This letter appeared in The Age yesterday:
I HAVE been trying to remain unbiased for many years concerning the continued violence between the Palestinians and Israel, especially as I believe it is imperative to maintain an open mind on such heated issues.
However, I can no longer justify staying unbiased when I read and hear about unjust, inhumane and extremely unreasonable acts of violence against innocent victims who have now clearly a justified moral stance against their Israeli attackers.
I can no longer say “perhaps we should try to consider both sides of the argument”. I cannot but abhor the actions of the Israeli Government.
We all now know the Palestinian plight. I only hope we can all begin to take the side of the most oppressed in this situation.
Raya Rusho, Greensborough
Ms Rusho, an Architecture student with a strong interest in “Green architecture” at the University of Melbourne is not at all what she pretends to be in her propaganda letter in the Age. Far from being an unbiased observer about Israel, her online past has caught up with her, revealing not only her hatred of Israel but of the Jewish people too.
A two-second Google search, reveals a none too open-mindedÂ comment by that same Raya Rusho in 2001, where she wrote on the BBC website:
“The Israelis have gained enough power and money to prey on those weaker than them. It’s only a matter of time before the Jews lose that power and money and they are left to fend for themselves. With this they’ll have a taste of their own medicine… “
So there you have it. Ms Rusho seems to believe that powerful moneygrubbing Jews are controlling the world but will eventually destroyed, by Allah. Despite holding these hateful views, Ms Rusho insists she tries to “remain unbiased”, while maintaining an “open mind” on Israel.Â Much like the senior editorial folk at The Age. There’s nothing wrong with honestly disclosed bias, of course, but a bit more honesty by Palestinian supporters, and fact-checking by The Age, wouldn’t go astray either.
Architecture student Ms Rusho says she is an atheist who has previously lived in Libya and Syria. VEXNEWS has obtained photographs of the student outside potential terror target state Parliament House and at a local winery where she enjoyed its alcoholic delights.
We can only hope her poison is limited to her pen.