Community outraged as Muslims Compare Gaza to the Holocaust

February 6, 2009 by J-Wire
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The Chairman of the Australia Federation of Islamic Councils, Ikebal Patel, has claimed that the “victims of the Holocaust [are] now perpetrating much worse atrocities against the Palestinians”  ECAJ president, Robert Goot [pic] responds….


Patel's comparison

Patel's comparison

President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, R0bert Goot, has told Patel that the two bodies could not work together until the offensive statement, written in a letter and Patel’s  remarks remain on the public record.Patel sent a series of images depicting Holocaust scenes with replicated images from Gaza side by side. [see left]


Goot was hoping take the opportunity of discussing the matter directly with Patel when they were due to meet at the ABC on Friday as part of a joint delegation to reinstigate the Religion Report radio program. Goot told J-Wire: “He didn’t turn up – but I did run an interview with a Perth radio station later in the day. They had just completed an interview in which Patel claims he wants to talk with me. I am waiting.”

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