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muslim riots in Australia????

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Submitted by Abdul Rahman Reijerink (Australia), Jun 6, 2006 at 06:51

What planet do you live on?

Where do you get your "news"?

The rioting here in my country Australia was not instigated by muslims, it was white poeple like myself who did not like mainly lebanese people (of MIXED religion) coming to "their" beaches. Yes many young men "of middle eastern appearance" behaved really badly at the beach the source of much white australian ill will, but it was white Australians who gathered in a large (several thousand) alcohol fueled mob and attacked whoever looked different. Indian christians, amongst others are just as terrified in the aftermath. Many young women (and some males too one of whom was attacked) where I worked at the time, f rom non-white backgrounds cancelled their evening shifts in the aftermath too afraid to travel at night on the trains because of white racist thuggery.

Yes a group of a "men of middle eastern appearance" mounted an indiscriminate reprisal raid in the suburbs of the initial riot, but again they were a group of mixed religion uniting on the basis of race!!!!

It was muslim mothers who kept their sons at home that actually did a lot to defuse the crisis, something they were praised by the wider community for.

Get your facts straight. This was a race based issue.

Submitting....

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