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December 11, 2005

UPDATED: Anti-Muslim Race Riots Erupt In Sydney

With video.

Please, don't post something like "It's about time." I don't need to see that on my site, thank you very much.

"Root Causes" of Violence Update: Village Idiot notes--

A YOUNG woman this week told a TV camera crew of the intimidation she has experienced on Cronulla beach.

"They'll stand over you while you're sunbaking, block your sun so they get your attention, then say, 'She's not worth doing 55 years for'," she told them.

(By the way 55 year is a reference to the sentence given for gang rape)

In other news this same mulim gang stabbed a man in the back outside a golf club:

The police spokesman said: “The 23-year-old man was with friends outside a golf club when a group of males of Mediterranean or Middle Eastern appearance approached him.

“Following a short conversation the 23-year-old sustained stab wounds. Police are appealing for help from anyone who witnessed the incident."

I had little doubt that the gang-rapes and generally savage behavior of some anarcho-jihadist Islamists sparked the violence. Still, the race-rioters were going after anyone who looked Muslim or Middle-Eastern.

I wouldn't be terribly upset about vigilantism against actual gang-rapists, but here they're just descending to the level of the savages, and they're hurting the perfectly innocent along with the guilty. At about a 1000 innocents to 1 guilty party ratio, I'm guessing.

Inevitability Update: Law enforcement and criminal justice exist to satisfy society's thirst for retribution against the criminal and the murderous. But in a rational, fair manner.

But when those systems break down so that society cannot trust officialdom to provide for their safety, people rever to their pre-law, pre-civilization instincts. Which are often bloodthirsty and indiscriminate. As well as being tribal/racial in nature.

I don't think this relieves a violent mob of culpability -- if I don't credit black rioters for expressing their own frustrations through random violence, I can't give white Aussie rioters a pass either -- but it does serve a rebuke to criminal justice in Australia.

People usually don't want to "take the law into their own hands." They're generally passive as far as that goes, and even in the soaring-crime pit that NYC became in the 70's, acts of vigilantism and rioting against groups suspected of harboring criminals were rare.

Arrest the rioters and prosecute them, protect the Muslims who are, after all, overwhelmingly innocent of any crimes, but do, for God's sakes, get more aggressive about arresting or even just plain harassing anarcho-jihadists who feel they have a right to rape and stab the "unclean."

Before this happens again.

More Links About "Root Causes" Sparking the "Cycle of Violence:" Mike offers:

An article about beating of two lifeguards which caused general outrage.

Female beach-goers complaining about threats of Muslim gang-rape.

Muslim gangs stabbing a man in the back, and vandalizing hundreds
of cars.
Although this took place after the beating of gang members on beach.

And of course there's the vile backdrop of Pakistani men believing they had a "right to rape" children who engaged in "promiscuous" behavior, like not wearing a head-scarf or daring to walk the streets without a male escort.

Still: indiscriminate racially-based mob violence is always a bad thing. All good conservatives know that, as regards crime, an explanation is not the same thing as a justification.

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