290,000 member Australian youth site: Kill all Jews

...in what's becoming rather familiar retort when called out for antisemitism and incitement, people are apparently "just joking" when they are saying "kill all Jews..." We fail to see the "humor"....

(YNET) Where is the line drawn between humor and incitement? This very question is being kicked around in Australia after visitors to a popular website for high school students posted racist statements against Jews on its message boards. Many of the site's visitors claimed that the provocative anti-Semitic postings were merely a joke. However, an Australian Jewish group – the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies – claims they are blatantly anti-Semitic.

The Jewish organization filed a complaint with the website Bored of Studies, popular among Australian high school students, after pictures of the Israeli flag going up in flames alongside pictures of swastikas were posted on the site. Alongside the pictures were statements like "let's make them a holocaust." Another post included details on the locations of synagogues in and around Sydney along with instructions on how to make a Molotov cocktail.

Another thread, titled “F—- Israel”, included a posting from a blogger, which read: “Kill all da f—-ing Jews … f—-ing hate every single one of them … I hope Iran nukes them big time.”

Swastika on Australian high school students' forum

There are more than 290,000 members on the said site, with an average of 7 million visitors per month. Many educational facilities recommend that their students use the site as a useful study tool.

"Most of the posts were satirical and humoristic in their exaggeration," wrote one of the visitors in a thread discussing the issue. "Those of you who don't have a sense of humor are in all honesty stupid enough to take these comments seriously."

However, the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies said that the posts were expressions of hate-based racism. "There is nothing humorous in encouraging people to kill others, and this is what was written in many of the comments on the site," said NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff, who originally brought the material to the publisher’s attention.

"It isn't an official or government site, but it's a site that every school is familiar with and recommends," said Alhadeff. "There is not a high school student who does not use the site at least once during his studies. I contacted the marketing director of the site, and he immediately apologized and said he would ban the users who wrote these racists comments.

According to him, Australia is not known for being racist, but that it is hard not to notice the rise in anti-Semitic incidents on the continent.

"According to our figures, some 600 anti-Semitic incidents were perpetrated throughout Australia in 2008. This figure rose to 900 in 2009. Australia, like Israel, is a country dedicated to multi-culturalism and diversity. Jews have been in Australia from the beginning of the settlement of the white man on the island. A Jew was at the head of the Australian military during World War I, and Jews regular fill senior posts in the government's parliament," explained Alhadeff.

"There are pockets of racism here and there, and this is a repulsive live example of this. We are in a constant battle against anti-Semitism, and, unfortunately, there is always more work to do," added Alhadeff.
...buy a weapon, learn how to use it.  learn krav maga.  The wildfires of antisemitism and Jew hatred are upon us , and spreading again...   it happens in every generation....

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