Monday, December 12, 2005

(The Australian news) THE bashing of two North Cronulla lifesavers by a gang of Middle Eastern youths a week ago was the trigger for an outbreak of the ugly mob violence on the weekend. Certainly the retaliatory text messages calling on "Aussies" to attack Lebanese youths visiting the southern Sydney beach fuelled what NSW Premier Morris Iemma labelled "the ugly face of racism", which erupted in two beachside suburbs on Sunday, resulting in more than 20 people being injured and 16 arrested.And there are threats of more retaliation and violence to come.

The latest mobile phone message being circulated yesterday said: "all arabs unite as one/we will never back down to anyone/the aussies will feel the full force of the arabs as one/brothers in arms unite now/let's show them who's boss/destroy everything/gather at cronulla 18/12/05 midday/spread the message to all arabs/meet up at the lighthouse".

I see this peetmore fire burning over here as well, where does this lead to :-(