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Keysar Trad defamation case against Jason Morrison dismissed

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Ljiljan, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. http://livenews.com.au/feature/keysar-trad-defamat ion-case-against-2gb-dismissed/2009/7/31/214597

    A defamation case taken out against Macquarie Radio by Islamic Friendship Association spokesman Keysar Trad has been dismissed, with the Supreme court judge finding he has racist views.

    Two years ago it was ruled 2GB radio broadcaster Jason Morrison had defamed Mr Trad when he labelled him "gutless" and "disgraceful and dangerous" following a speech Mr Trad made over the 2005 Cronulla riots.

    A Supreme Court jury found in Mr Trad's favour.

    But the jury's decision has been effectively quashed by today's judgement from Justice Peter McClellan.

    Justice McClellan ruled that the case should be dismissed, after lawyers for 2GB argued that information claimed to be defamatory was in fact true.

    "There is little doubt that many of the plaintiff's remarks are offensive to Jewish persons and homosexuals," Justice McClellan said in his judgment.

    "Many of his remarks are distasteful and appear to condone violence," the judgment continued.

    "I'm satisfied that the plaintiff does hold views which can properly be described as racist.

    "I'm also satisfied that he encourages others to hold those views. In particular he holds views derogatory of Jewish people.

    "The views which he holds would not be acceptable to most right-thinking Australians," Justice McClellan's judgment said.

    Click here for Justice McClellan's full judgement

    Mr McHugh had told the judge the "truth case" largely related to documents, including articles which Mr Trad had admitted writing and media interviews.

    He read out parts of an article on homosexuals, submitting the views were "offensive" and showed Mr Trad to be a "disgraceful and dangerous individual".

    He also played two radio interviews, where Mr Trad was asked about the comments made by his friend Sheik Alhilali, who had described scantily clad women as "uncovered meat".

    Rather than condemning the sheik, Mr Trad was "an apologist for the appalling views" and gave out misinformation about the Islamic community, Mr McHugh said.

    Mr Trad's case has been dismissed with costs.

    And some of the comments...
    "I'm happy to pay for his airline ticket and send him back where he came from..."
    "The labor party will have have this Judge removed ,there giving themselves a uppercut wondering how he slipped,through the cracks."
    :LOL: :LOL:
  2. Not funny man, the sheik is a good man. The zionist western media perpetuates lies to misrepresent the great religion of islam.

    This case is a perfect example of it and proves that without a doubt there is a secret conspiracy by the west to try and stamp out the great religion of islam!
  3. Good to see this racist forced to take a step back.

    Unfortunately he's appealing to a higher court so more costs to be borne by the taxpayer. ..
  4. What I find funny is that Trad won the defamation case, then 2GB won the appeal saying even though it was defamatory it was true.
  5. Can't be all that secret then.
  6. I'd say radical islam is doing a better job at stamping out the west than the west is at stamping out islam.
  7. Meanwhile in the land of reality, those of us who chose to live their lives following the rules of common decency and fairness are perplexed as to why religion can have such a negative effect on the World.
  8. don't worry, -i- got it lol
    some people don't get parody
    and throwing a heap of wanky emoticons on the end only ruins the moment

    reference to the problem of the islamification of the west?
    a particular youtube video?
    europe may be goneskies, but americans are so arrogant they would rather nuke the sun before letting someone take away their bacon, and with Rudd's laptop being hacked while overseas, and an australian facing an overseas jailtime after not selling off one of our largest resource mines (not to mention a demented dwarf who likes firing rockets into neighbouring airspace) i don't think the east is our biggest problem...

    vexing, innit. i'm as confused as you
    some kid's dad/god could beat your dad/god in a fight, so fcuking what?
  9. It IS, despite all the other discussion, a victory for common-sense and decency that a person can be found guilty of saying things that defamed a person, but that the person is vindicated because the person DESERVED to be defamed :LOL:.
  10. Thats funny, you understood n4resale's post as a tongue in cheek ut not mine. Having said that, now that you have asked for a link:
    "She said Australians were "aborting themselves out of existence," and all the while Muslims were having more children. "
    "I've actually read in the Daily Telegraph, where a certain Imam from the Lakemba mosque actually said that Australia's going to be a Muslim nation in 50 years' time.

    I didn't believe him at the time, but you know, when you actually look at the birth rates and you look at the fact that we are aborting ourselves almost out of existence by 100,000 abortions every year, and that's on a guesstimate, you multiply that by 50 years. That's five million potential Australians we won't have here."

    Im sure you can find many a redneck on youtube going on about how they are being invaded.

    I dont think its really religion that causes the problem, but what people say and do in the name of religion. I would hesitate in saying that all muslim people condone past terror attacks on US, bali etc. Same goes for christianity.

    @ hornet: Actually, im not 100% on defamation laws, but i think if something said that seems defamatory can be proved to be true, its not actually legally defamatory, because it is true.
  11. #11 loki, Aug 2, 2009
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    they're sad demographics, aren't they. i was referring to this one ([media=youtube]XK1pnCldKZI[/media]) which has a tinge of propagander about it. if there's anything sadder then a nation that becomes extinct because it's reproductive rate dropped below the 1.7 magic mark, it's the idea that their place will be taken up by such an oppressive religion. by oppressing their women, basically keeping them out of the workforce and barefoot and pregnant at home, they are breeding like crazy.

    last time i checked, australia is about 2% islamic, so it won't be happening anytime soon.
    seeing how they don't have the balls to wage a war and have to resort to breeding nations out, there is some good news. take a snapshot of Australia now. especially Sydney. cbd blackouts, problems supplying electricity to the grid, droughts, water shortages, packed trains and public transport stretched thinly, underfunded hospitals, basically, insufficient infrastructure to deal with a growing population. the good news i'm getting at, is by the time they have the numbers for a takeover, Australia will be like a barren dessert husk.

    my point, is they'll be getting the sloppy seconds :)
  12. #12 quietman, Aug 2, 2009
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  13. As I recall the judgment was that the radio Station had indeed said defamatory things against Trad, and that was the basis upon which he had won his initial action, but the Appeal Judge said that the things that the station had said were true, and therefore Trad had no reason to complain; a lovely slap in the face :LOL:.
  14. Yay. One for the good blokes.
  15. #15 loki, Aug 2, 2009
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    i'm scared shitless of my unborn daughter's fate
    in fact, i'd rather she remain unborn then live in a world where she can be raped for walking down the shops without a male 'escort' and hijab, then be publicly buried in the ground to her neck and stoned to death by cultist apes for 'being a whore'. how is this qur'an book not banned?? i can't get a good, decent semtex recipe from the Terrorist's Handbook because it's illegal, yet this shit is still tolerated and goes to print??

    so christians doubt the theory of evolution.
    well we could all be bearing witness to the act of de-evolution if that video is correct

    while raised the 'old fashioned' way (read: with a sexist sense of humour :grin:), i love all women and would lose what shreds of respect i have left for humanity if women's rights were to take a step back to the muslim dark ages.

    but i like this judge :)
    he could crush my bike and shred my licence, and then spill coffee on my suit and mock my carbon fibre cufflinks, and i would still like him.
  16. Good news? For some reason I don't find your post reassuring :shock:
  17. :applause:

  18. 100% agree.

    I think the central tenet of this law is that it is perfectly okay to hold whatever views you want, but in voicing them you need to take responsibility for the effects they are likely to have. It seems the broadcaster did so (more or less), but Trad did not. Fair enough.
  19. I'm so glad that one of the reverse-racists whingers finally got told, in no uncertain terms, to shut the hell up.