NSWJBD calls for the censuring of Labor MP

October 19, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies calls on the leadership of the NSW Labor Party to formally censure Shaoquett Moselmane MLC for his ongoing antisemitic abuse.

Shaoquette Moselmane

This follows Mr Moselmane tweeting an encouragement to his followers to visit the website of notorious former Klu Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, who is on the record as saying “Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races. This goal must include freeing of the American media and government from subservient Jewish interests.”

The Board’s CEO Vic Alhadeff stated: “Just yesterday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison called out the incident when Mr Moselmane recently denied me access to the launch of the Labor Union Multicultural Action Committee, despite having received an invitation from general secretary Kaila Murnain.

The incident prompted Opposition Leader Luke Foley to apologise for Mr Moselmane’s conduct and for Shadow Minister Walt Secord MLC to publicly condemn the display as “stupid, malicious and vindictive”.

In 2013 Mr Moselmane referred to Australian Jewish and Israeli groups as a “political lobby group that is cancerous, malicious and seeks to deny, misinform and scaremonger” during a speech in parliament. The Jewish media has also never received an invitation to attend Mr Moselmane’s Multicultural Media Awards events.

Vic Alhadeff
Chief Executive Officer
NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

In addition to the above, Mr Moselmane wrote on Twitter in December 2017 that he was “honoured to speak at the rally in support of Jerusalem” – an event at which Hezbollah flags were openly waved by participants.

Further, Mr Moselmane recently hosted controversial University of Sydney academic Dr Tim Anderson at Parliament House, who has drawn criticism for defending badges carrying the slogan “death to Israel… a curse on the Jews”.

Given Mr Moselmane’s ongoing pattern of offensive conduct, the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies calls on the leadership of the party to formally censure him – i.e. to make it clear that racist conduct of any form will not be tolerated by the party leadership and that he will be denied all leadership positions within the party should it recur.

Despite expressions of regret by party leaders, the abuse which he directs at the Jewish community continues, and we find it profoundly concerning that he is free to persist with such vilification.

NSW Labor frontbencher and Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair Walt Secord: told J-Wire “My views condemning the utterances of Shaoquett Moselmane are on the public record and well known.

There is no excuse for tweeting the views of the former Grand Wizard of the KKK. It is an act of a fool and deserves to condemned without reservation.”

 

Comments

4 Responses to “NSWJBD calls for the censuring of Labor MP”
  1. Mike Ryan says:

    Goys like me stand with Israel and despise Anti-Semites.

  2. Liat Kirby says:

    Moselmane should be sacked, not just formally censured. How is it that nobody other than Jews cares about this? There’s no place for anybody like this man in Australian politics.

  3. Paul Winter says:

    At long last, the NSWJBD has started to search for a backbone. Moselmaniac should have been called out years ago by the Jewish community which should have demanded that the Labour party rid itself of him and the various racists whose votes they seek to gain power.

  4. Joe Weinstein says:

    Good Call NSWJBD;

    It’s important to respond to these Anti-Semites; immediately!

    Shabbat Shalom
    Joe

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