Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Defensive Response of ABC

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
ABC Ultimo Centre, 700 Harris Street, Ullimo NSW 2007
GPO Box 9994, Sydney NSW 200'1
Tel. +61 2 8333 '1500

30 September 2009

Mr Faruque Ahmed
PO Box 349

Dear Mr Ahmed

Thank you for your letter dated 22August, and email of 6 September, concerning the ABC Radio National Background Briefing program of 16 August. Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding.

I note your concerns are that the broadcast was in breach of lhe Commercial Radio Australia Codes of practice & Guidelines September 2004. Please note that the ABC, as Australia's national public broadcaster, is not a commercial radio licensee and, as such, is not subject to the Code to which you refer. Instead, the ABC has its own Code of Practice that outlines the major principles that apply to ABC content. A copy of the code is enclosed, for your reference.

Background Briefings ABC Radio National's agenda-setting current affairs radio documentary program. lt varies each week in both style and content, sometimes doing investigative journalism and, at other times, exploring ideas or social issues. Within this remit, from time to time, the program broadcasts talks or seminars. The content classification for the program is determined on the basis of the content being presented. on 16 August, the program broadcast a talk given by journalist and author, Christopher Hitchens, on the 'Axis of Evil'. this particular edition of the program is classified 'opinion content' under the ABC's Code of Practice'

Opinion content is commissioned or acquired by the ABC to provide a particular perspective or point of view. The views expressed in opinion content are those of the presenter or author, and are not endorsed by the ABC. ln addition to the content standards outlined in section 2 of the Code, which includes a particular provision in respect to discrimination and stereotypes, opinion content must also comply with the requirements outlined in section 4 of the code.

The talk by Mr Hitchens focused on his experiences oJ the three regimes of the so-called 'Axis of Evil' - Iraq, North Korea and Iran. The views expressed by Mr Hitchens were principally about the systems of government and particular regimes in place in the three countries, and were not expressing an opinion about the people of three countries generally. The talk also included a number of questions from the audience on a range of subjects. ln response to a question about organised religion, Mr Hitchens expressed his distaste for ill organised religions and the concept of being a person of faith of any denomination. The current situation for Palestinians, or issues pertaining to Israel, Jews or Zionism, was not raised as part of the talk.

Having reviewed the broadcast, we cannot agree that the views expressed by Mr Hitchens could reasonably be interpreted as disparaging, discriminatory or prejudicial against Arabs, Persians or Muslims. ln any event, we note the discrimination and stereotypes provision of the ABC's Code of practice specifically acknowledges that the requirement is not intended to "prevent content which is"' the expression of genuinely-held opinion". In the case of this broadcast, the views expressed were the genuinely-held opinion of Mr Hitchens.

The ABC is committed to impartiality. ln respect to opinion content, the requirement is that a diversity of perspectives must be presented across a network or platform in an appropriate timeframe. Accordingly, the requirement is for a range of views to be presented on a network, such as ABC Radio National, over time. There is no provision that requires each side be afforded equal time, or that a directly opposing view be presented for each viewpoint broadcast.

ABC Radio National has presented a diversity of perspectives on issues of world politics, international relations and religion in its opinion content. This has included other Background Briefing broadcasts, as well as opinion content presented on Late Night Live and Counter Point. By way of example, in recent months, Late Night Live on 6 August featured lmran Ahmad speaking about his quest to spread the moderate Muslim word, and journalist Antony Lowenstein's experience of Gaza six months on from the recent war in which over a thousand Palestinians were killed. Counter Point presented the views of John Micklethwait, who believes there is a global revival of faith, on 1 June. And on Background Briefing the week prior to Mr Hitchens' talk, the program presented the views of retired US army colonel and historian of international relations, Professor Andrew Bacevich, who argued that the US should withdraw from Afghanistan.

Accordingly, on review, we consider the presentation of Mr Hitchins' view on Background Briefing on 16 August was editorially appropriate, and contributed to the diversity of perspectives presented on the subjects on ABC Radio National. Whilst noting your concerns, we are satisfied the broadcast was in keeping with the requirements for opinion content as outlined in the ABC's Code of practice. Nevertheless, please be assured that your concerns have been conveyed to ABC Radio management.

