On 4 April in Australia, though, fanatics were out in force. Rallies in Australian capital cities against the perceived islamification of Australia (below, the view from Adelaide's John Bolton) were countered by "anti-racist" campaigners, most of whom appear to be far-leftists.
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That many if not most of these Aussie counter-demonstrators are anti-Israel can surely be taken for granted.
After all, the Socialist Alliance and its ilk is known for its demonisation of Israel and its support for anti-Israel initiatives.
The woman convening this counter-demonstration in Sydney against the "racist" rally simultaneously taking place in Martin Place enthusiastically mentioned his pro-BDS stance in her warm welcome to Dr Nick Riemer, one of Associate Professor Jake Lynch's chief academic supporters at Sydney University, who can be seen on this video from around 4.34 raging against "Islamophobia" and "xenophobia" and of course the Abbott government:
At the end of the rally the woman in charge (who like pro-Palestine feminist Melbourne councillor Sue Bolton in this footage of the corresponding Melbourne counter-demo neatly avoids the issue of Islamic misogyny by some typical leftist verbal gymnastics) warns participants to be vigilant for louts, especially drunken louts, from the other side.
Truth to tell, some of the types on both sides look as though they should be avoided in narrow alleys, and not only during the hours of darkness.
At the Adelaide "racist" rally, one of the"islamophobes" (not Jewish) carries an Israeli flag.
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