11 december, 2005

Mere om de australske optøjer

Det er allerede blevet nævnt, hvordan optøjerne blev udløst af en libanesisk bandes overfald på to livreddere. Det har imidlertid dybere rødder (The Daily Telegraph):

There is no doubt that many regular users of Cronulla beach feel, as do many Anglo-Australians (particularly women) who come in regular contact with large numbers of Middle Eastern migrants, that Australia's easy-going casual culture is under attack from young Middle Eastern males.

The reports of women being abused for being immodestly dressed, or travelling alone, or drinking alcohol, are too numerous to be dismissed. ..

THE authorities have for too long ignored such incidents of anti-social behaviour instead of adopting a zero-tolerance position toward those who claim they live by different cultural standards.

Hvis nogen skulle ønske at begynder at pege fingre og sige, avisen prøver at hvidvaske optøjerne, så se på artiklens overskrift: "Thuggish louts shame us all". En anden artikel har mere:

The threats had been made since two volunteer lifesavers were bashed eight days ago -- and yesterday, they were looking to get square. ..

"What the Lebs did last week was low and it's time we showed a bit of pride towards where we live," Luke O'Brien, a volunteer lifesaver said.

Another local, Peter, said the huge show of force yesterday had been "coming for five or six years".

"Our girls can't get from the water to their towels without being threatened by these maggots," he said.

Mindre neutralt beskrevet, men dækker over det samme som beskrevet ovenfor. Efter de optøjer, der her til aften blev beskrevet i nyhederne - de oprindelige på stranden - spredte de sig til flere forstæder, da motoriserede libanesiske bander begyndte at smadre biler og overfalde folk som svar (Sydney Morning Herald):

As the violence spread, police cars raced through Sydney streets from Cronulla to Miranda, Brighton-le-Sands, Rockdale, Maroubra, Woolooware and Tempe. Police said they had received reports of firearms being "flashed" threateningly but not discharged. "So far we have had no one shot," an officer said.

A 23-year-old man was in St George Hospital in a serious condition after a fight in Woolooware about 10.25pm. A radio report said he had a knife embedded in his back. Police said the man was with friends when he had an altercation outside a golf club with a "group of males of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern appearance".

Ifølge A Western Heart var manden sammen med tre kvinder, da en bilfuld Libanesere omringede dem og truede med at voldtage kvinderne. Da han forsøgte at forsvare dem blev han dolket i ryggen - hvor ellers. Mere fra Sydney Morning Herald:

In Brighton-le-Sands a group of people were reported to have taken down the Australian flag at the Brighton RSL Club and burnt it in the street. Youths were seen at a garage filling bottles with petrol in nearby Monterey.

Flagafbrænderne har næppe været Australiere.

Police closed Marine Parade, Maroubra, where people converged in vehicles on the beachfront and began fighting with locals including members of the Bra Boys surf gang. Police said 50 carloads of youths smashed more than 100 vehicles with baseball bats and other weapons. In the same suburb a young girl was punched in the face.

Første tilfælde af "people" der dukker op i biler har altså ikke været "locals". De 50 bilfulde af "unge" er ifølge A Western Heart Libanesere.

In Rockdale police gathered in riot gear following reports of youths armed with crowbars near the train station after 10pm, a car driver trying to run down a police officer, and items being thrown at police cars in Bay Street, Brighton-le-Sands. The street was blocked off.

Around North Cronulla beach and the surrounding streets, drunk teenagers communicated with each other on walkie-talkies about rumoured sightings of Lebanese gangs.

Commanders from the Bankstown and Campsie patrols were on alert amid fears of outbreaks of violence. Shortly before midnight police received reports of a convoy of up to 40 carloads of youths heading from Punchbowl Oval to the eastern suburbs.

By 12.30am today there were reports of 20 cars with men of Middle Eastern appearance at a BP petrol station in Cronulla, throwing rocks.

At least 13 people were injured during the earlier violence in Cronulla - including five police - and 12 people had been arrested last night.

Libanesiske repræsentanter var ikke langsomme til at spille offerkortet, nazi-kortet og "bekæmpelse-af-terror-er-racisme"-kortet (The Australian):

Mr Rahman said he believed new terrorism laws were partly to blame for the violence.

"The new laws are dividing and justifying the actions of people, such as in Cronulla," he said.

"This is early Nazi Germany."

Lad os lige holde in mente, at det er en muslimsk terrorgruppe, der blev afsløret for et par måneder siden. Man vil måske huske, at den blandt andet havde planer for at sprænge et atomkraftværk i luften.

Henrik

1 Comments:

Blogger .sfw said...

http://politiken.dk/VisArtikel.iasp?PageID=424282

Her er polletikkens version....

11:12 AM  

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