You may be interested to note that a range of transcripts and audio for previous ABC Radio National programs, including Background Briefing, Late Night Live and Counter Point, are available on the web. These can be accessed via the ABC Radio National website at:, and selecting the relevant program from the list on the right-hand side of tfre page. Additionally, the ABC offers a dedicated 'Religion & Ethics' portal online, providing links to ABC content exploring religious topics :

Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns with us, and for your interest in the ABC.

Yours Sincerely

Kirsten Mcleod
Audience & Consumer Affairs

Faruque Ahmed’s Letter to ABC

Faruque Ahmed
P O Box – 349
Alexandria – 2015
Mobile: 041 091 4118

Ms. Kirstin McLiesh
Head, Audience and Consumer Affairs
ABC Ultimo Centre, 700 Harris Street, Ultimo – 2007

Fax – (02) 8333 1203

Subject: Breach of Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice 2004
by your Background Briefing (16th August 2009).

Dear Ms. McLiesh,

Iraq Was Invaded to Secure Israel
(Remarks by Ernest F. Hollings, May 20, 2004. Congressional Record - Senate, May 20, 2004, pages S5921-S5925) and Iraq pullout would hurt Israel ( One can add NO TO WAR - YES TO GENOCIDE & WAR CRIME TRIBUNAL as a further reason.

Iraq was the most advanced country in the Middle East in terms of education, health, medicine, housing, food, technology, industry, safety, security, women’s rights, religious freedom and in many other areas. I say so because I was in Iraq and I have witnessed it all.

Mossadegh - Stephen Kinzer - Iranian Democracy
” below failed to stop the prejudice and bigotry of Christopher Hitchens!

However, this closet Zionist Christopher Hitchens was given an hour time to incite and to inflict his prejudice and bigotry against the Arabs, Persians and Muslims via an interview/discussion broadcast on (16th August 2009) in Background Briefing. In that segment, he also took a spray at Christianity. However, he never bothered to say a word against the Jews, Zionists and the ongoing Israeli Holocaust in Palestine!

Christopher’s hour long selective and ill motivated attack on the Arabs, Persians and Muslims are in contravention to Commercial Radio Australia Codes of Practice 2004
below and other legislations of this country because Background Briefing is a news and current affair program and they must adhere to the following.

1.3 (e) is likely to incite or perpetuate hatred against or vilify any person or group on the basis of age, ethnicity, nationality, race, gender, sexual preference, religion or physical or mental disability.

2.2 In the preparation and presentation of current affairs programs, a licensee must ensure that:
(a) factual material is presented accurately and that reasonable efforts are made to correct substantial errors of fact at the earliest possible opportunity;
(b) the reporting of factual material is clearly distinguishable from commentary and analysis;

However, someone from the ABC told me that Background Briefing is a News and Current Affair program as well as an opinion program too! She could not tell me which one starts or when, nor how it starts or when it finishes and goes on to the other! Nonetheless, still it can not ignore or violate 1.3 (e) above.
Despite this Rafferty’s Rule situation, I am appending the following information for your consideration. You see, when your ABC takes a very critical and negative view about Muslims, Christians, Arabs, Persians and other ethnicities; your ABC must examine many aspects of Israel and Jews too.

No one will be crucified if they wish to deny or reject Moses, Jesus or Mohammad! No one will be crucified if they wish to deny or reject communism, socialism or capitalism!! However, why should one be punished if a person chooses to condemn Zionism or question the “milking cow” known as the Holocaust?

I hope you will take necessary action against your own Background Briefing and other programmes to:
1. Prevent incite or perpetuate hatred against or vilify any person or group on the basis of age, ethnicity, nationality, race, gender, sexual preference, religion or physical or mental disability.
2. Prevent reporting of nonfactual material.
3. Ensure report and discuss all materials valued, believed and practiced by the Jews/Israelis/Zionists.
4. Ensure not provide disproportionate time slot for Jewish/Israeli/Zionist issues.
5. Ensure provide proportional amount of time for Muslims, Christians and other religious and ethnic groups.

