-The Last Straw
While there were undoubtedly some 'racist' elements
in the riot at a local beach, and the opportunistic inclusion of some
unsavoury groups, this misrepresents the causes of the riot and fails to
examine the strong racial/religious hatred displayed by the largely
Lebanese Muslim gangs.
Recent riots by locals at
beaches were labelled racist but the reality is that they were a response
to many years of intimidation, violence and verbal abuse by largely
Lebanese Muslim gangs hailing from Lakemba.
People have been attacked, called f' ing Whites, the beach have
been taken over and women and girls have been subjected to the foulest
language and abuse.
Locals claim, Middle-Eastern gangs show no respect
for others and don't obey beach rules.
Last week about 12 of these 'Middle-Eastern' men
attacked 2 volunteer lifeguards, knocking one unconscious and apparently
causing a 'Nippers' program to be cancelled.
This was the final straw –volunteer lifeguards are sacrosanct.
People called for a gathering at Cronulla to show that locals wouldn't be
intimidated any longer and to 'take back' the beach.
A hot day, alcohol, incitement from some 'White'
group was a bad mix and eventually anyone who looked Middle-Eastern was
attacked. This is despicable
and the local surf clubs have already apologised to representatives of the
Lebanese Muslim community. Sadly
these representatives DID NOT APOLOGISE for the long-term violence and
abuse by Lebanese gangs but they claimed they were now sending out
messages to stop further violence! Indeed,
they have continued the so called 'retaliatory' riots through several
areas for 2 nights since the single riot on one beach.
The middle-east gangs gathered at a Lakemba mosque
and travelled into beach areas the night after the beach fight, attacking
people (causing serious head injuries), smashing over 100 cars, shop
windows, pelting police and possibly firing weapons.
The violence continued into a second night. A Church hall was burnt
Yet the violence, racism and religious hatred shown
by Muslim gangs gets little publicity as everyone wants to be 'tolerant',
including the police! Complaints have largely been ignored.
No-one condones these attacks but the fact remains that there was a
long history of underlying problems with Middle-Eastern gangs.
They hail from Lakemba, a Muslim enclave with
fundamentalist Imams that preach hatred of Jews, America, the west (Sheik
Hilali), are linked with terrorists (Sheik Zoud) and a guest Imam was
videotaped teaching Koran suras 4, 5 – don't be friends with Jews and
Christians! This is home to
known terrorists (Khazal brothers – convicted in
), suspected terrorists, the horror gang-rapists (there are other rapes),
murderers (one man was shot on the steps of a mosque) and drug
traffickers. Retired police
detective Tim Priest warned in 2003 that police should stop being
intimidated by these gangs who were responsible for attacks on non-Muslim
Australians and had taken over much of the drug trade and other crimes.
He described the gangs as ruthless in the extreme and compared
certain areas with the no-go Muslim enclaves in
Most Australians don't care about colour, we're a
mongrel breed, but many are rightly concerned over these growing Islamic
enclaves and parallel societies that abuse and threaten wider
and constantly demand that everything be changed to suit them.
The problem isn't race, it's ideology and the destruction of free
speech for those who wish to draw attention to problems or challenge
Islamic propaganda. Any
discussion of Islam's text, practices, laws, gangs, enclaves and the aims
of political Islam and their impact on
is gagged by laws in some states, and by political correctness, blind
tolerance, 'multiculturalism?' and the fear of publishing anything
negative about Islam. Any who
dare to speak are instantly labelled 'racist' (Islam isn't a race, it's an
ideology), ignorant etc! While
people are gagged, and fundamentalist enclaves free of police intervention
grow, so will the anger on both sides.
I'm still waiting for the apology from these Muslim
gangs for their long-term intimidation, violence, verbal abuse and bashing
of lifeguards as well as an apology for their ongoing violence that
extended well past the beach riot and was significantly more vicious.