Victorian magistrate falsely claims that Islam is a race

EYE-rolls aplenty as I read the ABC’s report on the jailing of “far-right extremist” Neil Erikson for “disrupting a religious gathering”… in Federation Square. Ardent reporter Sarah Farnsworth went further by alleging Erikson “stormed into a Muslim peace festival” where he used a megaphone to amplify “offensive comments.”

In an unusual case, the magistrate told the court Erikson had stated he preferred to go to jail, rather than undertake a de-radicalisation program as part of a community corrections order.

“I have no alternative but to send you to prison,” Magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg told him…

Magistrate Rozencwajg said the remarks were “offensive in the extreme” to those who had gathered to pray, adding that was Erikson’s intended effect.

“Your actions are racist,” the magistrate said, noting his views were those held by far-right extremists and white supremacists.

“They have no place in Australian society and are the very antithesis of our values and morals.”

 
There is no evidence Erikson “stormed” anywhere and none that he made any remarks about race or the supremacy of white people. These claims are buzzword embellishments. Nor was the event a “religious gathering” where Muslims had “gathered to pray.” As a report published last year makes clear, the Federation Square event – dubbed “SalamFest” – was a PR exercise where “arts, culture, food and spiritual traditions” were showcased to counter “Islamophobia.” No charges of violence, incitement to violence or obscene language were made against Erikson.

Oddly, magistrate Rozencwajg refused to authorise the media to use video of the incident captured on CCTV. Maybe the footage doesn’t match the fuss. According to that earlier report, police alleged Erikson had shouted “Mohammed was a false prophet” and “Mohammed was a terrorist.” P’s and Q’s aside, the first claim is held by all Christians to be true. The second is accurate even if ‘terrorist’ is an anachronism applied to the sixth and seventh centuries.

Nevertheless, Erikson disrupted a peaceful assembly with intent to spoil and humiliate. I have no objection to the likes of him being warned off by police. Twelve months of left-wing terrorism has exposed with pellucid clarity what happens when bullhorn desperadoes use public squares to stalk their enemies. But this idiot, on this occasion, committed no serious crime and is no more a white supremacist – based solely on his enmity for Mohammed – than the Uyghur-phobes of the Chinese Politburu. Finally, if a “de-radicalisation” program can heal court-prone faith-baiters, I can think of one ABC reporter who should be booked in. ASAP.

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35 Responses to Victorian magistrate falsely claims that Islam is a race

  1. Old School Conservative says:

    On the car radio this morning I heard two crazily associated items. The first was a piece about “far right” extremism growing exponentially in regional areas fuelled by inflammatory social media posts. No evidence presented. No examples of violence.
    The second was about “religious motivation” for an actual attack in the last couple of days. No mention of the religion though.
    With this sort of journalistic cover-up of the perpetrators of violence, the general public will continue to sleepwalk towards their doom. The term “far right extremism” will become as accepted as ‘water is wet”. Irrationally so, but that’s how the MSM is travelling.

  2. a happy little debunker says:

    If disrupting a peaceful gathering were an actual criminal offence – then why are ‘counter’ protestors condoned at any authorised event?

  3. Turtle says:

    I’ve talked to people who’ve eaten that propaganda hook, line and sinker. I talked someone out of it.

  4. notafan says:

    Good precedent for the next right to life march.

  5. Bruce says:

    Given the alleged dates of Mo’s life and the nature of his up-bringing and “education”, AND the nominal publication dates of his works. it all gets VERY murky.

    “Islam” does not mean “Peace”,; the word “Salam” (oddly enough, derived from the MUCH older Hebrew (Shalom and its variants)), means “Peace”. Arabic was the LAST of the major languages to be put into written form (Earliest recorded example being on a tri-lingual document from 512AD)).

    “Islam” means “Submission”, although, in this festering, political dung-heap, it is probably illegal for a non-moslem to say so.

  6. JohnJJJ says:

    People like our good magistrate are terrified of ‘slam. There is a brooding violence, a pervasive silent threat and their response is that of a pathetic dog trying to make friends. You can bet Charlie knows very little of ‘slam. The ignorance increases the higher you go in our legal system.

  7. Primer says:

    An Appeal on the grounds of judicial illiteracy/ inability to use a dictionary?

