No outrage please, we’re Australian
A coroner finds that an Aboriginal man died a preventable death in custody because of the completely inadequate care taken by the Northern Territory police. There is no outrage.
Western bombing kills 8 women gathering wood in Afghanistan. No outrage.
Australian troops assassinate a 70 year old Afghan Imam and his son on a false tip off from the corrupt but pro-Australian criminal in charge of police in Oruzgan province. No outrage.
Indonesian troops trained by Australia assassinate a West Papuan independence leader. No outrage.
Asylum seekers are removed from Australia to an offshore concentration camp in Nauru. No outrage.
Police attack a demonstration of Muslims campaigning against racism and for respect. There is massive outrage against the Muslim demonstrators for daring to stand their ground against racist attacks.
The orgy of reaction in response to the protest confirms once again the systemic racism of Australian society.
For readers who might want a slightly better analysis of the triggers for the protest rather than the rubbish you will normally find in the mainstream media read this article by Mohamed Tabbaa called He’s my brother – why angry Muslim men are protesting in Sydney in today’s Sydney Morning Herald.
Here is a link to a Socialist Alternative video of eyewitness shots of the police violence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh8AG5tOEEA&feature=player_embedded