In a typically vile article, the Media Review Network (a South African Islamist advocacy group) has come out in support of the now discredited Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) and has accused the international Zionist lobby of deliberately suppressing debate on Israel in South Africa. The MRN article entitled ‘Kasrils Censorship takes new turn: Witch-hunt of Freedom of Expression Institute’ fingers the South African Zionist Federation, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies, Israeli Newspapers (Maariv and the Jerusalem Post) and a ‘Zionist Web log’ (It's Almost Supernatural of course) as the main culprits.
While the other members of the international Zionist lobby were accused of only trying to ban criticism of Israel, we are charged with the far worse crime of attempting to rebut the anti-Israel propaganda of Kasrils & co. The article has this to say about us and our readers:
|Since the story broke about the censorship imposed upon Minister of Intelligence Ronnie Kasrils, by the editor of the weekly Jewish Report, lots of debate on the concept of free speech has emerged. Of course, expectedly, lots of muck has also appeared on Zionist web blogs parading as “intelligent” attacks upon the person of Kasrils and others associated with their solidarity activism for Palestine.|
The force must be truly strong with us. It is no simple Zionist mind trick to parade muck as an intelligent attack.
As satisfying as the reference to ‘Zionist web logs’ was, my favourite part of the piece is it dramatic conclusion. It states,
|‘Media freedom in South Africa came at a great cost. So did all of the freedoms enshrined in the constitution after decades of struggle. It therefore will be a sad day if these freedoms are sacrificed at the altar of Zionist lobbies.’|
To claim that South Africa’s miraculous democratic transformation is threatened by 2 Israeli Newspapers, the Board, the Fed, the Jewish Report and this blog is laughable. So laughable is the accusation and the metaphor in fact that I decided to compose an incantation that we could all chant as we sacrifice South Africa’s freedoms one by one on our Zionist alter hidden away in the depths of Beyachad.
"Eye of Nasrallah and toe of Assad,
(Hopefully Shakespeare will not raise too many objections to my Zionist adaptation of his famous Macbeth scene. But even if he does, my Zionist colleagues on the other side will make sure that no-one is the wiser.)