Conspiracy theorist David Icke has blasted the immigration minister, David Coleman, for revoking his visa simply hours earlier than boarding a flight to Australia for his March talking tour.
Icke, a former footballer and sports activities broadcaster greatest recognized for his concept that the world is run by a cabal of large shape-shifting lizards, has claimed Jewish individuals bankrolled Hitler, brought about the 2008 world monetary disaster and staged the 9/11 terrorist assaults.
On Wednesday Icke issued a press release claiming he had been “the sufferer of a smear marketing campaign from politicians who’ve been listening to particular curiosity teams” after community groups including the Anti-Defamation Commission and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry known as on the federal government to revoke his visa.
Icke stated that his visa, issued in September, “has now been thrown out at the last hour”, blaming Coleman for a choice he stated additionally cited his views on vaccinations and world warming.
Quoting from the choice, Icke rejected the view that his tour poses “a threat to the well being, security or good order of the Australian group or a section of the Australian group”.
Icke stated he had been to Australia 10 occasions since 1997 “with out incident” and he “was not even going to mention the Jewish community” to his audiences in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart and Sydney.
Dvir Abramovich, the chairman of the ADC, thanked Coleman for “heeding our name and for declaring in a loud voice that antisemites and Holocaust deniers won’t ever discover a dwelling in Australia”.
“Allowing Icke into our country would have crossed red lines and would have sent the message that it is open season on the Jewish community and that vilifying and maligning Australian Jews is OK and normal,” he stated.