With thanks

Sincerely yours

Faruque Ahmed
Saturday, August 22, 2009


According to many credible sources, including the Scottish Herald, the self-appointed leader of the Free World had plans to invade Afghanistan and Iraq with or without September 11, Saddam Hussein and his alleged weapons of mass destruction. It added to those plans a plan to control cyberspace (which fortunately at present is not manipulated and controlled like the mainstream "corporate" media) and to muzzle and control the Web. However, the new would-be messiahs of the modern day, the Ariel Sharons of the world, are producing mythical reports such as "Iran is supporting the Al-Quaeda" and "Libya is the quiet Arab country to watch and is developing nuclear weapons" and therefore it is okay to attack them.

In the midst of these criminal conspiracies and fertile imaginings a microscopic analysis is of paramount importance if truth is to survive.

Iraq-Iran War

Ten of the seventeen Arab countries had surpluses in the late 70s and such surpluses became a headache for the traditional financiers of the Western world as those countries were viewed as a new form of competition, which might cut market share! The traditional Arab leader, Egypt, was isolated for its "shotgun marriage" of the Camp David Accord with Israel and thus created a vacuum to be filled. The loss of the "golden goose", Iran, and its humiliation by the students of Iran, also made America desperate. The final `nail in the coffin' came when Zionist Israel declared Jerusalem its national capital backed up by the bootlicking Uncle Sam. This resulted in condemnation around the world. The CIA approached the various Saudi and Kuwaiti feudal lords and falsely warned them that their sheikdoms were getting shakier due to the rise of Islamist Khomeini and the so-called Socialist Saddam. Both of those states were rich, powerful and anti-monarchist. Therefore a conflict between these two was the only solution to their own [Saudi/Kuwaiti] security!

They both took the bait offered by the US and in turn advised Saddam to attack the post-revolutionary and weak Iran, which was vulnerable due to he "hostage crisis" and promised all kinds of assistance! Foolish Saddam went along, and realised the trap only when it was too late. He was angry, but conducted the CIA-orchestrated war with the assistance of the USA, UK and UNO. Remember the increase in Saudi oil production designed to ensure stability in the market at that time and their blessings for the continuation of the war.

However, angry Saddam was conned yet again by the US Ambassador April Glasby, another Zionist, resulting in the Gulf Massacre and Iraqi HOLOCAUST continuum.The prime source of the modern day Middle Eastern crisis, Israel, was created by convicted terrorists through many unlawful means including terrorism, ethnic cleansing, racism, fascism etc. and has been in contempt of a plethora of UN resolutions, conducting genocide after genocide, war crime after war crime. Beside importing terrorism and suicide attacks to the Arab region, Israel has been guilty of hijacking Yasser Arafat's plane from the International Sky, the occupation of Lebanon, the Sabra Shatilla Massacre, the World Square conspiracy, the attempted construction of a tunnel under the Dome of Rocks, the mass murder of kneeling worshipers inside the Al Aqsa Mosque (followed by Sharon's calculated visit to provoke clashes) and the sabotaging of Palestine's economy, commerce, agriculture, drinking water, electricity and environment (assisted by seizure, curfews and the daily murder of civilians).

Consider too the Zionist involvement in the oppression in Kashmir, the murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olev Palme, the arrest of Abdullah Ochalan, the dirty hand behind the Lockerbie air disaster and Osama Bin Laden (for details see "Osama" in Bangladesh Bulletin Board's `Open Board'). These are just a few example of the history of Zionist prejudice and bigotry in our time.

Yet Israel possesses many biochemical and nuclear weapons without any inspection regime of any kind and threatens to use them at any time! These people were in the wilderness for a few thousands years and survived due to the kindness and compassion of Christians and Muslims. They engineered their own sufferings during the reign of Hitler, who was perhaps similar in his action to the 12th century English King Edward, as supported by the narratives of many famous writers, both past and present.Firstly the Iraq-Iran War, then the Gulf Massacre by the former CIA man George Bush, then 11 years of Holocaust in Iraq. Now his son Shrub wants more! The prime question is: how many civilians died in these conflicts and what was the role of the USA and Zionists?

So let's demand a War Crimes Tribunal (NOT A WAR) in relation to Iraq. Let's explore all of the above issues instead of having another war. Most importantly, let's ask: who has enslaved the USA? Who was responsible for two "red alerts" and the endless promotion of hate?

