Note, The Age, refers to the “more than 100 prominent Australian Jews” who signed.
Read the list – hardly any of them are “prominent” at all, and at least one isn’t even real.
Of the signatures, one stands out:
75. Mutta, Shari
“Shari Mutta” (not something you would ever call your daughter) originally emailed Loewenstein to say she’s “Jewish by marriage”.
Any real Jewish person knows you cannot possibly become Jewish by marriage, and only by birth or a very involved and difficult conversion process.
Of course any real Jewish person below the age of 60 would also know what ‘Sharmuta’ was.
Despite constantly insisting he is Jewish as a novel PR angle to in some way legitimise his Israel bashing, Loewenstein seems to have little connecting him with – or indeed knowledge of – the Jewish community.
As with Ben Zonar on the last petition, it seems he will simply accept at face value, any person claiming to be Jewish to help stack the numbers and exaggerate the popularity of his grossly unpopular views. At least this time they weren’t also largely anonymous, as with the last IAJV petition.
Having said that, it’s interesting that the numbers appear to have shrunk dramatically from around 500 to 100, as many of the original IAJV signatories became aware ofÂ Loewenstein’s real views, and realised they were duped. Out of about 130,000 Jewish Australians, his views are proportionately less popular than the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). But he’s good enough for The Age…
Despite his endless hype about ‘the movement growing‘, the numbers suggest otherwise, as more and more people wake up to the reality of Militant Islam.