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Five People Hospitalised After Brawl in Bondi


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Ben
- 298 days ago - smh.com.au
Anti-Semitic attack in Bondi, NSW, Australia



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Ben B. (39)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 5:21 pm
It is very disturbing, distressing and saddening that another anti-Semitic attack has occurred, in this case in Bondi, Sydney, although not entirely surprising. I have also been subjected to verbal abuse and physical intimidation: e.g. I have been surrounded and mocked while travelling on suburban trains (with no intervention by other passengers or train security guards); I have been spat at, and bricks and rocks have been thrown at me while walking home from the train station; and finally I have been physically assaulted while alighting from a train, by Moslem youths (self-identified) whether Australian, Lebanese or other Arabic ethnic origin, in the past i.e. the early to mid-2000's. Such violence is reported to the police, however the perpetrators are rarely apprehended.

It is reassuring that the hotel security guards in this case were willing to intervene and restrain a few of the attackers, before police arrived on the scene.
 

Stan B. (124)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 11:40 pm
I hope they lock up these vicious thugs and throw away the key. Luckily there were people around prepared to take them on or this attack might have been a lot worse.
 

Phyllis Baxter (40)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 1:44 am
The people of Sydney have been subjected to Middle Eastern background thugs for decades- that is why there was a riot in 2005. Sick of their arrogance and violence- and fed up with being falsely accused of racism all the time- Australians aren't racist and will defend anyone from thuggery. Only last week there was a rally in Sydney opposing the oppression of the Muslim Brotherhood in which I participated, sadly, many refugees from the Middle East were too afraid to show their support for the cause in public for fear of reprisals and have contacted the organisers and donated to the cause anonymously. Very sad that people are scared of their neighbours to rally in defence of freedom of speech and to condemn violent oppression in their homelands.
 

Ge M. (217)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 7:23 am
Anti-Semitism is rife in the UK and I have found absolutely no interest from any of the authorities when asking for help.

Recently, a task force was set up to deal with racism but I note that it has followed the influx of Muslims in the area and has nothing to do with prejudice.
 

Beth S. (323)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 8:48 am
I hate to say it, and I'm very sorry for these guys, but once you vote liberal and for parties that want to help everybody, which often includes Muslims at the top of the list, this is what we get. I'm not at all saying that these poor guys did, but this has to be a wake-up call to Jewish liberal communities. They are waaaaaaaay behind the curve.

70-80% of Jews in the U.S. voted for Obama, and they're still treating him in a sacrosanct fashion. He is a big part of the problem. Obama wants to let in hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants, many are from Hezbollah-turned South America and many are from Islamic countries.

Islamic immigration has to stop and Muslims who commit crimes be deported. Otherwise all of these other places will end up under Sharia. This is what Islamists and the vast majority of Muslims want. This is what they are working hard for, and until people understand how they infiltrate governments and turn like a parasite against the general health and the Jews -- the canaries in the coal mines -- the problems are going to get worse.

Thanks Ben, for posting, and thanks, Stan, for letting me know about this article being posted.
 

Carol Dreeszen (364)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 2:14 pm
I just read an article yesterday and I think I added the story on the news where a US student who was going to school oin the UK was out with a friend in a Muslim area of town and were attacked!! The student had wanted to spend a couple years over there going to school but after about 26 stitches on his face he is thinking this is not a good idea!!
 

Ben B. (39)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 7:52 pm
Apologies all. My intent in posting the story was to highlight that anti-Semitic violence can still happen even in Australia in 2013.

By referring to my personal experience in the early to mid-2000's, i.e. ~2002, some 10yrs ago, during the "2nd Intifada", which was negative and directly related to angry Moslem youths, I did not intend to imply that Moslem youths were responsible for this attack. The perpetrators' origins or ethnicity has yet to be revealed. However Australian media and police are very careful not to describe suspects by any ethnic descriptors to avoid stereo-typing, causing fear and xenophobic reactions, and casting aspersions or demonising any ethnic group in Australian society. I support that caution. Let's wait for the prosecution process to run its course and the conclusion of the trial. Once they are convicted we will know who they are.

I do believe that the vast majority of Moslems are law abiding, peaceful citizens, that those who cause problems in the West are a radicalised minority. That those who justify lying to non-Moslems as a tactic to gain an advantage against them and that the purpose of Islam is to expand the Ummah, the united Islamic people and countries by whatever means to make the world Moslem are still in the minority.

