12/13/2005

And So It Goes

Recently there has been a lot of violence in Sydney Australia. For the most part the media there is saying it's racial in nature but from on the scene posts, it's more than that. A little background, men of a Mediterranean background have been hassling women in bikinis at the beach and being plain rude. Some of those men severely beat two lifeguards. The local surfers at these beaches grew tired of the daily hostility shown. Now it's escalating. In addition to smashing cars and hitting a woman on the head with a cricket bat the other day, these men of a "Mediterranean background" have attacked a Christmas program at a local Catholic school.

I am quoting Skylark'’s comments which she shared with us after watching some late news on TV:

At a Catholic school in Western Sydney called Saint Joseph'’s some children were having their annual Christmas concert in which the parents applaud their children'’s magnificent efforts in trying to hit the right not and so on.

Well, some carloads of ‘Men of Middle Eastern appearance rolled up and started to abuse the parents and children.

When the people had rushed inside the hall - some gunshots were fired. The holes are still in the building (and some cars parked outside got the bullets holes as well).

At least they did not shoot anyone - so we can all rest assured. The local Cardinal Pell who is friends with all the heads of religious groups in Sydney looked ashen and shaken on TV and lamented the religious violence that had produced this. Well -he said the r word. Read the rest here.


Catholic school kids celebrating a school program are attacked and shots are fired and still the media and some leaders insist on calling it racial. It's not racial and it's not a culture clash.

Let's see the toll so far, 40-50 cars trashed, two lifeguards beaten, a woman hit with a cricket bat, school children and their parents attacked and fired upon at a Christmas program. It doesn't sound like these particular members of the "Religion of Peace" got the message they are supposed to be peaceful and embarked on a peaceful inner journey. I am worried about those in Sydney who I consider to be blogging friends. I hope they will be safe.

6 Comments:

Blogger Esther said...

I hope so too. Very scary stuff.

9:08 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

esther,

It's beyond scary.

9:44 AM  
Anonymous Felis said...

And now there is a church burnt as well.

3:15 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,

Damn!

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Felis said...

Make it 4 within lat 24 hours.

The Muslim spiritual leaders deny any religious bigotry.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

felis,
4 churches and the muslim leaders say no religious bigotry? They are nuts!

3:18 PM  

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