“They tell us they have been assaulted but their stories seldom add up”

The questions the ABC did not ask: which pedophiles raped these children? Are they boat people, too?

Andrew Bolt

Yet another extraordinarily one-sided report on boat people from the ABC’s 7.30 last night:

LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Tomorrow the High Court will rule on a case that could determine the fate of dozens of asylum seeker children held in Australia’s immigration detention centres. Whatever the result, it appears the Federal Government is planning to redetain at least 90 children. That’s horrified doctors who’ve treated some of those youngsters, so horrified them in fact that they’ve decided to speak to 7.30, even though they risk jail terms for doing so. Medical reporter Sophie Scott has also spoken to two girls who’ve been transferred to the Australian mainland for medical treatment about their experiences.

KAREN ZWI, PAEDIATRICIAN: The children found it so much easier to communicate what they were experiencing through drawing. I think it’ll be very unusual to get this consistent pattern of drawing yourself behind bars without hands and crying if you were a normal healthy child.

SOPHIE SCOTT, REPORTER: These pictures are drawn by children in Australia’s immigration detention centres… Assiya is one of them.

ASSIYA, FORMER DETAINEE: You have so much time on your hands…. There is no hope, there is nothing. And people live in fear every single day.

SOPHIE SCOTT: Young people held in Australian-run detention centres on Christmas Island and Nauru tell their stories for the first time.

JAMILAH, FORMER DETAINEE: My friends, all of them, they were harming themselves. I tried to be strong and say, like, you know, that was not a right thing I could do. I was thinking killing myself was the last thing I could do in my life when I don’t have any hope.

SOPHIE SCOTT: Assiya, as we’ll call her, spent 14 months on Nauru….

ASSIYA: There is no help there. Like, all they say is, “Do you want to take medication?” And the medication given me was, like, just making me worse. You see people self-harming every day, people hanging themself, cutting themself…

KAREN ZWI: We’ve seen some even more distressing cases of children who have been sexually abused in places like Nauru and have become quite distressed as a result of that… This child was actually raped on Nauru, according to the allegation… He actually began to self-harm, as I’ve seen several other children do as well, and eventually he was transferred over to the mainland for treatment.

SOPHIE SCOTT: This young child is now facing being returned to offshore detention. His alleged attacker is still there…

HANSANTHA GUNASEKERA, PAEDIATRICIAN: Across the detention network there’s a report of a sexual assault every 13 days. Most of those are children 

Among the obvious questions not asked:

– Who raped these children? Are the alleged rapists and pedophiles other detainees? What guarantees do we have that they will never, never come to Australia?

– Does the high level of alleged sexual attacks on children apparently by detainees reflect different cultural attitudes, and what implications does that have for refugee policy?

– Why haven’t the children or their parents ended their detention simply by going back home?  How many are genuinely in fear of their lives if they return, and how many are economic refugees?

– Under what circumstances were the art works by the children produced? Are they authentic expressions of distress or were the children coached to produce them to increase pressure on the government to let in the detainees? Why did the handwriting on some of the childish pictures look adult?

– What would be the consequences of letting in the children? Would that encourage more parents to load their children onto boats to Australia, and how many would drown?

– What ages were the “children” interviewed last night? What effort was made to check the circumstances under which they came?

The bare facts or assertions presented last night are indeed troubling. But this report was so one-sided that it simply cannot be taken seriously as a contribution to a debate over a very difficult issue.


Not included in the ABC report:

Nauru police commissioner Corey Caleb rejected the reports, claiming “refugees regularly fabricate allegations of assault and sexual assault”.

In statement released on Tuesday, Commissioner Caleb lambasted “friendly Australian journalists who have a political agenda” for publicising the “lies”.

“They tell us they have been assaulted but their stories seldom add up,” he said.

He accused journalists of encouraging false reporting, adding that the refugees would be charged with making a false complaint had the allegation been made in Australia.

Note that Caleb’s statement was released yesterday, presumably before the 7.30 report was aired.

9 thoughts on ““They tell us they have been assaulted but their stories seldom add up””

  1. Years ago I had dealings with a trade Union, I was told a few times the tactics organisers employed in helping these illegals.

    The main tactic was to instruct the illegals to claim they were children another was to make claims whether it be against staff or phantom illegals. Whatever as long as it could buy these hardcore lefties time in circumventing Australia’s Laws. Another tactic was to renounce Islam and become Christian so this would help in fast tracking their claims.

    Of course once on the mainland and in the community they would ditch Christianity.

    These illegals, whether so called children, children or elderly should be shipped back to the nearest Islamic shithole along with their helpers.



    I am noticing a massive removal of photographs and video from the Internet that are critical of Islam or Muslims.

    I am aware that this has been happening for awhile now but it has really ramped up as of late.

    I am certain that this has to do with the heads of major social media and search engines ordering this to be done.

    One only has to look to Mark Zuckerberg and his recent agreement (caught on videotape) with Angela Merkel at a security conference to begin sanitizing Facebook of all “hate speech” or the slightest criticism of Islam or Muslims.

    This trend is extremely disturbing.

    I recently looked for a photograph that was quite common a few months ago, relating to segregation of little menstruating girls from their peers because they were considered “untouchable filth”. That photograph is now almost impossible to find in a decent format.

    This trend is also applying to video as well.

    Please advise your readers that the moment they see video or a photograph or a page on a website, download it, screenshot it and store in on at least 2 external hard-drives.

    It seems that we are almost into the memory hole and the darker part of the tunnel leading to mass global censorship.

    William Wilson
    San Clemente

  3. Everyone of these ‘refugees’ could be flying home tomorrow at Australia’s expense, but they DON’T want that! They want to stay in Australia and get all the freebies.

  4. What self respecting Aussie would fuck any muslim pig? Sink the boats with all aboard. Sharks will clean up the mess. Fuck these followers of Muhammad the needle dicked baby raper. Islam is a disease best suited to be eradicated from the earth. Shit on the koran and burn the mosques.

  5. Even is Australia made the generous offer to match one for one every refugee taken in by any of the neighbouring muslim Arab countries, that would reduce the number accepted to ZERO.

  6. So, Muslim girls who are not allowed to leave the home without a male escort are allowed and encouraged by their families to travels thousands of miles on their own….without male protection? Muslim logic.

    Over the last twenty years, there are multiple examples of “children” turning to be young men in their twenties. The smoking, facial hair, aggression and hitting on the female children tend to trip them up.

    I would say shame on the welfare system that put barbaric adults in the home. But, these are the same fuckers who turned a blind eye to violence, rape and prostitution as long as they were working class proles.

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