To whom it may concern,

With great interest, I have been following the case of Dr. Fredrick Toben, who has upset Jewish interests in Australia due to his outspoken opinions about the Holocaust. Of course, he is about to be sentenced to jail.

I too would like to complain about some hatred--specifically, the quotes below--which I find offensive and can be found at the website following this link:

"Shockingly, however, the Talmud does not shirk responsibility for Jesus' death. On the contrary, it says that he deserved it and that the Jews did it themselves. Jesus was, the text relates, a sorcerer, an idolater and a heretic who led Israel to idolatry. His conviction was entirely just, and his execution stoning and then hanging was carried out in strict accordance with rabbinic law." ...

"The image of Jesus that one gets from the Talmud is that of an illicit, sex-crazed black magician who uses trickery to lead Israel astray. In BT Sanhedrin 103a, Jesus is depicted as a poor disciple who 'spoiled his food,' which Schafer speculates may be a euphemism for sexual misconduct: 'to eat the dish' being a recognized Talmudic euphemism known for the sex act itself. A later emendation adds that he 'practiced magic and led Israel astray.' And the virgin birth is ridiculed as a cover-up of Jesus' true parentage: His mother was an 'illicit woman' (another Talmudic locution), perhaps even a prostitute."

Why are you allowing such hate speech from Jews that calls Mary, the mother of Jesus, an "illicit woman ... perhaps even a prostitute"; that calls Jesus, who many Christians and Muslims hold as a religious leader, to be "an illicit, sex-crazed black magician who uses trickery"; and that calls Jesus "a sorcerer, an idolater and a heretic who led Israel to idolatry." The author also speaks of his "contempt for Christianity," how Christians are essentially "idiotic," and how he, as a Jew, is one of the "chosen people"--talk about religious hatred!

Most people in Australia admire Jesus for his peaceful ways, yet you're exhibiting a double-standard if you allow some people to engage in bigoted, anti-Christian, anti-Muslim hatred; yet allow other people to be punished for offending Jews. I too am being offended by these graphic statements and your double-standards.

Whether you're a Christian or not, one can plainly see that the quotes cited above are very hate-filled when it says such things about the figurehead of a religion. The author of the article himself even tells of how an essay, entitled "How I Finally Came To Accept Christ in My Heart," which appeared in the Jewish magazine "Zeek" caused some anti-Christian hatred to be unleashed:

"At a conference where the magazines were for sale, someone saw that title, took the entire stack of magazines and threw it on the floor, proceeding to scream at the bookseller for selling missionary trash."

This clearly demonstrates the impact of allowing such anti-Gentile, anti-Christian, anti-Muslim hate speech. I wonder how many other similar situations have occurred, and if some of the Christmas-time vandalism I had read about was related to this.

Given your court's recent actions against Dr. Toben for offending Jews, I demand that you treat all people equally in Australia; carry out a full investigation about the "Forward" being sold, advertised, and marketed in Australia; and ban this Talmud-book that promotes religious, anti-Christian hatred!

If you do not take action upon this matter and some Jews attack Christians, obviously based on having been taught such anti-Christian hatred, let me point out that you have now been made aware. And, I will personally hold your office legally accountable for such actions, you personally responsible for not sharing the information with those on the court, and will take the appropriate legal action for allowing this to continue and for only prosecuting those who offend Jews, not the converse.

Also, please forward this letter to Judge Anthony Besanko so that he might also be aware of this other hate speech that I, as a Gentile, find offensive.


Mark Farrell



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