  8. Mark M says:

    Second letter from French military warn a civil war is coming …

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/10/french-soldiers-accuse-government-of-trying-to-silence-warnings-of-civil-war

    There is no second prize guessing what the war might be all about.

    We are Charlie.

  9. mundi says:

    This is where Australia is f’d up: magistrates can impose up to two years and crazy orders, all without trial. And even if he appeals, we all know what the victorian justice system is like. He will have to go to the high court of australia to get a fair hearing, and even then he will never get a jury hearing.

  10. m0nty says:

    But this idiot, on this occasion, committed no serious crime and is no more a white supremacist – based solely on his enmity for Mohammed – than the Uyghur-phobes of the Chinese Politburu.

    That’s just a stupid thing to say about Neil Erikson, of all people. You can’t compartmentalise a bloke like that, he doesn’t deserve the benefit of the doubt on his character given all the other stuff he’s been guilty of.

    Would you defend a leftie barging into a Church fete with a megaphone and barking at the old ducks at the scone stall about rock spiders in the priesthood? I doubt it.

  11. max says:

    If there were such a thing as the extreme-right and Christians followed the example set by the other mob magistrate right-Charlie would be looking over his shoulder now.
    As was suggested yesterday, we can only conclude violence works.
    That penny seems to have dropped in France.

  12. Diogenes says:

    Would you defend a leftie barging into a Church fete with a megaphone and barking at the old ducks at the scone stall about rock spiders in the priesthood? I doubt it.

    No, it is a statement of unequal treatment before the law.
    Would said leftie be removed by police? or arrested? or charged? or appear before the Magistrate? or be found guilty? or be imprisoned?
    I believe the answer would be no all accounts.

  13. notafan says:

    Melbourne has seen appalling abuse by leftists at right to life marches.

    Any arrests?

  14. cuckoo says:

    What would happen to an addled old woman, egged on by younger feminists, who disrupted the minute’s silence on Anzac Day at the Shrine of Remembrance by shouting “War is murder!”, as indeed once happened, quite some time ago. Oh that’s right, nothing.

    I still remember the coverage of this. An incandescently furious Bruce Ruxton confronted the woman and began “Why don’t you..” then observing the multiple news cameras trained on him, he continued “…go away”.

  15. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    From currencylad:

    “pellucid: “easily understood; lucid” “

    Splendid. I do enjoy discovering these words.

    Froggie Roberts, high school Latin teacher, started it; then my rugby coach told me “You’re the captain, don’t swear, be articulate – it will take you further”.

    As for the medieval death cult – I have no time to waste on them or on their shills, such as Charlie Rozencwajg. He has demonstrated in this matter that he is an ignorant fool.

  16. C.L. says:

    A few things, Monty:

    1. I specifically state that I support hoodlums like Erikson being moved on by police.
    2. Catholic fetes are not held on public property. Federation Square is not a mosque.
    3. I have in fact experienced yelling loons in a church. It’s a reasonably common occurrence at St Stephen’s during the day. The cops are usually called and if old mate is still around when they arrive, he’s taken away. It isn’t later written up as a hate crime or anything. It never makes the papers.

  17. C.L. says:

    Mick, when I was playing rugby, there was a starched-collared, creased-shorts ref who once penalised an opposition player for noisily taking the Lord’s name in vain. This wasn’t schoolboys – it was A-Grade. LOL.

  18. Boambee John says:

    Would you defend a leftie barging into a Church fete with a megaphone and barking at the old ducks at the scone stall about rock spiders in the priesthood? I doubt it.

    No, you far fascist fool. But would magistrate Rozencwajg order someone who did that onto a deradicalisation program, or throw such a person in jail? And would you support that?

  19. duncanm says:

    Here’s the ‘crime’ in progress

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hECJPSPhLU

  20. Rossini says:

    Who appointed the magistrate?

  21. Captain Katzenjammer says:

    “Islam” means “Submission”

    Is that submission for Muslims, or submission to Islam by all others?

  22. max:

    If there were such a thing as the extreme-right and Christians followed the example set by the other mob magistrate right-Charlie would be looking over his shoulder now.
    As was suggested yesterday, we can only conclude violence works.
    That penny seems to have dropped in France.

