How Will Sacking Someone For Telling Truths You Don’t Want To Hear ‘Help Community Relations’, Then..?

Joseph Wakim is outraged:

Baird is not responsible for appointments made by his predecessor. Asking Alhadeff politely to resign for his comments, made at such a tense time, would be the moral thing to do. It would be pro-harmony.

And what did he do?

Well, so far as I can see, he refused to play the ‘Yeah, but…’ game…

Wearing his CEO hat, Alhadeff issued a community update on 9 July, titled “Israel under Fire: Important points about Operation Protective Edge”. His statement reached the Arab Australian community and went viral.

In the post he condemned the “Hamas terror organisation” for its “attacks on Israeli civilians”, for “violating international law and engaging in war crimes as its militants launch rockets indiscriminately at civilians from civilian areas”.

Why the scare quotes? There’s no dispute about these things, is there? Not amongst sensible rational adults, anyway.

His statement failed to condemn the collective punishment and indiscriminate attacks against Gaza. As chairman, his role is to prevent this kind of stone throwing, not engage in it.

I really don’t think a statement of ‘You’re both as bad as each other!’ is really appropriate here.

Neither did it mention the countless Palestinian children who are snatched from their beds, never to be seen again, and never to attract global condemnation.

Well, this is a new one on me. Is someone draining them of blood to make Ramadan biscuits, or something?

3 comments for “How Will Sacking Someone For Telling Truths You Don’t Want To Hear ‘Help Community Relations’, Then..?

  1. john in cheshire
    July 23, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Oh, this is from commentisfree, the guardian website; I might have known. To me it’s worthless hate-speech; if the commies can use the term indiscriminately, then so can everyone else.

  2. July 23, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I presume that the quotation “Neither did it mention the countless Palestinian children who are snatched from their beds, never to be seen again, and never to attract global condemnation” was written from a peculiarly Arabic/Ausralian perspective of life in that sad, sad place.

    Is the ‘quote’ a coded attempt to state that Israelis are gaining access to Gaza homes and ‘stealing their young’? For what strange and twisted purpose?

    Of course the truth emerges when it is stated that this comment comes care of the Guardian website and ‘Comments’ dept., the one where censorship rules, any comment which has the very essence of a right-wing thought within one hundred miles is deleted with the speed of light; and any commenter which praises the murderous actions of Hamas as ‘righteous anger’ gets three bonus points and a deep-fried Mars Bar.

    Freedom of Speech? Don’t make me laugh!

  3. July 24, 2014 at 9:19 am

    And this is how the PTB divide and conquer in our own land.

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