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Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:08pm
 
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Court case an assault on 'Australian values', says UPF leader as rivals face off

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/court-case-an-assault-on-australian-values-says-upf-leader-as-rivals-face-off-20170306-gurjnx.html

Dozens of anti-racism protesters have clashed with United Patriots Front supporters outside court, after the right-wing group's leader appeared on offensive behaviour charges.

About 50 protesters and as many police officers stood outside the Melbourne Magistrates Court ahead of a scheduled court appearance by the anti-Islam group's leader, Blair Cottrell, 35, on Monday morning. It is understood a portion of the crowd were protesters parodying the extreme right.

Mr Cottrell has been charged with helping make a video "with the intention of inciting serious contempt for, or revulsion or severe ridicule of" Muslims on October 4, 2015.

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He has previously said on social media website Facebook that he was charged over an incident in which UPF members filmed themselves beheading a dummy with a knife outside the Bendigo council's office in a protest against plans to build a mosque.

The video reportedly shows the dummy spilling fake blood on to the pavement, and men shouting "Arabic" phrases.

Mr Cottrell is also charged with defacing a footpath and the wall of a garden bed next to Bendigo City Council offices, causing $1100 worth of damage to council property and behaving in an offensive manner near the council offices.

On Monday, the anti-facist protesters screamed slogans such as  "No Nazis, never again", "Muslims are welcome, racists are not" and "You'll always lose in Melbourne, f--- off" and pushed against a police guard surrounding Mr Cottrell and his supporters as they left the court.

Outside court, he told Fairfax Media he would fight the charges, which represented a state government attack against the group, and more broadly "against Australian values".

"It's an attempt to silence us, to intimidate us, and also to create a new standard through which they can attack Australian values, break down our free speech, put us all under control."

Debbie Brennan, a spokeswoman for Campaign Against Racism and Facism, said they had organised the protest to prevent the United Patriots Front forming a "guard of honour" outside court ahead of Mr Cottrell's hearing.

"We know the importance of exercising our free speech to stop their hate speech," she said.



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Protests as United Patriots Front members appear in court

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/protests-as-united-patriots-front-members-appear-in-court/news-story/55a851c54527cd341cb6b1c73cad2b0a

Outside court, Mr Shortis said the dummy was beheaded to alert people that a mosque was going to be built.

“The Bendigo residents didn’t like it, we’re concerned about Islamic migration into this country because there’s correlation to increased numbers and increased acts of terrorism,” he said.


He accused the State Government of defending Islam’s “grotesque theology”.

“Australia is founded on the separation of church and state and I’ll use the words of Jacqui Lambie: ‘not on my bloody watch’.”
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Re: Blair Cottrel
Reply #1 - Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:24pm
 

Quote:
the dummy was beheaded to alert people that a mosque was going to be built.


That was fair enough wasn't it?
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Reply #2 - Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:25pm
 
freediver wrote on Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:08pm:
Not sure what the outcome of this was. I can't find any more recent news.


You really need to do more research. This Hitler wanna-be is due back in court on September 4.

Hopefully he is sent to some small island to serve as a toilet cleaner, which is a bit of an intellectual stretch for this ardent supporter of Hitler's social and political agenda's.

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Reply #3 - Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:27pm
 
Moriaty wrote on Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:25pm:
freediver wrote on Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:08pm:
Not sure what the outcome of this was. I can't find any more recent news.


You really need to do more research. This Hitler wanna-be is due back in court on September 4.

Hopefully he is sent to some small island to serve as a toilet cleaner, which is a bit of an intellectual stretch for this ardent supporter of Hitler's social and political agenda's.




New member ,
you need to do some research.

I'm sure that most Muslims just want to live their lives in peace.
The problem is that the politicians have allowed too many immigrants
to come and live here.
Many of them such as Sudanese have no education &
can't assimilate - many others have radical religious beliefs.

Now that it's all going pear shaped the politicians have made
laws which make it illegal to criticise their stupid decisions.
You are then labelled as racist or xenophobic & sent to jail.

The guy in question - Blair Cottrell  - will be the first of many.
It won't be long before Ozpolitic will be cracked down on & people like you will be off to jail too -
for voicing your opinion.

