Updated: Nov 2, 2021
October 29, 2021
Assyrian National Council of Australia joins the Armenian National Committee in condemning the recent provocation of hate speech and racism against the Australian Jewish community, in which a group of protesters were recorded chanting offensive statements including “destroy the Jews” and “give us the necks of the Jews.”
Anti-Semitism, the world's oldest disease, has no place in our way of life in Australia. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights and have the capacity to contribute constructively to the development and well-being of their societies. Any policy of racial superiority is scientifically wrong, morally condemnable, socially unjust, and dangerous, and must be rejected.
Although Australia remains an open and tolerant society, unfortunately there are a small number of individuals and organizations that actively denigrate Jews and other ethnic minorities, and they are widely condemned. Most Australians consider anti-Semitism unacceptable.
We are truly blessed and fortunate to live in such a harmonious country with many different cultures we can learn from. We should all stand together to protect our communities against all forms of violent extremism.
Assyrian National Council of Australia