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Last updated on August 3rd, 2017 at 10:39 am

An Associated Press item in the New York Times:

Ethnic tensions in Australia have been rising in recent years, with anti-Muslim sentiment fueled by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States and the deadly bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians, in October 2002.

Other ethnic tensions have risen over the same period. Unnoticed, mostly.

They were also heightened by a gang-rape case in 2002 in which prosecutors said members of a Lebanese gang hurled abuse at their rape victims, all of whom were of European background.

One of the victims was of Aboriginal background.

The ringleader, Bilal Skaf, was sentenced to 55 years, an unusually severe sentence for the country.

That sentence—regrettably—was later reduced. The New York Times has a history of misreporting events from Australia.

(Via David at cronaca)

Posted by Tim B. on 12/19/2005 at 10:34 AM
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