The BBC 2002-05-20 Reports that Amnesty International claims religious
tensions between detainees in Australian detention
centers are leading to persecution and physical assault.
Not content to leave their old wars at home, the Christians, Mandeans,
Tamils, Hindus and Islamists are sniping at each other. Christian converts in
particular are facing threats and violence from Islamists, being labeled
Of course this is all part of the game-plan of the Howard government.
Putting all these groups together is a clear demonstration of their
unwillingness to integrate or even to tolerate other cultures or religions.
As more and more Australians see the violence
these people initiate against others, the less and less inclined they are to
let them stay. The thought of having this kind of violence perpetrated in one's
town or suburb makes the average Australian nervy. The thought of having the
violence perpetrated against them or their families is a deciding factor.
While the ALP waffle on about finding a middle
ground between compassion and pragmatics, the Liberal Party are pursuing their policy of
The average Australian, having gotten over the excitment of seeing the SAS
actually used for something when they boarded the Tampa, is now just settling
back in their lounge-chairs and waiting for the political machine to run its course.