Austrian judge says killing Jews is a desire for ‘justice’ not a crime
Is it ok to say that Hitler was good a idea? That killing Jews is a good idea?
A Turkish man showing Adolf Hitler, with a statement praising the death of Jews, are a legitimate expression of criticizing the Jewish state, the spokesman for the prosecutor office in the city of Linz, Philip Christl, said on Tuesday.
“I could have annihilated all the Jews in the world, but I left some of them alive so you will know why I was killing them…,” Ibrahim B. wrote on his Facebook page in December.
Ibrahim, the 29-year-old owner of a hair salon in the city of Wels near Linz, attributed the quote to Hitler and posted a picture of the German dictator on his Facebook site. Ibrahim launched his pro-Nazi tirade in the context of criticizing Israel’s Operation Protective Edge war against Hamas last summer.
Ibrahim also asked God (who’s not on Facebook) if he would destory Israel and, presumably, murder all the Jews who live there.
It looks a lot like Ibrahim had broken the Austrian law against glorifying Nazis. But the State rueld that the “statements as merely expressing ‘displeasure toward Israel”.
In the UK, Ibrahim would have been in trouble.
This week, Mahmudul Choudhury was at Bromley Magistrates Court, where he pleaded guilty to posting a pro-Hitler image on Facebook. Hitler was seen telling Choudhary’s Facebook friends:
“Yes man, you were right. I could have killed all the Jews, but I left some of them to let you know why I was killing them. Share this picture to tell the truth a whole world”.
“Yes, now we can see why.”
Choudhury, from Tower Hamlets, London, was fined £465 for a racially aggravated offence.
Let’s be clear on one thing: it’s racism. Simple. The excuse that it’s political is just that, an excuse. It’s a weak one. Buit it’s an excuse that many people support. The UK displays an acquiescence to anti-Semitism. From the BBC’s Tim Willcox to Ibrahim, killing Jews is an understandable desire to do right. It’s not racism. No. It’s political. It’s justice.
Seventy years after the Holocaust, anti-Semitism is back with a vengeance…