That's all Blair Cottrell  did -
he posted an anti-Islamic video on Facebook or some other site.
He also had something to do with those posters.

http://www.ozpolitic.com/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1500765370/15
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Reply #4 - Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:32pm
 
Moriaty wrote on Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:25pm:
freediver wrote on Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:08pm:
Not sure what the outcome of this was. I can't find any more recent news.


You really need to do more research. This Hitler wanna-be is due back in court on September 4.

Hopefully he is sent to some small island to serve as a toilet cleaner, which is a bit of an intellectual stretch for this ardent supporter of Hitler's social and political agenda's.



I already spent 5 minutes on it. Can you give us a link to more info?
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Reply #5 - Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:34pm
 
Well Bob,

I assume these protests would similarly approved of by your good self if they were in protest of a new Christian church? Maybe if a small dummy was repeatedly mock-raped with a small white dildo to represent the endemic child abuse within the church?

In anticipation of your approval of the above, I will applaud your even-handed and impartial view on all things political and religious. Well-balanced individuals such as yourself are a, no pun intended, god-send!
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Reply #6 - Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:35pm
 
freediver wrote on Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:32pm:
Moriaty wrote on Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:25pm:
freediver wrote on Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:08pm:
Not sure what the outcome of this was. I can't find any more recent news.


You really need to do more research. This Hitler wanna-be is due back in court on September 4.

Hopefully he is sent to some small island to serve as a toilet cleaner, which is a bit of an intellectual stretch for this ardent supporter of Hitler's social and political agenda's.



I already spent 5 minutes on it. Can you give us a link to more info?



He's been in jail before.

He was an idiot:

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Reply #7 - Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:36pm
 
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I already spent 5 minutes on it. Can you give us a link to more info?


Not as a new member I cannot... site rules.
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Reply #8 - Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:36pm
 
Moriaty wrote on Jul 23rd, 2017 at 8:34pm:
Well Bob,

I assume these protests would similarly approved of by your good self if they were in protest of a new Christian church? Maybe if a small dummy was repeatedly mock-raped with a small white dildo to represent the endemic child abuse within the church?

In anticipation of your approval of the above, I will applaud your even-handed and impartial view on all things political and religious. Well-balanced individuals such as yourself are a, no pun intended, god-send! 



When people get too religious I remind them of the Inquisition:

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Reply #9 - Jul 23rd, 2017 at 9:03pm
 
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Reply #10 - Jul 23rd, 2017 at 9:31pm
 
Does anyone have a problem with what he was charged with?
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Reply #11 - Jul 23rd, 2017 at 9:40pm
 
freediver wrote on Jul 23rd, 2017 at 9:31pm:
Does anyone have a problem with what he was charged with?


I do - as I said:

Now that it's all going pear shaped the politicians have made
laws which make it illegal to criticise their stupid decisions.
You are then labelled as racist or xenophobic & sent to jail
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Reply #12 - Jul 23rd, 2017 at 9:43pm
 
I don't think he was charged for criticising the government.

When was this law made?
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Reply #13 - Jul 23rd, 2017 at 9:47pm
 
freediver wrote on Jul 23rd, 2017 at 9:43pm:
I don't think he was charged for criticising the government.

When was this law made?


2001

Charged under S 25 (2)....

(2)     A person must not, on the ground of the religious belief or activity of another person or class of persons, knowingly engage in conduct with the intention of inciting serious contempt for, or revulsion or severe ridicule of, that other person or class of persons.

Note

"Engage in conduct" includes use of the internet or e-mail to publish or transmit statements or other material.

Penalty:     In the case of a body corporate, 300 penalty units;

In any other case, imprisonment for 6 months or 60 penalty units or both.

    (3)     For the purposes of subsections (1) and (2), conduct—

        (a)     may be constituted by a single occasion or by a number of occasions over a period of time; and

        (b)     may occur in or outside Victoria.

    (4)     A prosecution for an offence against subsection (1) or (2) must not be commenced without the written consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/rarta2001265/
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Reply #14 - Jul 23rd, 2017 at 10:20pm
 
freediver wrote on Jul 23rd, 2017 at 9:43pm:
I don't think he was charged for criticising the government.



I meant that he is criticising the large numbers of Muslims
being allowed to come here & set up Mosques
which is a decision made by the Govt.
The Govt. allowed it - they encouraged it.
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