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MR ABC WHY ARE YOU PUNCHING THE BROWNS???

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Racial Violence Continues in Australia

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

Filed at 10:11 a.m. ET

 

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Young people riding in vehicles smashed cars and store windows in suburban Sydney late Monday, a day after thousands of drunken white youths attacked people they believed were of Arab descent at a beach in the same area in one of Australia's worst outbursts of racial violence.

 

Sunday's attack -- apparently prompted by reports that Lebanese youths had assaulted two lifeguards -- sparked retaliation by young men of Arab descent in several Sydney suburbs, fighting with police and smashing 40 cars with sticks and bats, police said. Thirty-one people were injured and 16 were arrested in hours of violence.

 

The rampage on Monday broke out in Cronulla, the same coastal suburb where the violence began, and in neighboring Carringbah, said Paul Bugden, spokesman for New South Wales police. Calm was restored by early Tuesday.

 

Bugden said six people were arrested and one person apparently was hit by a rock in Monday's violence. He did not have descriptions of those involved in the rampage, but he said it ''obviously stems from the last 24-48 hours.''

 

Australian Associated Press, citing a resident who declined to be named, said men riding in up to 50 cars and wielding baseball bats converged on Cronulla, smashing cars. Ambulances were called to help at least one injured man seen lying on the side of the road.

 

Steven Dawson said a bottle thrown through his apartment window in the suburb of Brighton-Le-Sands showered his 5-month-old son Caleb with glass, but did not hurt the child.

 

Horst Dreizner said a car had rammed into his denture store and he feared the violence would escalate. ''Personally, I think it is only the beginning,'' he said in a telephone interview.

 

Elsewhere, about 300 people of Arab descent demonstrated against Sunday's attack outside one of Sydney's largest mosques, amid tight security.

 

The riots began Sunday after rumors circulated that youths of Lebanese descent were responsible for an attack last weekend on two lifeguards at Cronulla Beach. Police said the assault was not believed to be racially motivated.

 

Police, meanwhile, formed a strike force to track down the instigators of the attack, some of whom were believed to be from white supremacist groups. Police said they were also seeking an Arab man who allegedly stabbed a white man in the back.

 

Morris Iemma, the premier of New South Wales state, said police would use video images and photographs to track down the instigators. ''Let's be very clear, the police will be unrelenting in their fight against these thugs and hooligans,'' he said.

 

Prime Minister John Howard condemned the violence, but said he did not believe racism was widespread in Australia.

 

''Attacking people on the basis of their race, their appearance, their ethnicity, is totally unacceptable and should be repudiated by all Australians irrespective of their own background and their politics,'' Howard said.

 

But he added: ''I'm not going to put a general tag (of) racism on the Australian community.''

 

Australia has long prided itself on accepting immigrants -- from Italians and Greeks after World War II to families fleeing political strife in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. In the last census in 2001, nearly a quarter of Australia's 20 million people said they were born overseas.

 

However, tensions between youths of Arabic descent and white Australians have been rising in recent years, largely because of anti-Muslim sentiment fueled by the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in the United States and deadly bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians, in October 2002.

 

About 300,000 Muslims live in Australia, the majority in large cities.

 

''Arab Australians have had to cope with vilification, racism, abuse and fear of a racial backlash for a number of years, but these riots will take that fear to a new level,'' said Roland Jabbour, chairman of the Australian Arabic Council.

 

Police had increased the number of officers patrolling the beach in the Sydney suburb on Sunday after cell phone text messages urged people to gather there to retaliate for the attack on the lifeguards.

 

Police said more than 5,000 white youths, some wrapped in Australian flags and chanting racist slurs, fought with police, attacked people they believed to be of Arab descent and assaulted a pair of paramedics trying to help people escape the riot.

 

Police fought back with batons and pepper spray.

 

Many of the youths had been drinking heavily, police said. One white teenager had the words ''We grew here, you flew here'' painted on his back. Someone had written ''100 percent Aussie pride'' in the sand. TV broadcasts showed a group of young women attacking another woman, whose ethnicity was not clear.

 

The violence shocked this city of 4 million that considers itself a cultural melting pot.

 

''What we have seen yesterday is something I thought I would never see in Australia and perhaps we have not seen in Australia in any of our lifetimes and that is a mass call to violence based on race,'' Community Relations Commission chairman Stepan Kerkyasharian told Sky News.

 

Cronulla Beach, which is easily accessible by train but is not a popular destination for foreign tourists, is often visited by youngsters from poorer suburbs, many of them of Arab descent. Residents accuse the youths of traveling in gangs and sometimes intimidating other beachgoers.

