Christian Sukkar defends inciting anti-LGBTQIA+ attack


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Christian Sukkar has appeared in court after being accused of inciting violence against LGBTQIA+ activists protesting a speech by One Nation MP Mark Latham.

The accusations follow after Sukkar took to Facebook live to encourage his followers to violently assault activists from Community Action for Rainbow Rights (CARR).

“To the real boys… you go there tomorrow, and you f**king shake them up, and you drag them by their f**king head, and you remove them from St Michael’s Belfiel,” Sukkar says in the clip.

“Time to rise. Time to let them know where we stand.”

“Sending the right message”

Sukkar also appeared in front of the court to defend his actions, telling reporters he believes he did nothing wrong.

The ‘Christian Lives Matter’ protester claims that his directions to “drag them by their f**king heads” was not meant to be taken literally.

“I was just singing the song, when you watch these rappers… they don’t literally mean go shoot up, go knock people out, it’s just a song,” Sukkar says.

He then went on to issue an apology through ABC, claiming, “I’m very apologetic if my message turned very harmful … if they took my comments as an incitement of hate.”

He also added that his message to the LGBTQI activists was for them to keep away from the church and children as it sends the right message.

Guilty as sin?

However, Mr Sukkar did not indicate which way he would plead.

Meanwhile, Adam Richard Touma, who faced charges of assaulting a police officer and affray, entered a plea of not guilty.

Another individual charged with assault will appear at Bankstown Court House next month.

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