Isn’t it interesting that just when Griffith University in Queensland (Australia) has been outed for approaching the Saudi government for funds which it promised to keep secret, the Gold Coast Libraries have been supplied with multiple copies of “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion.” This acknowledged hoax is so antisemitic that Ahmedinejad loves to quote from it constantly.
The libraries have defended their decision by saying it is in the name of research. But there is a world of difference between research and dissemination of propaganda material. Surely one copy is sufficient for public display. Why do they need to have so many of them?
Why do they classify the book under “Jews”, “Judaism-Controversial literature” and “Conspiracies”? No mention of “hoaxes” in the catalogue. Even worse, it describes the book as being originally published in Russian in 1905 with no mention of the revelation that it is a hoax meant to justify the Russian pogroms.
If the much larger Brisbane libraries have no original copies of this despicable hoax then we have to question the Gold Coast’s ulterior motives.
For the past few years, the Gold Coast has increasingly become a popular destination for tourists from the Arab Middle East. It also houses a campus of Griffith University.