 

Aborigines rioted in the Sydney neighborhood of Redfern in February 2004 after blaming police for the death of a 17-year-old boy. Forty police were wounded.

 

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Young men attacked a man who appeared to be Middle Eastern descent on a train in Sydney.

 

 

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Thousands of white youths attacked people they believed were of Arab descent at a Sydney beach. Later, Arabs retaliated in the suburbs.

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As serious as this thread is, I'd just like to point out that I was amused at the guy with the aviators

 

Carry on

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Gay. I like everyone. I have a friend that's fixing to be shipping ot Iraq soon.

 

I'm comfortable with my heterosexuality btw, just in case you're gonna quote me in homo thread.

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Originally posted by Spike@Dec 12 2005, 11:57 AM

As serious as this thread is, I'd just like to point out that I was amused at the guy with the aviators

 

 

You know what's funny though... dude sorta looks like a bulky version of PMB.

 

C'mon PMB. Leave the Arabs alone.

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In Australia, racism is inextricably linked to the history of colonisation and migration.

 

The original inhabitants, Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people, were dispossessed of their land and were discriminated against by the first British and European settlers. For some Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, the process of colonisation has been perceived as invasion. Racial discrimination has continued to influence the lives of Indigenous Australians in the two centuries following white settlement.

 

The migration of peoples from all parts of the world led to the increased cultural and linguistic diversity of the Australian population. Prejudice and discrimination have been directed towards many groups who arrived in Australia, in particular towards groups from language backgrounds other than English, despite the fact that many government migration schemes invited people to settle in Australia.

 

Until recent years, racist policies and practices were also embedded within Australian laws and institutions. The most telling examples of these were the removal of Aboriginal children from their families and the denial of full citizenship rights to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people. Similarly, the White Australia policy aimed to restrict immigration by people from non-European backgrounds. Historically, rises in unemployment have often led to calls for immigration restrictions and in some cases led to the scapegoating of people who were seen to be different to members of the dominant culture. While legislation now exists to protect the rights of all citizens, there is a continuing legacy today from the effects of these racist practices.

 

 

racism in australia

 

more information about the history and causes of racism in australia

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Originally posted by Spike@Dec 12 2005, 08:57 AM

As serious as this thread is, I'd just like to point out that I was amused at the guy with the aviators

 

Carry on

 

what you know about the stunnas?

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MY NIGGA WHY YOU ASKING ABC WHATS GOING ON IN AUSTRALIA, WHEN YOU OBVIOUSLY IN THE MIX POUNDING ON A-RABS WITH THE REST OF THOSE "BLIMEY MATE" HEATHEN ASS NIGGAS. I THOUGHT YOU WAS A FAMILY MAN B. IM DISSAPOINTED.

 

 

MERO GEE N.S

FIGADEEL ME?

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just lamped those flamin' galahs on the news..seemingly it all kicked off around the Summer Bay area and continued on down to Ramsey Street.

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Originally posted by MEROJUANA@Dec 12 2005, 12:22 PM

MY NIGGA WHY YOU ASKING ABC WHATS GOING ON IN AUSTRALIA, WHEN YOU OBVIOUSLY IN THE MIX POUNDING ON A-RABS WITH THE REST OF THOSE "BLIMEY MATE" HEATHEN ASS NIGGAS. I THOUGHT YOU WAS A FAMILY MAN B. IM DISSAPOINTED.

 

 

MERO GEE N.S

FIGADEEL ME?

 

Well, ol' dude said my tattoo was "lame-o." I just can't tolerate statements like that.

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people are stupid. ignorance. racism. hate. you reap what you sow.

the world needs a nice long sit down chat.

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Originally posted by symbols@Dec 12 2005, 12:14 PM

i punch at anyone with an accent.

just because.

even canadian accents?

 

 

 

 

this aussie thing is crazy, are they all like guys from the outback wearing all those inbred style clothes? or are these city folk.

if so, you can move a criminal to a different island, but that still makes him a criminal. ;)

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I like how the captions say "appeared to be of Middle Eastern descent" and "appeared to be Arab" because, let's be serious, they were probably just going after anyone who happened to be brown.

 

And, yeah, I noticed the caped marauder, too. He does his country proud.

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I actually predicted this about one month ago.

 

The deal is that there is basically alot of hate towards lebs in Sydney. The general contention is that they are violent, start trouble, are disrespectful to women and fight dirty. Pretty much most youth across all social class believe this, because it is true to a degree, its not to do with terrorism. This hate has been building up for years. There are going to be so many revenge beatings its ridiculous

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