Middle Eastern Gangs had it comming in Sydney...

These concepts are socially constructed and have been given much weight. What are your thoughts?
Post Reply
User avatar
ajay049
Straw Weight
Straw Weight
Posts: 86
Joined: October 28th, 2004, 3:55 pm
Location: 415-510

Middle Eastern Gangs had it comming in Sydney...

Unread post by ajay049 » December 13th, 2005, 12:02 pm

The emergence of Middle Eastern crime groups was first observed in NSW
in the mid 1990s. Before then, they had been known largely for
individual acts of antisocial behaviour and for loose family
structures involved in heroin importation and supply as well as motor
vehicle theft and conversion.

The one crime that did appear organised before this period was
insurance fraud, usually motor vehicle accidents and arson. Because
these crimes were largely victimless, they were dealt with by
insurance companies and police involvement was limited.

But from these insurance scams, a generation of young criminals
emerged to engage in more sophisticated crimes – among them extortion,
armed robbery, organised narcotics importation and supply, gun
running, organised factory and warehouse break-ins, and car theft and
conversion on a vast scale, including the exporting of stolen luxury
vehicles to Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries.

It probably took 20 years for the Chinese to become a dominant force
in crime in Sydney. But Middle Eastern crime has taken less than 10
years. So pervasive is Middle Eastern influence on organised crime in
Sydney that rival ethnic groups, with the exception of the Asian
gangs, have been squeezed out or rendered extinct. The only other
crime group to have survived intact are the bikies – although they
have now legitimised many of their operations and now make as much
money through legal means as they do illegally.

With no organised-crime experience, no gang unit other than the
South-East Asian Strike Force, the NSW Police turned against every
convention known to Western policing in dealing with organised crime
groups. In effect, the Lebanese crime gangs were handed the keys to
the city of Sydney.

The most influential of the Middle Eastern crime groups are the Muslim
males of Telopea Street, Bankstown, in southwest Sydney. The Telopea
Street Boys and their associates have been involved in numerous
murders over the past five years – many of them unprovoked attacks on
young Australian men for no other reason than the ethnicity of the
victims.

They have been involved in all manner of crime on a scale we have
never before seen or even contemplated. Ram raids on expensive brand
stores in the city are endemic. The theft of expensive motor vehicles
known as car-jacking is increasing at an alarming rate. This crime
involves gangs of Lebanese or Pacific Islander males finding a luxury
motor vehicle parked outside a restaurant or hotel and watching until
the occupants return to drive home. The car is followed, the victims
assaulted at gunpoint and the vehicle stolen. The vehicles are always
worth about $100,000 or more, and it is believed they are taken to
warehouses before being shipped interstate or overseas to the Middle
East.

The extent to which Middle Eastern crime gangs have moved into the
drug market is breathtaking. They are now the main suppliers of
cocaine in Sydney and are developing markets in southeastern
Queensland and Victoria. They are leading suppliers of heroin in and
around the inner city, southwest Sydney and western Sydney.

But what sets the Middle Eastern gangs apart from all other gangs is
their propensity to use violence at any time and for any reason.
Unlike their Vietnamese counterparts, Middle Eastern crime gangs roam
the city and are not confined to Cabramatta or Chinatown. And even
more alarming is that the violence is directed mainly against young
Australian men and women. It is plain that violent attacks on our
young men and women are racial as well as criminal.

Quite often when taking statements from young men attacked by groups
of Lebanese males around Darling Harbour, a common theme that emerges
is that the violence is racially motivated: the victims are attacked
simply because they are Australian.

I wonder whether the inventors of the racial hatred laws introduced
during the golden years of multiculturalism ever contemplated the
possibility that we, the silent majority, would be the target of
racial violence and hatred. I don't remember any race-based charges
being laid in conjunction with the gang rapes of southwestern Sydney
in 2001, where race was clearly an issue and racial slurs were used to
humiliate the victims.

Unbelievably, a publicly funded document produced by the
Anti-Discrimination Board, titled The Race for Headlines, was then
circulated. It sought to not only cover up race as a motive for the
rapes but to criticise any accurate reporting on this matter in the
media as racially biased. It worries many operational police that
organisations such as the ADB, the Privacy Commission and the Council
for Civil Liberties have become unaccountable and push agendas that
don't represent the values that this great country was built on.

Many have heard of the horrific problems in France with an
unprecedented outbreak of crimes among an estimated 5 million Muslim
immigrants. Middle Eastern males now make up 45,000 of the 90,000
inmates in French prisons. There are no-go areas in Paris for police
and citizens alike. The rule of law has broken down so badly that when
police went to one of these areas recently to round up three Islamic
terrorists, they went in armoured vehicles, with heavy weaponry and
more than 1,000 armed officers – just to arrest a few suspects.

