Thursday, December 15, 2005

Australia suffers from political correctness fallout

Hat tip to readers Greg and Kris for alerting Rambix and the Red Star to this transcript of a speech by Tim Priest, a retired Australian detective, in Quadrant Magazine, titled "The Rise of Middle Eastern Crime in Australia".

The text illuminates the potentially dangerous consequences of kowtowing to certain groups by virtue of their "minority" status and political correctness, and it's instructional given the ethnic tension between the native population of France, Australia, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, etc, and their immigrant Muslim communities.

Australia is currently experiencing some upheaval as cultures clash in the south; Mr. Priest's speech is foretelling of the current troubles.

Mr. Priest has a sobering prediction:

I BELIEVE that the rise of Middle Eastern organised crime in Sydney will have an impact on society unlike anything we have ever seen.
He details how the development of the crime is insidious - it starts with belligerence, nuisance crimes, unwillingness to assimilate, followed by an escalation of level of crime:

IT WAS ABOUT 1995 to 1996 that the emergence of Middle Eastern crime groups was first observed in New South Wales. . . The one crime that did appear organised before this period was insurance fraud, usually motor vehicle accidents and arson. . . But from these insurance scams, a generation of young criminals emerged to become engaged in more sophisticated crimes, such as extortion, armed robbery, organised narcotics importation and supply, gun running, organised factory and warehouse break-ins, car theft and conversion on a massive scale including the exporting of stolen luxury vehicles to Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries.
The criminal organizations were allowed to morph over time into substantial adversaries:

The Lebanese groups were ruthless, extremely violent, and they intimidated not only innocent witnesses, but even the police that attempted to arrest them.
And here is the genesis of the problem:

In many of the key areas that were experiencing rapid rises in Middle Eastern crime, these new [police] leaders became more concerned with relations between the police and ethnic minorities than with emerging violent crime. . . Police began to use selective law enforcement. They selected targets that were unlikely to use their ethnic background and cultural beliefs to hinder police investigations or arrests. It was mostly Anglo-Saxons and Asians that were the targets, because they were under-represented by religious leaders and the media.

Starting to sound familiar? This is of course what happened in France, and what is developing in many major urban areas of the US. America has not quite reached the critical mass necessary for wide-scale unrest by Muslim minority groups at present (with the exception of places like Dearborn, MI, which have attracted relatively large numbers of Muslims). But this doesn't mean we should have blinders as it relates to policy on internal national security.

Prophetic words from Mr. Priest:

I wonder whether the inventors of the racial hatred laws introduced during the golden years of multiculturalism ever took into account that we, the silent majority, would be the target of racial violence and hatred.
The issues are assimilation, or lack thereof; multiculturalism in lieu of common sense, and "tolerance" for some enemies of society.

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you.