Sources: Free America Now
, Iraqi Terrorists and Muslim Village

No one will be crucified if they wish to deny or reject Moses, Jesus or Mohammad! No one will be crucified if they wish to deny or reject communism, socialism or capitalism!! However, why should one be punished if a person chooses to condemn Zionism or question the “milking cow” known as the Holocaust?

"Our race (speaking of the Jews) is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves." - Menachem Begin. (Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin in a speech to the Knesset [Israeli Parlament], quoted by Amnon Kapeliouk, "Begin and the Beasts," New Statesman, June 25, 1982)

"Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord," adding "Compared to the absurd catchword about safeguarding law and order, thus laying a peaceable groundwork for mutual swindles, the task of preserving and advancing the highest humanity, given to this earth by the benevolence of the Almighty, seems a truly high mission." For Hitler, removing the subhumans from earth was not a matter of biology or evolution---it was a divine mandate from God Himself, the "work of the Lord", a "truly high mission". –Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

This map “First Jewish colony in Palestine, 1878
” shows a small number of the Jews were living in the Arab land without any trouble.

This map “United Nations Partition Plan-UN Resolution 181, 1947 / Rhodes Armistice Line, 1949
” was a solution to European anti-Jewish sentiments and an unfair action at the expense of Arabs.

This offer “Projection of the West Bank Final Status Map presented by Israel, Camp David, July 2000
” clearly shows that the Israelis offered nothing to the Palestinians.

Evidence 1 When Theodore Hartzl, the ideological founder of the Zionist movements in the 1890s, was asked what he proposed to do with the indigenous Palestinian population when his "state of the Jews" become a reality, he replied, "We will quietly spirit them across the boarder". Source: Free America Now

Evidence 2 In 1923 Vladimir Jabotinsky, leading intellectual of the Zionist movement and father of the right wing of that movement,... wrote: "Zionist colonization must either stop, or else proceed regardless of the native population. Which means that it can proceed and develop only under the protection of a power that is independent of the native population - behind an The Iron Wall , which the native population cannot breach." First published in Russian under the title O Zheleznoi Stene in Rassvyet, 4 November 1923. Source: The Iron Wall

Evidence 3 Joseph Weitz, the head of the Jewish Agency's colonization department, confirmed this in his 1940 diary. "It must be clear", he wrote, "that there is no room for both people's together in this country … not one (Arab) village, not one tribe should be left". Source: Free America Now

"The Palestinians" would be crushed like grasshoppers ... heads smashed against the boulders and walls." Israeli Prime Minister (at the time) in a speech to Jewish settlers New York Times April 1, 1988

"When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle." Raphael Eitan, Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, New York Times, 14 April 1983.

"How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to." Golda Meir, March 8, 1969.

"There was no such thing as Palestinians, they never existed." Golda Maier Israeli Prime Minister June 15, 1969

In everything, we are destroyers--even in the instruments of destruction to which we turn for relief...We Jews, we, the destroyers, will remain the destroyers for ever. Nothing that you will do will meet our needs and demands." - Maurice Samuel, You Gentiles, pages 152, 155, and 147.

"Nations will gather together to bring their homage to the people of God; the whole fortune of nations will pass into the hands of the Jewish people, they will march behind the Jewish people, in chains as captives, and will prostrate before it." - Isador Loeb, Le Probleme Juif.

"Jewish history has been tragic to the Jews and no less tragic to the neighboring nations who have suffered them. Our major vice of old as of today is parasitism. We are a people of vultures living on the labor and good fortune of the rest of the world." - Samuel Roth, Jews Must Live, page 18.

