UPDATE October 28: Amid ongoing and suspicious mystery about the identities of the attackers, this story in Israel Hayom says that they were not Muslims. Apparently media fastidiousness about identifying perpetrators from groups that enjoy politically correct victim status is now extending to other groups as well.
True to form, the mainstream media doesn’t mention the identity of the perpetrators, but that in itself is a clue as to who they were: if the attackers had been neo-Nazis, the Herald would have had no trouble saying that. Only when it comes to Muslims do “brawls” and “bombings” and “violence” just happen by themselves, with no clear perp. Also, the mention of the facts that the attack was “racially motivated” and in a “multicultural area” makes clear the identity of these “youths” (a common mainstream media term for violent young Muslims in any case).
But why the coverup? Why must we read tea leaves when it comes to Muslim violence? The mainstream media is doing a grave disservice to the public by reporting stories in this way, rendering them ignorant and complacent in the face of a real threat.
“Five people hospitalised after brawl in Bondi,” by Sally Willoughby for the Sydney Morning Herald, October 26 (thanks to Raul):
Two men remain in hospital with serious injuries after an alleged anti-Semitic attack near Bondi Beach on Saturday.
Five people were injured suffering a fractured cheekbone, broken nose, concussion, lacerations and bruising when they were set upon by eight youths on Blair Street.
St Vincent’s Hospital spokesman and member of the Bondi Jewish community David Faktor said the victims told him the attack was unprovoked and racially motivated.
He said the family was returning from a Jewish Sabbath dinner and did not know their attackers or do anything to incite the violence.
”Any kind of serious unprovoked attack is of great concern but the fact it was racially motivated is all the more concerning,” Mr Faktor said.
”It is extremely shocking that an attack like this could happen in Australia let alone in Bondi being such a multicultural area.”
Mr Faktor said the victims were wearing skullcaps and told him the attack felt like it went for about 15 minutes.
Police said four men, aged 27 to 66, and a 62-year-old woman were walking along Blair Street when a group of eight males started hurling abuse and assaulting them at 12.30am on Saturday.
Police said the melee continued along Glenayr Avenue before police arrived and the attackers fled.
Police have arrested two teenage boys, 17, and a 23-year-old man.
Beach Road Hotel licensee Ben Pearce said four bouncers and two managers from the hotel went to help stop the attack.
He said the hotel’s employees jumped into the middle of the brawl in an effort to break it up and were able to restrain a couple of offenders before the police arrived.
”The guys did the best they could to grab as many of [the attackers] as possible,” Mr Pearce said.
”The fact it had that extra component [was racially motivated] makes it even more ugly.
”If it ever happened again we’d do the same to try and help.”
Mr Pearce said a taxi driver also stopped to try and grab one of the youths as they ran away.
He said the youths were not patrons of the hotel.
The hotel provided security footage and statements to police.
Mr Faktor said two of the victims were released from hospital early on Saturday with superficial injuries while another man, 27, whose face and eye were injured was expected to be released later on Saturday.
Another man, 66, who suffered serious head injuries will stay in hospital overnight. He is expected to make a full recovery.
Two 17-year-old boys were charged with affray and breach of bail. They were refused bail and will appear at children’s court on Sunday.
A 23-year-old man was charged with affray and granted bail to appear at Waverley Local Court on December 3.
The NSW Anti-discrimination Board of NSW will investigate the incident.
Board president Stepan Kerkyasharian told Channel 7 News there appeared to be “severe racial vilification involved in the incident”.
“That’s a term under the [anti-discrimination] legislation,” he said.
“And I think that we should be taking action.”