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Australian Parliament Supports Motion Calling for IOC To Observe Memorial Minute's Silence at London Games
As reported by the Australian Jewish News, and by The Times of Israel.
First, the AJN.
'Parliament Rises For Munich'.
'The House of Representatives rose in unison on Tuesday [26 June] in support of a motion calling on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to observe a minute of silence at the London Games for the 11 Israeli victims of the Munich massacre.
'The move comes less than a month after an open letter from The AJN [that is, from the Australian Jewish News - CM] beseeching the IOC to hold a memorial at the 2012 Games attracted a raft of high-profile signatories, including Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Leader of the Opposition Tony Abbott.
'On September 5, it will be 40 years since 11 Israelis [that is, 11 Jews from Israel - CM] were murdered by Palestinian terror group Black Saturday [that is, the 'Palestinian' Arab Muslim jihad terror gang, Black Saturday - CM] at the Munich Olympic Games.
'Since then, the IOC has repeatedly ignored calls for a minute's silence to be observed in memory of the dead.
'But pressure has been building on IOC president James Rogge after he dismissed a request by the Israeli government last month to commemorate the terror attack at the opening ceremony in London.
'The motion was moved by Liberal MP Paul Fletcher and seconded by the member for Kooyong, Josh Frydenberg.
Josh is one of three Australian Federal MPs who are Jewish. - CM
'In an impassioned speech to Parliament on Monday, Frydenberg stressed the importance of a memorial at the London Games.
"The Olympics in London is the perfect opportunity to right the wrongs of the past," Frydenberg said. "Indeed, the slogan for the 2012 Olympics is "Inspire a Generation". Now it is time to live up to these words. Plaques and memorials only go so far. What is now needed is a minute of silence".
"I commend all those individuals, including the member for Bradfield, the member for Melbourne Ports, and the member for Eden-Monaro; the media outlets, including the Australian Jewish News; and national governments from around the globe, which have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Olympic movement does not forget the victims of Munich."
Indeed it should not. The Jews from Israel who were murdered at Munich by Muslim ghazi raiders suffered a fate that, today, all non-Muslims across the world may rationally fear, especially when they take part in high-profile and spectacularly un-Islamic events such as the Olympics; for the Fast Jihadists are always looking for opportunities to kill as many kuffar as possible, all at once, in such a manner as to sow maximum terror. I do not know how much security measures were stepped up, from Munich onward; but I suspect that it was only after the Muslim assault on America in 2001 that those hosting the Olympics - in 2004, and 2008, and now London in 2012 - that the real exponential increase in the extent, type and cost of security measures for athletes and spectators took place, in the face of the real and ever-present threat that an attack like that which took place at Munich - or much, much worse - is being plotted somewhere in the Muslim world...or in the Muslim colonies within the non-Muslim world. - CM
'Fletcher said it was "important that this horrific event is not forgotten, and that is the point of the motion before the House today", adding that for four decades, "the families of those killed in Munich and the Jewish community around the world have been asking the International Olympic Committee to observe a minute of silence at Olympic Games in memory of those killed at Munich."
'Member for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby reminded Parliament that the support for an official commemoration was not confined to Australia and Israel.
"This request has the support, among others, of the Canadian Parliament, US congressmen, British politicians and, to their great credit, the members for Bradfield, Kooyong and Eden-Monaro, and the Australian government and opposition", Danby said.
'Labor MP Mike Kelly also spoke in support of the motion. "We must have a minute's silence in London to remind the world of the loss of these fine Israeli athletes and to inspire our rededication to the implacable fight against terror, the attainment of peace in the Middle East, and the pursuit of the Olympic ideal".
Half marks, Mr Kelly. We are not fighting against 'terror'. We are - however haphazardly and blunderingly at the moment - attempting to defend ourselves against Jihad: a global Jihad that assails the Jews (whether within the diaspora - remember Toulouse? - or within Israel) first, but which has all other non-Muslims in the world on its 'things to convert, crush, or kill' list as well. And as for 'peace in the Middle East'; I advise you, Mr Kelly, to have a nice long chat with Ms Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and let her fill you in on the totalitarianism and authoritarianism of orthodox Islam, and its inflexible zero-sum paradigm which will never permit any agreement between Muslim entities and Israel to be anything other than a temporary truce within which the Muslim forces will regroup and rearm and bide their time, waiting their chance to go back in...for the kill.
There is a little more in the Times of Israel report; most notably, the OIC gets a mention.
'Australian Lawmakers Vote For Olympic Minute of Silence for Munich Victims'.
'Legislators including PM Julia Gillard vote for the motion by standing in silence as a mark of respect to the memory of those murdered in the 1972 massacre.
'Australian lawmakers unanimously backed a motion supporting a minute of silence during the opening ceremony of the London Olympics in memory of the 11 Israelis murdered in Munich 40 years ago.
'About 100 lawmakers - including Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott - voted in Canberra Tuesday for the motion by standing in silence...
"Proposed by Liberal lawmaker Paul Fletcher, the motion, which said the impact of the massacre by Black September terrorists in 1972 'has been seared on world consciousness' urged the International Olympic Committee to commemorate the anniversary during next month's Olympics.
'Joshua Frydenberg, the only Jewish federal lawmaker in the opposition Liberal Party, seconded the motion. "Only by remembering this tragedy can we impart the message that it must never happen again."
It would send a powerful message to the Muslims that their hatred of Jews is not shared or endorsed by others. It would also be an excellent way to demonstrate general Infidel solidarity in the face of the Jihad..- CM
'The motion was also supported by Michael Danby, a Jewish lawmaker for the governing Labor Party, who blasted the intransigence of the IOC, which claimed a minute's silence would politicize the Games.
"Perhaps their reluctance to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of the massacre is not simply a desire to kowtow to the Organisation of the Islamic States", he added. "Perhaps they don't want people to remember their incompetence."
Hmmm. I assume Mr Danby means, by 'the Organisation of the Islamic States', the OIC, or 'Organisation of the Islamic Conference' (or whatever it calls itself today). I am pleased to see that at least one person in my country's Parliament appears to be getting a faint glimmering of a clue as to the baleful influence of the OIC...- CM
'Last month IOC president Jacques Rogge rejected an official request from Israel to allow a moment of silence for the Munich 11 at the July 27 opening ceremony of the London Games.
'Fletcher said he would be writing to Rogge, advising him of the unanimous resolution.
'The Australian resolution, which is non-binding, comes less than two weeks after Canada's parliament passed a unanimous resolution supporting the memorial.
'Earlier this month the US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously approved a non-binding resolution to honor the memory of the Munich victims, and last week the London Assembly joined the growing chorus of organisatins urging the IOC to back down."
I hope the IOC gives way, and accedes to Israel's request. I would very much like to see what the Muslim nations attending the Games - their spectators, their athletes, their official representatives - do, during the Opening Ceremony, when just about every kuffar present stands for a minute in silence to honor eleven Jews who were murdered by Muslims. - CM