"We Jews have spoiled the blood of all the races of Europe. Taken as a whole, everything is Jewdified. Our ideas animate everything. Our spirit reigns over the world. We are the Lords." - Dr. Kurt Munzer, The Way to Zion.
Effects of ill-advised CIA plot in Iran still haunts U.S.By John M. Crisp

11/27/06 -- - - (SH) - Now that Iran looms on our horizon, here's a story that every American should know. Journalist Sandra Mackey tells it in "The Iranians," as does Daniel Yergin in "The Prize," his monumental history of oil. But the best extended version of the story that I've read is in "All the Shah's Men" by Stephen Kinzer. Although other historians have told this story as well, I suspect that the average American has never heard of Mohammad Mossadegh and Operation Ajax. To make a long story short:
Kinzer says that democracy dawned in Iran in 1891 when the shah's wives - he had a harem of around 1,600 - gave up smoking in protest of the shah's sale of the tobacco concession to the British. In fact, the shah, Nasir al-Din, sold concessions of all sorts - mineral rights, railroads, banks - to foreigners in order to support his extravagant tastes. But the shah's son committed an even greater treachery on his own country by selling the oil concession to William Knox D'Arcy in 1901, granting exclusive rights to Iranian petroleum to the British for a period of 60 years.

The unfavorable terms of this concession, as well as many other abuses of monarchial power, led to the Iranian Revolution of 1905, the diminishment of the shah's power, the establishment of a parliament and the beginnings of a democratic tradition in Iran. In the meantime, D'Arcy discovered oil, a resource that suddenly became enormously valuable when Britain converted its coal-burning warships to oil just before World War I.

Naturally, the British favored a friendly, compliant monarchy to balance the power of the parliament, which might have other ideas about the extremely unfavorable terms of the petroleum concession. They found their man in Reza Khan and staged a coup in 1921. Reza soon became the shah, a dictatorial leader who suppressed the parliament and fathered Mohammad Reza, who Americans know as the shah of Iran.
The succession of Mohammad Reza, a weak leader with the personality of a playboy, provided an opportunity for the parliament to reassert power in Iran, which it did, under the leadership of Mohammad Mossadegh, a well-educated eccentric who had opposed the shah for many years. By 1951, Mossadegh was the prime minister, and he had emerged as an international spokesman for a global wave of anti-colonial nationalism. He addressed the United Nations and appeared on the cover of "Time" magazine. When Britain refused to renegotiate the exploitative terms of its oil concession, Iran nationalized the petroleum industry, to Britain's great consternation.
The British hinted at an armed invasion and planned a coup, but were unable to acquire the cooperation of President Truman, who had more sympathy for the emerging nationalism of the former colonies than for the old colonial powers. Things changed, however, when Eisenhower became president in 1952. The Dulles brothers, John Foster as secretary of State and Allen as CIA director, both devoted anti-Communists, convinced Eisenhower to support a coup that would depose Mossadegh and restore the power of the shah to stand as a bulwark against the U.S.S.R.

Operation Ajax, planned and financed by the CIA and orchestrated by Kermit Roosevelt, grandson of Teddy Roosevelt, was pulled off in August 1953. Hundreds died. Mossadegh was sent to prison for three years and spent the last 11 years of his life under house arrest. Supported by the U.S., the shah became a dictator who controlled Iran with secret police and terror until he was deposed in 1979, when, some historians believe, the U.S. hostages were taken in order to prevent another restoration of the Shah, like the one that occurred in 1953.

Although most Americans never knew or have forgotten this story, many Iranians have not, and the effects of Operation Ajax persist. But the point of the story isn't to berate ourselves over an unseemly intervention into Iran more than 50 years ago. We should note, however, that the story implies that the current radical regime in Iran isn't inevitable, nor does it enjoy the support of all Iranians. Our diplomacy should be careful not to weaken moderates by overly demonizing the leadership. As bad as its leadership is at present, the country itself isn't inherently evil and it retains echoes of a short-lived democratic tradition in its past.

John M. Crisp teaches in the English Department at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. Email: jcrisp@....

Australian Muslims Declared Jihad Thorough Bushfire

Prominent hate merchant of the USA Daniel Pipes was paid to incite anger against Muslims through and at many venues and formats including Islam is Incompatible with Democracy. Yet we are not allowed to say anything about Zionism Is Incompatible With Any Civilised Society and Ugly Judaism Is Incompatible With Any Religion. This so called intellectual giant has been using baseless and totally unsubstantiated claims like Islam group urges forest fire jihad because of a sad and divisive work that originated from Mervyn F. Bendle. The good work of Shakira Hussein i.e. Forest jihad is just another `us and them' angle failed to wake up hate merchant Daniel Pipes or even ABC!