(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
A Muslim man is fighting multiple indictments in the District Court of New South Wales for sending letters to families of soldies who died in Afghanistan and to the family of a trade official who died in last year's Jakarta bombing, according to an AAP report in Tuesday's Sydney Morning Herald.
instance, Man Haron Monis described a Jewish soldier who had killed a civilian as a "dirty animal" in a letter to politicians and the Jewish
community. "Some Jews who blame Hitler for violations of human rights
are not much better than him," he added.
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hearing on Tuesday, Commonwealth barrister John Agius said that the
letters were offensive and capable of causing harm to their
Monis's lawyer argued that "the
alleged comments were made in a political context and were not
necessarily offensive," according to the report.