Why did they need such numbers? Because the threat of terrorist
reprisal was minimal compared to the anticipated revolt by thousands
of Middle Eastern and North African residents, who have no respect for
the rule of law in France and consider intrusions by police and other
authorities a declaration of war.

The problems in Paris's Muslim communities are being replicated in
Sydney at an alarming rate. Paris has seen an explosion of rapes
committed by Middle Eastern males against French women in the past 15
years. The rapes are almost identical to those in Sydney. The rapes
are committed not only for sexual gratification: there are also deep
racial undertones, along with threats of violence and retribution.

What is more alarming is the identical reaction among some sections of
the media and criminologists in France: they downplay the race factor
and even gang up on those who try to draw attention to the widening
gulf between Middle Eastern youths and the rest of French society.

That is what we are seeing in Australia. The usual suspects come out
of their institutions and libraries to downplay and even cover up the
growing problem of Middle Eastern crime. Why? Because these same
social engineers have attempted to redefine our society. They have
experimented with all manner of institutions – from prisons to mental
institutions and, recently, policing.

Some of the problems we now see with policing are the result of former
NSW police commissioner Peter Ryan's dream of restructuring and
retraining the force. The police academy was changed from a training
college into a university teaching social sciences and very little
else. Constantly, I'd see young police officers emerge from the
academy with a view that as police officers they were counsellors,
psychologists, marriage guidance experts, social workers and advocates
for social change, but with almost no skills in street policing. Their
training endangered not only them but also their workmates and the
community.

Never mind that policing is about enforcing the rule of law. It's
never been about analysing each offender for the root causes of crime.
The police enforce the law and protect the community regardless of
race, colour or religion. What we have seen in southwest Sydney is
ethnic communities being policed selectively. The implications for
this are frightening when you look at Paris. The French practised
selective policing of a particular community, which is subsequently
now out of control.

In February 2001, when I appeared before an inquiry into Cabramatta's
crime problem, I gave evidence which at the time attracted the usual
claque of ratbags from the ABC and their associates at The Sydney
Morning Herald, as well as Sydney's Radio 2UE broadcaster Mike
Carlton. I said that Sydney is going to be torn apart by gang warfare
the likes of which we have never seen. Last year I was finally proved
right, but I take no comfort from that. However, the criticism I
received was unprecedented. I was a nutter, a liar, a racist, a
disgruntled detective.

Of course, the critics still refuse to concede that we have a problem.
They are still clinging to the multicultural theme. To highlight the
problems with Middle Eastern communities in Sydney is to tear down the
multicultural facade.

The amount of money spent on the multicultural industry beggars
belief. It is a lucrative position for many. Governments pour huge
money into anything that includes the word multicultural. Indeed, the
police department, like other government departments, spends vast
amounts on multicultural issues, jobs, education packages, legal
advice, public relations and the rest. Having expended large amounts
of money on multiculturalism, they are hardly likely to criticise it.
Those that feed off multiculturalism are almost certainly not likely
to question it.

That groups of Middle Eastern males can roam a city and assault, rob
and intimidate at will can no longer be denied or excused. You need
only to look at Paris and other European countries that have had mass
immigration from Middle Eastern countries to see the sort of problems
we can look forward to in years to come. My prediction is that within
10 years Middle Eastern crime groups will have spread and their
influence will extend across Australia as they seek to expand their
enterprises. There will be no-go areas in southwest Sydney just like
there are in Paris.

Only recently I have seen quotes from senior police and retired police
who claim that race is not the issue in organised crime. Those
statements are stupid and dangerous. Organised crime groups, with the
exception of the bikies, are almost always ethnically based – any
experienced detective will tell you that. Barring one or two local
beach gangs, the days of Anglo-Saxon gangs are all but over.

I also predict that there will be a dramatic rise in gang shootings as
rival gangs compete for turf and business. This will be done with
almost complete disregard for police attention, as they are aware that
the NSW Police Service has to be rebuilt from the ground floor. In the
past three years we have seen the phenomenon of drive-by shootings,
Los Angeles style. Not only are the increasing incidents a serious
cause of concern, but even more so is the use of automatic weapons
that spray hundreds of rounds at their targets. This is virtually
unprecedented in Australia.

Indeed, the issue has become so serious that some of these Middle
Eastern youth who are engaged in organised crime, and who have no
regard for our values and way of life, may go a step further and
engage in terrorist acts against Australia. The ingredients are there
already. It is but a small step from urban terrorism to religious and
political terrorism, as we have seen with groups such as the Irish
Republican Army, with organised crime often being confused with
terrorism.

I don't want to paint a story of doom and gloom. But, as a former
policeman, I've seen the destruction that gangs can wreak on innocent
citizens who want nothing more than to live in peace. I just hope we
can trust the people in government and the police to ensure that we
don't lose the values and the rights we have received from past
generations.

Post Reply

Return to “Race and Ethnicity, Racial Relations & Racism”