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sick milk to take me to food scandals continue to rock china as the world turns to it for its foods one is to goes undercover to expose the haven harm in a system geared for profit when you start this time on al-jazeera the nature of news as it breaks the last time senegal qualified for the world cup was in two thousand and fifteen years on and hopes to do even better in russia next year with detailed coverage tied to the maginot only seven years ago people living right here . now defeat has taken over their land from around the world donald trump is promising a major policy announcement on trade a potential challenge to khorat a missed opportunity a bra. hello
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i'm down with a quick reminder of the top stories on the al jazeera has become the latest latin american country to shift to the political right by electing conservative billionaire sebastian pinera as president and. his opponent in the runoff vote it's the second time he's been elected to the country's highest office in america. reports in santiago. chile's billionaire president elect of god what he wanted another crack at the presidency for the second time in twenty seven years chile has swung from the center left to the center right both times the city. the markets favorite the former president a successful businessman promises better times ahead as he extends an olive branch to the uk if he does i want to renew our commitment to all chileans a commitment to unity and dialogue and so i invite all of our previous presidents to share their experience and advise with me so that we can reach national
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agreements to tackle the biggest problems. at the headquarters of center left candidate. there were long faces had run on the promise of accelerating the social reforms started by the current government of president michelle bachelet but the former journalist's inexperience and chilly sluggish economic growth ultimately gave the conservatives the upper hand pineta has been linked to several shady business deals and political scandals but clearly it did not matter i think the general issue is that politicians announce a discredited that people just assume they are liars or thieves or whatever and then choose between the lesser of two evils jillian's have made their decision joining the recent. swing towards the political right would seem to be you know would not have an easy time of it not only because the electorate has proven itself to be more demanding but also because you are not enjoying tarty in the legislature . which means i will have
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a hard time rolling back on still popular social reforms as is happening in brazil and neighboring argentina being you know government is going to be more of an administrative government is going to be going to be very similar to what we saw in his first term in power it's going to be more short term oriented it's going to be related to jobs but this time round it out will have to be less accommodating to the business elite the election has shown that chileans have become far more demanding and are expecting results no matter how hard they may be to deliver. c. and human. eleven woman have reportedly been killed after airstrikes hit a wedding procession east of yemen's capital sana'a who the officials say the strikes launched by the saudi led coalition killed people as they walked to a village in my province there are reports the bride was among the victims. protests continuing across the world against the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital the move was condemned because
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east jerusalem is palestinian territory under illegal occupation by israel the un security council will vote on monday on a resolution reaffirming that any decision to alter jerusalem status won't have any legal basis. ballots are being counted after elections in the indian state of gujarat the ruling b j p party has controlled the state for twenty two years but the opposition congress party is hoping to cause an upset after criticism of prime minister narendra modi's handling of the economy us president donald trump says he has no plans to fire the man looking into alleged russian meddling into last year's election despite republican attacks on the credibility of the investigation lawyer and white house transition team earlier accuse special counsel robert muller's team of unlawfully obtaining thousands of e-mails related to the issue a spokesman for mullah says the emails were obtained illegally. and power has been restored at the world's busiest airport after a ten hour cut forced the cancellation of more than one thousand flights the outage
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hit atlanta's hartsfield jackson airport early on sunday afternoon leaving thousands of passengers stranded it's believed it was caused by a fire which damaged the underground electrical facility the airport handles an average of two thousand five hundred flights and two hundred seventy five thousand passengers a day and flies to nearly seventy international destinations but those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after once upon a time in punchbowl states have done so much and definite. various crimes or striving. to get away from the war that was out of the target. and they came here to restart their life. as a margaret when i first arrived at this rally i like it i i struggled. it was very
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difficult. i wanted to give us the data but it. was a part of the beginning so much like there isn't for us the last. few decades lebanese families come to a strange year to build a better life and escape the destruction of. that many of demonized in a new land. to. get rid of the multiculturalism the first that is the bottom assault and then after fifteen years of immigration from lebanon anglo and arab australia is divided by the first gulf war they're being confronted with a choice between doing either our own restraint because up to now the multicultural story is both. first. order to answer this question are going to start to
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sit there and what all the stars trailer and i shouldn't be asked about this. on my odyssey two weeks if there's a study i'll tell you the about the book about this as well. in one thousand nine hundred a tiny criminal minority become drug dealing gangsters defying the law to lose games we believe was. in two thousand and one. terrorism raises fears that arab australians are an enemy within upon terrorists of course the rival in all of my five years later and our intention explodes into one of the most infamous race riots in a strain in history don't go to the middle east to buy into the wicked now that we have been in the eye for sure if it forces a team you have people converged on cronulla beach to know. what
