Muslims attack Hindus in…Australia
Update: Al BeBeeCeera doesn’t dare toÂ whisperÂ the Â word Islam or Muslims, its all about “racism”-, whichÂ perfidiouslyÂ implies Â that white Australians are mean racists who bash poor Indian or Chinese students…
Â Â “Live with it”, sez chairman KRudd…
Mullah nails it: “a regrettable part of urban life”–Â What, not a celebration of multicultural diversity?
And of course the attacks are being ascribed to racism, which most likely has nothing whatsoever to do with them. Jihad? You mean that Interior Spiritual Struggle? What could that have to do with this?
“Australian PM urges calm after ‘racial’ attacks,” fromÂ CNN, June 10 (thanks to JW, Andrew Bolt, Tim Blair etc):
(CNN) — Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called for calm Wednesday, assuring the Indian community that his country was still one of the safest study destinations in the world despite a series of attacks on Indian students in Sydney and Melbourne.Australia insists the attacks are not racial, but rather “a regrettable part of urban life,” as Rudd put it in a radio interview on Wednesday.
Authorities say the Indian students are victims of opportunistic criminal gangs.
“Quite often, they are catching trains home from work late in the evening as many do not have access to cars,” said Simon Overland, chief commissioner for the Victoria state police. “They are often traveling alone and this is leaving them vulnerable to crime.”
The Indian community, however, alleges gangs are specifically targeting Indians. Activists say there have been about 1,500 attacks a year for the last three years — but lately, they have picked up.
“Initially, it used to be beating. Now people are being stabbed,” said Gautam Gupta, founder of the Melbourne-based Federation of Indian Students in Australia. “The innovation in crime is very disturbing.”
More than 80,000 Indians study in Australia, and the attacks have sparked a diplomatic dustup between the two countries
“I have been appalled by the senseless violence and crime. Some of it is racially motivated against our students in Australia,” said Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in a speech to the parliament.
Saying that they are tired of waiting for the Australian government to take action, Indian students — armed with bats — patrolled subway stations in the worst-affected suburbs Monday and Tuesday night.
Monday night, flag-waving Indians attacked a carload of Lebanese men in retaliation for the alleged assault of two Indian men by a group of ethic Lebanese earlier in the day….
Ameer Ali wants more money to slow the fast jihad and “man made disasters:”
Â The KRudd government should urgently boost funding for high-quality Islamic studies courses, moderate Muslim community groups, and police liaison teams toÂ counter home-grown extremism, a leading Australian Islamic expert says. The Australian has more>>
Andrew BoltÂ â€“ Wednesday, June 10, 09Â
If these Indian students were Anglos, they’d be monstered for staging another Cronulla. As it is, they tend to be portrayed instead asÂ yet more victims of Australian racismÂ for protesting against what the Cronulla rioters were protesting against, too:
Tensions mounted between Lebanese and Indians in Harris Park as stories circulated that the man who had appeared had been taken by four men to Fairfield before he escaped.
The issue of race had been simmering all night but as police put the man – red-eyed and distraught – in a police car he said he could not determine the ethnicity of his alleged attackers…..
Late in the evening a group broke away and clashed with a group of Lebanese men who then fled in a white car that hit at least one of the protesters in its path….Plans were made among the mob to travel to Granville to confront Lebanese youths, but they could not rally enough support.
Incidentally, it’s interesting, important and moral for theÂ Sydney Morning HeraldÂ to drop its usual reticence in describing the ethnicity of offenders – a reticence still felt by the ABC andÂ The Age, which is one reason this issue has been so poorly understood and so recklessly and falsely presented as yet more proof of Australian racism.
ButÂ the distorted story of white racism has been helped along by the prevailing sensibilities of reporting of crimeÂ in Australia, with skittishness about detailing the gritty reality that most violent street crime in Sydney and Melbourne is not committed by whites. The prison populations confirm this.
The attacks on Indians have followed this pattern, with the crimes committed by a polyglot mix reflecting the streets – white, Asian, Middle Eastern, Aboriginal, Pacific Islander.
The latest attack on an Indian, in Harris Park on Monday night, allegedly involved assailants of the proverbial “Middle Eastern appearance”… In Melbourne, an assault on an Indian student on a train was recorded on video and footage depicting the attack was posted on YouTube… Most of (the attackers) do not appear to be white.
A recent assault on an Indian student in Glebe was committed by a young offender described as Aboriginal. Another recent assault on an Indian student, by a knife-wielding assailant in Port Melbourne, involved three attackers identified as Caucasian.
Only when some of the victims scream “racism” do commuters get the protection theyÂ allÂ deserve – white, black or brown:
Mounted police, dog squads and helicopter patrols will be used toÂ crack down on crime at trouble-spot train stationsÂ after a spate of violent attacks against Indian students over the past month.
How bizarre. There is a policing decision driven by a fear of seeming racist, not by a fear of violence.
Another analogy with Cronulla – this time the lack of police action for so long to deal with alleged Middle Eastern offenders. And once again we see it’s only the cry of “racism” that brings action:Â
Gordon Moyes, a member of the NSW upper house, said he understood Indian students’ rage at being “picked on”, but believed the problem of street crime in Harris Park had gone unaddressed for years…
Mr Moyes, a Christian Democrats MP, said he first became aware of violent street crime in Harris Park a number of years ago when, as head of Wesley Mission, he found his workers were repeatedly robbed while helping people in the area.
“I found that over a period of time many elderly Anglo-Saxon women were attacked and robbed and had their purses snatched and phones stolen,” he said.
Tim BlairÂ â€“
“I think everyone just needs to draw some breath on this and I think we need to see a greater atmosphere of general calm,’’ he told Radio 3AW.Â
Omitted was a subsequent line from the same interview, broadcast this morning on Nine news:Â
There are acts of violence every day. That’s just a fact of urban life.Â
No big deal, then.Â