‘A night in a gas chamber for u’ tweets teacher
“A recent German Facebook friend, Fred Fischer of Keren Hayesod in Munich, discovered something on the page of one of my earliest Facebook (and personal) connections, Spotlighting SA,” writes Katz. Fischer has written a formal complaint to the South African Council for Educators (SACE).
Katz paraphrases the opening of Fred’s letter to SACE (see full letter in blog), whom he asked: (i) was Jasat in fact an SA Government employee?; (ii) Does SACE tolerate such hateful posts against Jews?; and (iii) were they aware that Jasat “wants to send people into gas chambers again”!
“We have become so used to the propaganda war being waged against us that we have learned to live with these lies all around us, all the time,” blogs Katz. “Maybe we are the ones to blame. Maybe we should be the ones who bear the shame for simply letting them go.”
RIGHT: Ant Katz
Fischer had been made aware of the activities of the SA schoolteacher by SpotlightingSA, causing him to write to the SACE: “It is absolutely insane and as a Jew and leader of an Israeli institution, this is absolutely unacceptable for me.
“Be sure, I will spread the word about this as well as many others do.
“Be sure, I will send this message in bcc to many other addressees in your country, government and around the world. Especially the Jewish press!” Fisher wrote to SACE.
And so, says Katz, he went a-Googling. He wanted to know more about the SACE, Fred, and Cassim Mahomed Jasat. “Just to see where this was going and if it would be a story for a nosey investigative journalist like myself,” he says.
“I simply couldn’t help myself. I had to keep looking. What I found did not paint a pretty picture. Not at all!
“The more I found, the more I wanted to look deeper.” Katz adds that it quickly became obvious to him that he had “come to the point of losing any possible objectivity in this matter”, and that he would be posting it “as a blog (my opinion) as against a news story (pure facts, from all sides, which would require me to interview Mr Jasat, and I cannot face the thought of talking to the man).
Katz did a lot more research, the result of which is his new blog: Meet an inexcusable human being. Read this, it is important.
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