Monday, 19 May 2008

Strife beneath the rainbow

By Sarah Maid of Albion

Violent racially motivated attacks against immigrants in South Africa have resulted in a large number of deaths and many rapes with rioters claiming foreigners are responsible for rising crime levels and low employment opportunities. A return to the horrific sight of the cynically named black on black practice of “Necklacing” which the BBC and the rest of the western media suppressed during the Apartheid where at least one man was set on fire after a tyre soaked in gasoline was put around his neck. There was no immediate word on his condition

Hundreds of foreigners have taken refuge in police stations and churches as the violence against them spread further across poor townships. Some South Africans, especially those living in poor areas of high unemployment, accuse Zimbabweans and other newcomers of fuelling the high crime rate and taking scarce jobs.The attacks have renewed the authorities' fears that xenophobia is on the rise in the country which was once portrayed in the west as one of the most welcoming to immigrants and asylum seekers, especially from Africa.

According to the BBC around 12 people have been killed so far however Reuters suggest the figure is at least 22 people have been killed since unrest started last week.

The targets are largely Zimbabwean immigrants who have flooded across the boarders fleeing Mugabbe's hell in recent years, however report that a number of Nigerians, another group who have immigrated to South Africa in recent years, have also been attacked

Below is a timeline of the troubles and facts and figures on some of the issues at play.


May 11 - A mob attacks a group of immigrants in Alexandra township outside Johannesburg, killing two and injuring 40.

May 15 - Police fire rubber bullets to quell anti-foreigner violence in Diepsloot, another township near Johannesburg, where youths threw stones, set up barricades and looted shops.

May 18 - Violence spreads to other areas, including the Johannesburg city centre. Among the dead are five people killed in the Cleveland area of Johannesburg, local media say. At least one immigrant is burned to death.

May 19 - Two people are killed and dozens of shacks are torched in the Tembisa township near Johannesburg. Police say at least 19 people have been killed since May 16.

Earlier on Channel 4 news Jon Snow pretended to be amazed that such a thing was happening in South Africa, however, he and every other commentator was certainly aware that the early optimism about the “Rainbow Nation” was misplaced by 1996.

Like the rest of the media, Channel 4 has been suppressing news of the almost 3,000 white farmers who have been tortured to death since 1994, dismissing this ongoing genocide as “crime”, but they can't hide young men being set on fire on the street. (Albeit I am sure they would try to had the victim been white)

Events in South Africa follow recent tribal violence in Kenya which graphically exposed the folly of attempting to impose Multiculturalism on people who do not want it. Yet, in the face of international evidence, our government continues with its policy of mass immigration.

I do not to explain the analogy I am making do I? Will we have to wait until we see similar scenes (again) on our own streets before our leaders realise what they are risking?


Anonymous said...

22 was also the figure given out around 5;30am on 5 live.
Radio 4 gave out no numbers this evening just a quick report.
I noticed nobody called them racists either!
Seems it's ok for the Africans to say NO to immigrants and drive them out just we've to accept the world here.

Anonymous said...

There was no immediate word on his condition


Anonymous said...

But Sarah, dont you realise that it's all the fault of the WHITE MAN??!! For the poor,downtrodden, generous,open hearted,caring,calm, and compassionate black man is still recoving from the effects of his brutal persecution at the hands of the white devils who imposed appartheid upon the lovable creatures. It will take the black man many years of hardship and violence to recover from his ordeal- witness the plight of the descendents of the slaves in the USA, a mere one hundred and fifty years have passed and , on the whole,they have still not managed to regress to the fine characters they must have been when Muslims captured them in their homeland forests and sold them on to the evil WHITE MAN who is responsible for all the ills of this troubled world. Rest assured that after their teething troubles are over ( it may take many years yet!) South Africa will triumph and walk in the sunny uplands of humanity. If you dont believe me, just look at the paradise states of the rest of Africa, which has thrown up such visionary, humane masters as Idi Amin. For the most recent and inspiring example you need look no further than Sir Robert Mugabe and his Socialist Paradise of Zimbabwe, a supreme motivator for all his aspiring black bretheren and a wonderful example of the Black mans ability to rule himself and improve on the regimes of the WHITE MEN who went before them and did nothing but bring peace, stability, prosperity, education and improvement to the people of that vast, dark ,sad, cursed continent. Barik Obama for President!!!

Anonymous said...

Black treating black as black has always done. Black kills black on the streets of London, LA, Chicago and black kills black in Africa just as they always have.

I wonder what would happen if the British treated immigrants in the same way? I think we can guess.

There is no black in a rainbow. Rainbow nation my left peg.


watling said...

Has anyone else noticed how well the Chinese seem to have come together as one to help their Earthquake victims? I've heard no reports of people profiteering from the disaster: no looting, no violence. Ok, so the Chinese authorities aren't noted for leniency, so maybe nobody dared risk misbehaving.

Anyway, contrast the behaviour of the Chinese in the face of adversity with that of the blacks in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. When the rule of law breaks down - as is often the case in natural disasters - blacks resort to the law of the jungle. True to form the New Orleans blacks murdered, raped and looted.

Can anyone think of a nice, black area anywhere in the UK? Does anyone know of a black area that whites aspire to living in?

Anonymous said...

anon 9.34 perfect!

white guilt for president!