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October 31, 2007 01:51pm
PRIME Minister John Howard says he can't be held responsible for any anti-Semitic links of an evangelical church pastor he met.
Pastor Danny Nalliah, head of the Catch the Fire Ministries, has met privately with Mr Howard and also addressed the anti-Jewish League of Rights.
"I abhor the League of Rights. One of the central planks of the League of the Rights is that it's been a bit anti-Semitic," Mr Howard told reporters in Melbourne.
"Everybody knows my strong position on that.
"As for what people I meet do - any more than you can be responsible for what the people you meet do - I can't be responsible either."
Howard and Costello have both been "courted" by Pastor Danny Nalliah, and have both met him recently. And now, in typical "Weasel Words" fashion, Howard is now saying it is not his fault if something emerges which is a "bit embarrassing". Yes it is.Anyone who has been following Danny's statements in recent years knows what he is like.
Howard must recognise who he is dealing with and ought apologise to the Australian people.