Antisemitism is a pernicious disease of the mind and soul that can afflict people anywhere on the planet – even the most far-flung places.
Israeli Mohr Wenger writes of her experience in Cairns, Australia.
Yesterday I had a shocking experience and I couldn’t help but sharing… I was so overwhelmed that it took me nearly two days to write but I think it’s important people should know…
Travelling around Australia my friend and I thought it would be cool to have our nose pierced together, so we heard about a good place nearby and went their excited for our new jowl. After 10 minutes of waiting anxiously for the guy to get off the phone, we came up to him and asked him how much would it cost. The guy looked kind off confused and asked us where do we come from? Israel.
At that moment that guy said he can’t pierce our nose because he doesn’t serve Israelis out of principal. He said he doesn’t agree with what our government does and therefore we are not welcomed in his shop.
Principal? You can’t descriminate people out of principal. He even pointed out a sign that we missed saying “No Israelis served here”.
A sign that means “I don’t want to listen, I don’t care who you are but if you are from Israel go away”. That’s sugarcoating antisemitism. That’s sugarcoating racism.
I remember learning about such things in history class but I never thought I would be in such a situation myself. Not alone at the other end of the world in the land of “no worries”.
By the way, when we left the shop he told us “no worries”. Well I didn’t, before I met you.
*I was so disturbed I couldn’t focus when I took the picture.”
The antisemite belongs to Cold Steel Piercing.
You can let them know antisemitism won’t be tolerated in any of the following ways:
- Calling them (Phone: +61 7 4041 4438)
- Leaving a comment on their Facebook page
Update: If you Google Cold Steel Piercing Cairns, the Website button shown here:
links to the Nazi Daily Stormer website. I am not sure if the owner of the store did this, or just some smart person to point out their antisemitism.
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