Tuesday, April 25, 2017

'No Israelis served here': Backpacker’s outrage over 'racist' sign after she was told to leave a body piercing shop

A sign hanging up in a body piercing shop that reads 'no Israelis served here' has sparked outrage. The sign was pictured inside Cold Steel Piercing in Cairns, in far north Queensland.

Several locals attempted to enter the shop when the store owner asked if they were from an Israeli background. When the customers replied they were Israeli, the store owner - named Mark - then allegedly told the customers they could not be served and pointed to the anti-Semitic sign.

Owner Mark, who said the sign has now been taken down, claims it was there because of his personal beliefs over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

'It is not because of religion or racism but because of my own beliefs in the ongoing issues in Palestine,' he told Daily Mail Australia.

'I did not have it up with the intention to insult and I thought people would understand it was not a racist agenda.'



Use the Name, Luke said...

'…I thought people would understand it was not a racist agenda.'

Wait… he thought people would think that a racist agenda was somehow not a racist agenda? Is there any good response to such silliness?

Anonymous said...

The Palestinians could have had peace and a nation a long time ago, but they will not agree with the Israelis on anything.

Anonymous said...

What a moron. He doesn't deserve to have a business if that is his attitude. What will be his next cause to exclude customers? I don't like the way you vote perhaps?

Anonymous said...

Why hasn't he been referred to the Australian Human Rights Commission which absolutely loves issues like this? The HRC would probably back him. Nothing they like more than a good Jew bash.

Bird of Paradise said...

No going to the UN phonie Human Rights Commity? and forcing them to allow them like these human and civil rights fascists have done with christian bakeries?

Anonymous said...

"christian bakeries" can bake as they please for the particular Christians of whom they personally approve, but when they offer a service to the general public, they should not start imposing their views on those random customers to the extent of insulting them by denying them service, unless they made it VERY VERY clear in their signs and advertising that they only served people with similar views to themselves. That is only reasonable and fair (though still a bizarre way to run a business to the public at large).