and with clear zealotry. I then shouted back to them by saying, “So if your religion is valid and correct, how then is it that your religion is rejected by 99.96% of the people of this world? As this is the reality, how then can you therefore blame Islam which has a much stronger following and a much stronger uptake as a valid and correct religion than does yours? ” I said this so as to counter their illogical and negative behavior continuum.

Ultimately, I believe all human beings are equal regardless of sex, race and religion. I wonder when and how can we convince the Israeli power brokers to this way of thinking?

Faruque Ahmed
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