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happened on that sunday in court all of it is a black or for our country. and i live in asia one stone is what i'm on it not i am astronomy and i am lebanese i am muslim i'm up a majority. i'm all that i want this is a story of what it's like to be live in ames and colas try and. we are striving and this. is where we belong in this is what we have. one hundred fifty police were done hundreds across sydney southwest early this morning nine people arrested for a string of bomb crimes over the past year with the having and in the long thing
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there was a lot of screams on the streets. there was a lot of crying with the police couldn't keep. going. on the streets except the ones who want to save all districts let's put it this way and at that time there was no one to stop them. in sydney's south west lebanese criminals are said to be running out of control punchbowl bankstown canterbury look came back the suburbs are described by law enforcement officials as hot bits of cost fifty cocaine trafficking and violence. south west sydney is the center of a strain is lebanese community. by the one thousand nine hundred these
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deeply religious and conservative community is being terrorized by a tiny minority of criminals from both christian and muslim family it's better than i thought. we suffered as a community because it was kids there we're dealing with drugs there with drug addict it's a weird making good money. and they just killed people it was so easy for them such a mentality to kill people. they fold their weird untouchable. up. in the mid ninety ninety s you've got the growth of crime of drug gangs was sort of stuff. which is essentially the consequence of not planning for multiculturalism. this sort of
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if the response if you like of criminal delinquency as a preferred last stop is the choice you make when access to the normal rewards a normal pathways to society is blocked. that really subscribe to the society is to blame sort of train of thought. you know my family arrived here in the sixties and we probably could have used more of a hand than what we got but you make do and you get on and you make a success of all your efforts and your life yet egyptian born new south wales deputy police commissioner nick kaldas still recognises the pressure of growing up arab in wider australian. i think anybody who is as says that there is their racism in sydney or australia as they head in the sand the reason rises and that doesn't contribute to some extent to people being al united and people going down the wrong
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path. in south west sydney the wrong path means gang activity. the politicians order the place to use zero tolerance. the gangsters get personal threatening offices and their families but you don't call. the informant was significantly vala. games running destroying. it involved public by shootings and they caffeine's murders it was in your face forward craw. who would proud of their money and they're. proud of the easily gained worlds there with the greatest enemy to work community at that time and when. to make a stand against them. want to form
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a partnership between zillow obeid being citizens and over community and the new south wales police against those criminal element. a lot of the lebanese young gangsters thought there were bigger than. they thought that they were unbreakable and untouchable and that's what i tried to intimidate the police this eighteen year old was shot twice in the legs in our pockets punchbowl of the week in the fall it in the area in the and with the rise of the criminal gangs comes an insidious influence american gangster culture in music in movies has a powerful effect on a stray in lebanese take thought. she when you watch gangster movies and then you see all the money in the last fall of the year does sort of join of the voice for. growing up in bankstown. known as westy is like many young teenagers with a passion for gangsta rap when you become a teenager your eyes open up to
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a lot of feelings and. to follow six drugs and rock n roll they can direct you to different parts. you read for the ozone like cars and bling and girls and guns that's the culture that they grew up in salil care grows up surrounded by a similar culture that graduates university and works in management with very mild dominated culture as well there's no there's no denying that and i guess to prove your manhood in a lot of cases where you show how much you've earned with your cousin and jewelry and everything else. being on the streets and. ems sort of did you mean identity with everyone. starts to know who you are and they
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start the fee. because of you and your boys. it's just these that you do when you're young and stupid and not really thinking. brought up in a conservative catholic family in nearby paramatman. george basher and his friends also aspire to the glamour of gangsta rap. it's cool in a scene on t.v. the all that psycho in i need to go and you do it and am not thinking ever thinking ahead you're sitting in the moment it's always in the moment. westy comes from a conservative working class family who immigrate during the lebanese civil war. when i was young i had a very very good. riffing off a kenya from. and i'd order love and affection from them. he does well at school until he and his friends discovered drugs who is further
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smoking marijuana first thing we started taking alcohol then i went ecstasy you know into. you know went to. cocaine. is sat in my father's side of me that. is still you know shiny imagine off to the future which is so true. that's we all went off track because roar doing the same feeling getting on drugs making money to support a drug habit and just like in every community in sydney anglo or not the drug culture crosses generations many who stray down the wrong path when they're young turn into worried parents back with them on twenty years when we're all. hands on and even you know i'm in a hands on. car going tomorrow on how to. the guns to would ever own you one of the hands on with of our goal salil cares little brother sam has some run ins with the
