B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission denounces racially motivated attack on a man of Tibetan descent

The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC), Australia’s leading civil and human rights organisation fighting anti-Semitism and hatred in all its forms, has condemned a racially motivated assault on man of Tibetan descent who was strangled, punched and thrown into traffic in Chelsea.

Dr. Abramovich, Chairman of the ADC, issued the following statement:

“We decry this disgraceful and chilling outburst of prejudice in the strongest possible terms. There is no place in Australia for such reprehensible hate-motivated violence and intolerance. Australians of all faiths, nationalities, and ethnicities should feel secure walking our streets without the fear or threat of being targeted for abuse and physical attacks because of their religion, appearance or background.  Acts of bigotry, such as the one that we saw take place in Chelsea are particularly harmful in the pain and fear they inflict on the victims and the entire community. This sad incident is another timely wake up call that we have much work to do to in weeding out the roots of prejudice and discrimination.  It is the duty of all good people to stand as one when the values of diversity and multiculturalism are undermined by such repugnant conduct and the most effective way to counter vile racism is to speak out against it and continue to fight it with all the tools we have available to us. Respect, inclusiveness and peaceful co-existence of all faiths in Australia are a key source of our strength as a nation, and we must continue to condemn all manifestations of bigotry whenever and wherever they occur.”

The Anti-Defamation Commission, founded in 1979, is Australia’s leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through educational programs that combat bigotry, prejudice and all forms of hatred.

For further information please contact Dr Dvir Abramovich on (03) 9272 5677.