That is not to say that we should not be cautious in our dealings with others and that we do not have a right to be proud of our culture and principles of peace, tolerance etc. It is however difficult for individuals and countries to strike the right balance between trust and caution.
 

Hilary S. (45)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 8:37 pm
extremists always find justification for their violent behaviour, and these hapless victims were on the receiving end of the entrenched anti-semitism of this lot.
 

Ben B. (39)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 8:57 pm
Agreed Hilary. It has been said that: "All evil needs to succeed is for good men (people of good will) to do nothing" (Unfortunately I can't remember who said it).
 

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Monday October 28, 2013, 1:18 am
extremists always find justification for their violent behaviour, and these hapless victims were on the receiving end of the entrenched anti-semitism of this lot. , hillary you are right
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday October 28, 2013, 2:26 am
The quote, in different words made by different people, was also made by Edmund Burke who was an Irish
statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher. 12 January 1729 to 9 July 97.

It was also used in the TV show SEVENTH HEAVEN. lol

He had many other famous quotes.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

Reading without reflecting is like eating without digesting.”

“Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.”

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”

“But what is liberty without wisdom and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint. Those who know what virtuous liberty is, cannot bear to see it disgraced by incapable heads, on account of their having high-sounding words in their mouths.”

“It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.”

....................................................................................

He would have made great comments.

But, you're sorta stuck with me. LOL
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday October 28, 2013, 2:28 am
See, Hilary and Ben, you got me going,.
 

Ge M. (217)
Monday October 28, 2013, 4:10 am
I agree with Ben to some extent, the anti-Semitism that I, and my sons suffered, was by non-Muslims, I should have made it clearer. However, my point was the lack of interest in anti-Semitism but in Muslim "suffering".

However, across Europe there are many many attacks on Jews by Muslims, one only has to look at Sweden and continue across.
 

Ge M. (217)
Monday October 28, 2013, 6:56 am
http://www.yourjewishnews.com/2013/10/n29752.html

8 Muslims brutally attack Jewish family of 5 at Sydney hotel (video at end of article)

Three Muslim men were arrested and charged with assault after brutally beating a Jewish family of five at a hotel in Sydney Australia, according to police reports.

Two men remain in a hospital with serious injuries after the alleged anti-Semitic attack near Bondi Beach on Saturday.

Five people were injured suffering from a fractured cheekbone, a broken nose, concussion, lacerations and bruises, when they were attacked by eight young Muslims in Blair Street.

The victims told police that the attack was unprovoked and racially motivated.

He said the family was returning from a Jewish Sabbath dinner, and that they do not know their attackers. They said that they did not do anything to incite the violence.

"Any serious unprovoked attack is of great concern, but the fact that it was racially motivated is even more worrying,” a member of the Bondi Jewish community said.

“It's shocking that such an attack could occur in Australia, let alone in Bondi,” he said.

All victims wore skullcaps and said the attack seemed to be going on for about 15 minutes.

Police said four men, aged 27 to 66, and a 62-year-old woman, were walking down Blair Street when the group of eight men started shouting anti-Jewish epithets.

Police said the fight continued along Glenayr Avenue until the police arrived. The attackers all fled from the scene.

Police have arrested two teenagers, both 17-years-old and a 23-year-old.

Beach Road Hotel owner Ben Pearce said four guards and two hotel managers were able to help stop the attack.

He said hotel employees jumped in the middle of the fight, in an effort to break it up and were able to hold down a couple of criminals before the police arrived.

Pearce also said that a taxi driver tried to grab one of the men who fled from the scene.
He said that the attackers were not hotel guests.

The hotel provided video and statements to the police.

“The fact that the attack was motivated by hate is very worrying,” Pearce said.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday October 28, 2013, 9:53 am
Noted
 

Bob A. (13)
Monday October 28, 2013, 11:40 am
Arab youth right here is Toronto wanted to behead the Prime Minister of Canada, and not just some random and defenseless Jews.

After that, not many stories about Islamic Arab gangs will cause more emotions.
 

Ben B. (39)
Monday October 28, 2013, 4:39 pm
Thanks for the update G.M., until you posted the "Your Jewish News" report I was unaware that those responsible for the Bondi attack were infact Moslem youths. It doesn't surprise me in the least.
 
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