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law and he's lucky to avoid jail. but as a father with a young family he worries about the drug racket evolving in south west sydney. when you get older more mature is you want to get real and you have kids you want to keep your kids as far away from stuff like that as possible you don't want to say the things that you're saying you don't want to do the things that you have done. a lot of. unfortunate interaction with people on drugs and other dealing or with people actually using unfortunate because american units. and with drugs comes violence. a more often or absolutely short of simply able to step in i have seen i've seen it all. by the early one nine hundred ninety s. george basher is a panel beating apprentice by day and a d.j. at night. but with the gangsters dominating the streets he's also the son of
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a worried mom. and all the time. i was what i see in a window. all the time i see some cars top i look from the window. if a judge back home one or not. so in his back home i feel comfortable i sleep my husband said to me crazy we saw all of the noise you see in window in them because i was one and he went different places you know what's happened there. you know the water is some of the drugs and trouble michael. i'll start to get in a puff that. one toy. you know get a five goes at work get a frank on a tommy are your friends falling for his wife with with all spittle. do you want to be. and yes me is just being. civil more.
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or to poornima knave liam up and he's falling for is often one of my get. the sort of your friend. the lying in hospital chief come from all over his body. i remember a cried you know it was. very the way the croydon. turned away and then when i look closely at a slate mine i'm thinking of what could go on then he said that's me. but for westy and his teenage crew the big life lessons are still to come for then drugs and petty crime go hand in hand. rose fix the to make money or to go to powerful doing crime. the majority of those kids their parents. first generation they came in from lebanon
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and they didn't have much control over that kid's activity and they didn't know what that kids there were doing even though some of them were using parents' home as a distribution center for drugs and that sort of thing. but westies parents are not so naive. appearance eventually started to know that i was taking drugs in that i was making money because the woman would form. a lot of cash on issue one jury to find. she started uncovering fings big boy b. and i should start asking rigi girl to love god have to make some excuse but she knew i was doing. wrong feelings.
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and for westies dad there's only one response physical violence. why farver tried to discipline me in the form. it really doesn't work when you hear someone it just makes them rebuild. and in the mid to late one nine hundred ninety s. this is when many rebellious lebanese tains find their drug supplies. tonight be a straight punch bowl. this quiet family on clay becomes the illegal drug distribution center for south by sidney. street was renowned for. being a violent and organized crime area. there was significant drug distribution taking place. from runners the lower level street dealers for drugs so there would be a lot of cars going down to like the street looking for dealers to have them supply drugs to people going on the street. it was actually the same as any fast food
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outlet you go they stop for five seconds you get to pick a new leaf. and. it's only a handful of dealers but they terrorize the street they are directly linked to form that is and twenty five shootings. this was the career they tried and i continued on a tradition of other people who are going involved in organized crime and some of these young men knew nothing kills but to be criminals unfortunately there was a well founded fear at that time that if people went as a police station to give them any kind of information those clean criminal element would know about it and they'll come to retaliate. it's difficult for people to stand up and give evidence as a witness against some of these kron gangs because i was on and as we saw
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a lot on i would shoot and kill people who i thought were going to give evidence against them. for the telo be a straight gangstas handguns a part of everyday life. drug you know drug dealing and carrying guns do i don't people protecting that of our guests and unfortunately gun culture certainly has come into prominence or relieve. the guns are supplied by crooked gun dealers and it's the beginning of illegal international gun imports through the post so suddenly you've got the capacity of young people to get guns fueled by money. me and i see them sones as likely new drug lords there are on a short fuse they think money is easy and the place will never touch them. there were significant plays response to this. which which resulted in police undertaking
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survival and. covert operations until i'd be straight on drugs themselves mike is sure that undercover operatives were down the street identifying those who were responsible for selling the drugs. but the police under political pressure to get tough on crime also struggled to keep the community onside. community policing at that time did not exist. police officers on the street did not communicate they forced subjugated and treated. young people in a very bad manners and at same time there was their idea was in the community that there is a lot of corruption was in the police force and so. i think from a policing perspective engagement is what is. important perhaps in some ways
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in the in the ninety's we were not as engaged as we could have been. as their relationship with the police becomes increasingly fractured christian and muslim families are gripped by crime and an epidemic that steals their children. a lot of young people would bury it much earlier than was a should have because of their drug habits a lot of family were broken at that time because of the drug habits their parent didn't know how to do it was it just did not know how to deal with it i have seen it firsthand in my capacity as a general practitioner we had in excess of eighty different families there were all mother or father or sister or brother of a heroin addict and over a community that was staggering. as to low p.
