Columnist Michael Duffy of Sydney, Australia’s Daily Telegraph writes of Muslim thugs committing petty crimes — and dhimmi cops afraid to arrest them for fear of creating a political incident.
He said that in response to a recent column, he received letters that “told me of incidents journalists never get to see. Incidents which do not make it on to the crime statistics but which are clearly hugely important to many people.”
Priest [a former policeman interviewed in the previous column (see below)] claimed NSW Police has been so weakened in the wake of the Wood royal commission it has been unable to contain crime in this city since the mid-1990s.
By then, young men of Muslim Lebanese background were creating problems, as most young immigrants (going way back to the Irish) tend to do.
This had been going on for a while – one correspondent, who has lived in Greenacre since 1953 – told me his son, who was no saint himself, first complained about vicious and violent Middle Eastern gangs 20 years ago.
“They have the police bluffed. I lament the ruin of our local area,” he said.
Police failure to deal with these young hooligans meant many of them have now grown up to be adult gangsters. This explains the escalation of gun crime in Sydney we are now witnessing.
Duffy asserts that:
…the fear of violence is now so widespread it is eating into people’s lives. There is a strong sense among many people – including Lebanese Christians – that they have been let down by the authorities.
Again and again I have heard stories of situations where the police seemed to be scared to act.
In one incident, police told a victim: “If we arrest them it would cause a riot and our jobs would be a lot harder in future.”
Another Sydney man observed: “I am sure the majority of these occurrences go unreported and unpublished because of the threats and intimidation by these hoodlums.”
Duffy added “that this suits the Government because it keeps crime statistics down.”
Here also is the previous Duffy column that inspired all these messages to him. It no longer seems to be available on the web:
One day in Auburn in 2001, two uniformed police officers stopped a car with three occupants of Middle-Eastern background. The police had been told the men, well-known offenders, had been involved in a series of robberies.
They searched the car and found property stolen in the robberies. What happened next was extraordinary.
The three criminals began to abuse the police and threaten them physically. They told the police they would follow them home, kill them and “f… your girlfriends”. The two officers were forced to take refuge in their car where they called for urgent assistance.
But simultaneously the criminals used their mobile phones to do the same. Within minutes a crowd of 60 Lebanese Australians had gathered, some pouring out of the houses nearby and some arriving by car. When more police arrived they were punched and pushed to the ground and their vehicles were damaged.
The police duty officer appeared and ordered all police to retreat immediately. Within minutes they were gone. Some of the crowd followed them to the police station where they intimidated staff and damaged property.
Again the duty officer ordered his officers to do nothing. Eventually the crowd left the station. The stolen property was never recovered. No one was ever arrested.
The above story was told by ex-cop Tim Priest at a Quadrant dinner this week. He claimed it is typical of literally hundreds of incidents where “police have backed down to Middle-Eastern thugs and have taken no action and allowed the incident to go unpunished”.
He stresses “the unbelievable influence that local politicians and religious leaders played in covering up the true state of the south-west”.
Priest told an amazing story of a city where Lebanese organised crime has been increasingly out of control for years, thanks to a combination of the loss of police morale due to the Wood Royal Commission and an ineffective commissioner in Peter Ryan.
According to Priest, there are now more than 1000 young men of Lebanese descent running intimidation rackets and dominating the heroin and cocaine trade in large areas of Sydney. They are the product of what Priest claimed was the castration of the police force during the Ryan years, when cleanskin cops with little front-line experience were appointed to important positions in the suburbs. As a result, there is now a generation of young Lebanese men, many of whom who despise authority because they perceive it as weak. They have got stronger as the police have grown softer. These days, the only place they fear to go is Cabramatta, because of their respect for the equally violent Asian gangs there.
Priest said the most influential gang is the Muslim males of Telopea St, Bankstown known as the Telopea Street Boys. He claimed they and their associates have been involved in numerous murders over the past five years, and other major crimes such as ram raids and the car-jacking of expensive vehicles while their owners are in them.
He described how nightclubs are targeted for protection payments. “A large number of Middle-Eastern males would enter the club, upwards of 20 at a time. They would outnumber the security staff and begin assaulting male patrons, sometimes stabbing them. The incident would be over in minutes and the gang members long gone before police arrived. A few days later, senior members of the gang, well-dressed and business-like, would approach the club owner and offer to provide protection from similar incidents for a small fee of around $2000 or $3000 per week.” Priest claims that in one busy part of the city almost every bar, nightclub and hotel now pays protection money.
What sets these gangs apart from previous ones, Priest said, was their propensity to use violence at any time and for any reason. The violence from the Asian gangs in Cabramatta is horrific, but at least it is localised, making it easier for the police to act – but the Lebanese gangs attack anywhere. “The violence is directed mainly at young Australian men and women,” Priest claimed. “Violent attacks on [non-Lebanese] 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 has been the use of racially-motivated violence on the victims simply because they are Australian.”
Tim Priest is bitter and angry. He predicts a dramatic rise in gang shootings and says Sydney will soon be a city in which gangs have the sort of power they currently hold in Los Angeles.
(Thanks to Mike Brosnihan.)