SYDNEY police have charged a former Australian soldier over the creation of a Facebook gay-hate page that targeted four serving members of the Defence Force. The arrest was made less than a month after the Herald revealed the harassment, which targeted an army major, Paul Morgan, two members of the Sydney-based commando regiment 2RAR and another serving soldier. It was also revealed that – despite the Facebook page clearly identifying several dozen serving soldiers – the Defence Force failed properly to investigate and punish dozens of serving members allegedly linked to a social media campaign designed to expose and intimidate homosexual personnel.
Major Morgan, an army psychologist, was also sent a graphic and highly violent email, which police allege came from the former soldier, a Kareela man aged 32. It stated: ”I will cut your homosexual carcass into 100 pieces to feed you to the marine life in Botany Bay.”
The Facebook page was created using the pseudonym ”Steve Austin”. The four serving gay men had their names published on the page, which has since been taken down. It allegedly had links to extremely violent and pornographic videos on YouTube showing executions of homosexuals superimposed over images of Anzac Cove in Gallipoli and flag-draped coffins of dead Australian soldiers.
Yesterday morning police from Surry Hills charged the man with one count of using a carriage service – the internet – to threaten. He was also charged with using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence, relating to the Facebook page. He is due in the Downing Centre Local Court on June 3.
Hey Amanda, I have something to say. Your stupidity burns my senses. But your underhandedness at making up a story in order to promote hatred is just abhorrent.
You went to town and just happened to see Muslims ‘windgin’ (sic) about Australian tradition? How did you know they were Muslims? And you were close enough to hear them? Yet you’re not ready to include just what they were saying.
And then you want to whinge about them ‘bringing there (sic) violence, wars’, when these Muslims you see are simply standing there in a shopping centre, not starting any violence or wars.
You then go on to whinge about these Muslims being allowed to walk into a bank fully clothed. How do you usually enter a bank? And if you’re referring to a burqa in a bank, have you ever seen a Muslim wearing a burqa in a bank? And have you ever been in an Australian bank where a female Muslim has robbed it while wearing a burqa?
“i (sic) honestly think that if a musilm (sic) child is allowed to wear there (sic) gear in a class room (sic) because its (sic) there (sic) tradition (sic) well what about ours (sic) its (sic) a tradition for us to wear a hat in side (sic).”
Amanda: Muslim girls don’t even think about wearing the hijab or the burqa until they hit puberty. If you want to wear a hat inside, go nuts. Nobody’s stopping you.
Learn some English, and develop some compassion and decency.