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Cause of Sydney Riot

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Submitted by Newgamers (Australia), Dec 23, 2005 at 02:56

Some people called it riot caused by inherent racism among "white-Australians", but somehow as a non - White Aussie myself I don't see it like that.

Of course we can see that some bad elements from white supremacist / neo-nazi groups in Sydney have participated in the incidents, but I believe the majority of people who showed their anger and resentment against "Lebanese Moslems thugs and scumbags" are just regular Aussies who really got pissed off by ongoing intimidation, harassment and crimes performed by Lebanese youth ganks around south and west Sydney areas.

I don't agree with indiscriminate bashing against Lebanese people on that Sunday riot, but I can see where those angers and resentments against them come from. I believe that there will be no smoke without fire and that's why I believe average Aussies (white and non-white) are not inherently racists; they're just pushed to resent a "certain ethnicity, culture and religion" among so many other ethnicities, cultures and religions living together in Australia. The migration program has run for so many years in Australia and its population (especially in Sydney) has showed a high degree of diversities and average Aussies have generously accepted the migrants as long as they try their best to accept and honour the Australian way of lives and laws. This is what I feel three years ago when I decided to migrate and stay in Sydney permanently.

Frankly the resentments against the Lebs and Moslem in Sydney are not coming only from the Anglo / White people. That's why I choose to stay away from west and south Sydney suburbs, and that's why the property prices in north Sydney are the most expensive compared to the prices in south-west suburbs. Not only the Anglo / White peoples, but the Chineses, Koreans, Indians, Japanese new migrants also don't want to live among the Lebs / Moslems because they know those suburbs are full of thugs who run drug trades, robberies and other violent crimes including gun shoot-outs and rapes. These happen year to year without tough law enforcement from NSW Labor government and police force and I'm afraid this eventually will lead to "ghettos and violence" just like we see in Paris recently.

To avoid this incident happening again, there's no other way other than tough law enforcement by police force against gank / underworld activities among the Lebanese community. If this happened, Sydneysiders will feel safe and confident on the law enforcement and have no need to form vigilante forces to purge the "Lebs" like what just happened on Cronulla beach that Sunday.

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