Australiaâ€™s leading anti-Semite Fredrick TÃ¶ben yesterday claimed an association with the federal leader of the parliamentary Liberal party Tony Abbott, telling The Australian:
â€œTony and I go back a long time.â€
His claim followed Abbott and TÃ¶ben having a chat after a protest meeting addressed by the Opposition Leader of Adelaide residents complaining about the imminent arrival of asylum seekers in their neighbourhood.
It might have been best for Abbott to turn his back on the leading Holocaust denier and convicted criminal rather than have a polite chat with the man who served a seven month sentence for â€œoffending the memory of the deadâ€ in Germany in relation to his Holocaust denial activities. He also did a stretch in Australian jail for contempt of court after breaching a court order that he not publish material vilifying Jewish people.
TÃ¶ben is nauseating enough to convince even those most worried about the security of our borders that we should immediately admit to the country everyone he doesn’t like. And give them free housing (and a free car and matching nipple ring Mike Laker style).
The loon has spent most of his days arguing the Holocaust is a â€œconspiracy theoryâ€ which â€“ even if it happened â€“ had nothing to do with Adolf Hitler. Echoing Israel-haters in academic and media circles TÃ¶ben argues that:
the current U.S. government is influenced by world Zionist considerations to retain the survival of the European colonial, apartheid, Zionist, racist entity of Israel
VEXNEWS understands that Tony Abbottâ€™s interlocutor is still currently a fugitive from German justice after initially defeating an extradition order from German authorities so he could face trial there for publishing racist and xenophobic material online.
We doubt Abbott is as effusive about TÃ¶ben as TÃ¶ben is about Abbott but there couldnâ€™t be a worse look for the federal Liberals as they make their legitimate points about the racket of people smuggling and the soaring number of unauthorised arrivals by boat since the Rudd/Gillard governments stopped discouraging these arrivals by sending people to an undesirable location in Nauru.
Debates about immigration are very easily hijacked by bigots and lunatics. While thereâ€™s political mileage in talking about the stopping the boats, we hope Abbott does a lot better at shunning the loons.
We note that Abbott is a staunch friend of Israel and of the Jewish community.