    Yes – violence does work.
    But first we have to recognise the enemy.
    Who are they?
    We need to clean house of the termites chewing on the foundations…

  23. thefrollickingmole says:

    Would you defend a leftie barging into a Church fete with a megaphone and barking at the old ducks at the scone stall about rock spiders in the priesthood? I doubt it.

    Why would they when they have an open mike at the ABC to do so?

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2020/04/australias-most-trusted-smear-machine/

  24. Leo G says:

    Victorian magistrate falsely claims that Islam is a race

    Islam appears in the eyes of many magistrates to be more a grace than a race.

  25. JohnJJJ says:

    Is that submission for Muslims, or submission to Islam by all others?

    From what I understand according to the various texts we are all born Muslim and so it means both.

  26. JohnJJJ says:

    Is that submission for Muz, or submission to ‘slam by all others?

    From what I understand according to the various texts we are all born Muz and so it means both. If you want to accept this you just repeat the shahadah. It’s on the Saudi and ISIS flag, in case you forget.

  27. Lee says:

    Melbourne has seen appalling abuse by leftists at right to life marches.

    Any arrests?

    I remember one pro-life march in the Melbourne CBD several years ago, where peaceful pro-lifers (including elderly ladies) were abused and physically hassled by pro-abortionist counter protesters.
    Of course, no action, legal or otherwise was taken by the authorities against the thugs.
    I think conservatives or right wingers would have been charged had they acted similarly.

  28. Old Lefty says:

    Yes, pro-lifers have been physically assaulted in Melbourne, vandalism against churches is common, and I know of one case where Scarlet Alliance disrupted a meeting about s3x trafficking in a very intimidating way.

    And rentacrowd women can blockade church doors screaming’get your rosaries off our ovaries” and “we will fight we will win put the foetus in the bin” with impunity. They probably got P Haitch D’s in Simmons and gender studies for that effort.

  29. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Of course islam is a race,they come in all coulourd from black to red haired and blueeyed just ikeAustralias indigeius mob , now you are not going to tell me the indigeiusare not a race are you ?
    The convicted had better watch his back in jail ,our jails are full of cultimultural valueable migrants kept here at great expense by the taxpayer .
    I see te Canberra Polliescum are enjoying trowing money they dont have .
    Freydo says we dontowe as much as others ? Thats like saying , I owe lots of money but that guy owed more than me !

  30. Squirrel says:

    Victoriastanis will be comforted to learn that “Jedi Knight” will now be an acceptable answer to at least one of the questions in the next census.

  31. Alan says:

    Compare and contrast: A vegan activist disrupted religious worship on 2 May 2021, namely an Easter Service at a Greek Orthodox Church in inner Melbourne.

    Victoria actually does have a law against “disturbing religious worship”.

    But look at the best of the possible defences:
    (f) Prosecution fails to commence legal proceedings within 3 months of the offence.
    Let’s see if the Vic Police will not commence legal proceedings within 3 months against a bunch of Greek Vegans.

  32. Chris M says:

    Haha Melbourne is a dysfunctional commo hell-hole run by weirdo judges and y’all locals here pretending surprise.

  33. Arky says:

    Fucking cun7s.
    No problems with protestors disrupting Stefan Molyneux event and bashing people.
    Directly in front of Vipol’s disgraceful pretend police.
    What a farce this state is.

  34. Oscr says:

    The “Uigher phobes” in China do not have an irrational fear of Uighers but a rational acknowledgement that their adherence to Islam provides an intellectual basis for jihad against the infidel Han and that played out some years back when Uigher jihadists started a campaign of jihad by chopping up Han with machetes etc. The Han realised this and took action to attempt to re-educate Uighurs away from Islam by setting up camps to do so. Now in the west, including Australia, the authorities have taken a different approach to dealing with jihad in our mids, of re-educating the infidels that Islam does not sanction jihad and it is only a tiny minority of extremists who misunderstand their religion and the examplr of their prophet. So there is nothing to worry about. Problem solved, by gaslighting those targetted by the behaviors rather than those engaging in the behaviors. What should the Han do? Gaslight Han orvGive up 2000 years of involvement in the Western Regions and rebuild the Wall. What?

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