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Immediately afterwards Councillor Black wrote:
'Today in the pouring rain hundreds of mums and dads gathered at Max Brenner, Southbank, to stand up for a business who has come under attack because of its connection to the Jewish state. We stood strong, united and defiant as we were confronted by the Green/Socialist Alliance who unashamedly hurled their anti-Semitic and racist chants.
Today she adds:
As an Israeli born Australian, I consider there to be no greater affront to our democracy, our freedoms, and our way of life then the Australian Greens policy of BDS which aims to boycott Jewish owned businesses here in Australia.
Despite the weather and the short notice we outnumbered the violent Socialist/Greens three to one. There are many more peaceful people in Australia then there are hate-filled racists. I’ve always found Australians to be quite laid back and tolerant of everyone’s viewpoints, but that was not the case today. The violence that was seen at the Melbourne protest by the Greens stirred average folk into action; taking a stance against the persecution of Jews. I was proud to see average people turn out to reject the Green’s agenda.
Recently, the NSW attorney general Greg Smith, declared at a speech to the Sydney University that the Greens BDS policy was an ‘ugly underbelly’, racist, anti-Semitic and reminiscent of Germany in the 1930's.
More and more Australians are speaking out against both the economically damming and socially repugnant views of the extreme Australian Greens.
....The extreme racist Greens have a policy to intimidate Jewish businesses similar to Hitler’s policies, yet the Premier feels that it is okay to tell others where to put other parties on their how to vote cards. Bligh’s silence on this matter can only be taken as an endorsement of the Green’s BDS.
As prominent American commentator Glenn Beck recently said, we must stand by Israel because since the day Israel was created in 1948 it has been under consistent attack by every single one of its neighbours. Now the attacks on Israel and Jews have come to our shores, a very ugly underbelly. We must stand strong and declare at this juncture; "Never Again!"' Read more: http://www.hajnalban.com/node/102
'One would be forgiven for thinking the year is 1920’s Germany or perhaps news footage of yet another conflict in the Middle East. But the year is 2011 and we are in Brisbane Australia. On Saturday 27th August 2011, racism of the worst sort reared its ugly face on our shores.
A group of Socialist/Green activists, laden with extremist propaganda set march to Southbank heading straight in the direction of an unassuming, law abiding, taxpaying chocolate shop known as Max Brenner. With banners in hand the angry protestors stormed what is an otherwise fairly quiet an uneventful cafe precinct chanting, shouting and hurling anti-Semetic [sic] hatred through their loud speakers.
Their bid to obstruct and block the innocent business’ trade by barricading themselves around the shop failed, as the awaiting police contingent shooed them into a confined pen where they stood clearly outnumbered three to one by the counter protestors. With the protection of the good men and women of the Queensland police service, the protestors safely exercised their “freedom of speech” by hurling racial abuse that would see the average person on the street such as you or I referred to the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner.
It is undeniable that the BDS is a similar policy to those seen in Germany through the 1920’s and 1930’s. That period in Germany was dominated by Nazi policy. This point has been made by the Attorney General of NSW and Senator Ron Boswell, two of Australia’s most senior politicians.
My family and I were at the front of counter-protests against this affront to our democracy. On twitter this morning and in the paper I stated that the Greens were Nazi like in their endorsement of the BDS policy.
My views started a torrent of abuse on twitter, all of which I am happy to take in my stride. It seems the keyboard warriors are much braver than their counter parts who quickly scurried away after their sad protest on the weekend...." Read more: http://www.hajnalban.com/node/103It would also appear that extreme left elements have since the successful counter-protest in Brisbane edited her wikipedia entry (under her maiden name Hajnal Ban) in a snide paragraph which ends "Ban has not revealed the precise nature or extent of her involvement with radical anti-Islam and ultra-nationalist groups in Australia."
"I’ve had two threats of legal action for saying exactly that. Say it yourself while we still can" http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/pushing_back_against_the_bigotsMeanwhile, following the rout of the "anti-semitic socialists", Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan joined longtime pro-Israel activist Michael Danby MHR in the targeted premises to show support.
Said Danby, who noted the Hamas-like cry "Palestine shall be free from the river to the sea" cry of Saturday's anti-Brenner mob:
"Many ordinary Brisbanites joined the Queensland Jewish community in the positive manifestation in repudiating the boycotters’ hate-campaign. The event held today with the Deputy Prime Minister illustrates that these campaigners do not represent mainstream Australia....
These are not cuddly Palestinian supporters who want a Two State Solution with a Palestinian state next to Israel.
It is disgusting that this group of leftists were demanding that Australians boycott Revlon and Westfield because simply because their owners are Jewish. Fair minded Australians want nothing to do with such bigotry.
.... The best thing we can all do is attend Max Brenner shops and buy their products.
As Max Brenner himself said, the protest against a chocolate shop is a little bit baffling. Who thinks that a just and fair solution in the Middle East is advanced by boycotting a chocolate shop in Brisbane?" (Source: J-Wire)