December 12, 2005

Racist Violence in Aussieland

Did I ever mention how much I love the media? of course, the US media has a special place in my heart, but the international media is getting close too. I love the way they twist things around and use vague or absolutely inaccurate language to portray events related to Muslims and Arabs. The dispicable attacks in Sydney on anyone who looks remotely Arab are being portrayed as a "reaction to" or "revenge for" an alleged attack of two lifeguards by Arabs in the area. Whether the riots were directly in response to that, or they were just waiting to explode and this gave them an excuse for it, there is no proportionality in this issue, and I hate when things are taken out of context and called retaliations.
i would like to see how far the affects of this drunken racist mob go around Australia and if this is a sign of simmering tensions, despite government rejections of that claim. an investigation on who is inciting this should reveal more information about the origins of this violence.

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