“Islamic hate film gets PG rating,” by Liam Houlihan for Sunday Telegraph:
A PRO-TERROR hate film that urges children to martyr themselves in Islam’s war on the West and calls Jews “pigs” has been rated PG by Australia’s censors.
Sheik Feiz Mohammed’s DVD box set, which also calls for the murder of non-believers, was initially seized by Federal anti-terror police.
But the Office of Film and Literature Classification has ruled that The Death Series is suitable to be bought and watched by children.
The shock decision has seen the nation’s peak censorship body slammed as weak and out of touch by family groups and the Jewish community.
It has also made a mockery of the Attorney-General’s plans to bring in tough new laws that ban material which “advocates” terrorism.
The PG decision comes as Australian-born Sheik Feiz, who is in exile in Lebanon, is still preaching to Australians by phone.
The films urge parents to make their children holy warriors and martyrs, and praises jihad as the pinnacle of Islam.
The radical sheik makes snorting noises on the films as he vilifies Jews as the “army of pigs”.
He blames a lack of courage for martyrdom on the battlefield for the “humiliation” of Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and Guantanamo.
The censors’ finding means children of any age can watch the films – but it is advised under-15s have a parent present.
The title Not Another Teen Movie would take on a whole new meaning in field of jihadist propaganda.
The OFLC finding said the sheik’s calls to “jihad” and “martyrdom” were ambiguous.
And it found that comments vilifying Jews as an “army of pigs” and saying “behind me is a Jew, come kill him” were mitigated by the context.
The Australian/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council said the PG rating proved the current censorship guidelines had dangerous shortcomings.
“In the Feiz Mohammed case, as well as others, there seems to be inadequate consideration to the dangers posed by the non-fiction advocacy of violence and bigotry, as opposed to its graphic depiction,” AIJAC head Dr Colin Rubenstein said.
He said he hoped that a review of the laws would deal with the serious problem of incitement.
The Australian Family Association said the Sheik Feiz decision was just the latest ruling by a “hardened” OFLC detached from community values.