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a straight sinks deeper into the criminal abyss westie moved from south west sydney to pick up the drug trade in king's cross. when i was seven thirteen was living in the syrian macon or the money and living the hard life. but when he's high on drugs it's a robbery that finally brings westies world crashing down. on the train and there was. three individuals which started to swear at me in arabic. or warn them once warn them twice when the three times they wouldn loosen for a pull out. and i end up robbing more free of them which i really didn't have to do because i was already making a lot of money in the city being off my head. and. stripped of all the rugs. he's arrested and convicted of robbery and serves
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a year in jail with two years' parole. and back on to. the violent drug trade forced as a teenager to pay the ultimate price. schoolboy it would lay with bashed stabbed and shot had in the end it was a single knife wound to the heart which killed him. and a people already reeling are about to be demonized. a fourteen year old korean schoolboy is stabbed when he walks into the wrong front yard by mistake. it would had four friends had just pulled up at their classmates think. a young boy going to a birthday party it just happened that there's the party interloper strict he went at the zoo wrong perhaps they didn't like the way he looked so they stabbed him.
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but. it wasn't good for the community but it sort of fit in with the pattern of life around punch bowl of the town shooting being whatever you want to call it was was unfortunately for the common at the top it was parents are receiving counseling he was an only child experience of told police they didn't know their attackers and there was no reason for the killing to get to know not only about would have to find him but the fact that like this will happen. i think in some ways the murder of edward lee in history focused on a lot of media and public attention on the street and on the on south west sydney there were other murders of women it there were other people who were killed in very tragic circumstances but they didn't sort of grabbed. the public imagination in the media attention the why the limit the deed and what happens next is going to
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mean a disaster for the lebanese community and all those associated with. witness documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. we know the culture we know the problems that affect this part of the world very very well and that is something that we're trying to take to the rest of the world we have gone to places and reported on a story that it might take an international network for months to be able to do it
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united nations to be part of their growing anti-riot you know. we are challenging the forces were challenging companies are going to places where nobody else is going. after fifty years of occupation and un condemnation of illegal israeli settlements. in the heart of i'm from carry out and i want to preserve the safety of the village i've clashed several times with us on these lands al jazeera world tells the story of a palestinian village that's struggling to survive and the growing threat to the residents desperate to preserve their homes village under occupation at this time.
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hello i'm daryn jordan doha with a quick reminder the top stories here on al-jazeera a billionaire former president will return to the top job in chile after the winning sunday's runoff election officials say sebastian pinera got more than fifty four percent of the vote beating his center left rival senator bayh but here is margin of victory was much wider than opinion polls and forecast. for me so you know second by your i want to renew my commitment to all chileans a commitment to unity and dialogue and so i invite all of our previous presidents to share their experience and advise with me so that we can reach national agreements to tackle the biggest problems that a fictional ryans. eleven women have reportedly been killed after airstrikes hit a wedding procession east of yemen's capital sana'a hoofy officials say the strikes launched by the saudi led coalition killed people as they walked to a village in mahdi province there are reports the bride was among the victims. protests are continuing across the world against the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital move was condemned because east
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jerusalem is palestinian territory under illegal occupation by israel and un security council will vote on monday on a resolution reaffirming that any decision to alter jerusalem status won't have any legal basis. ballots are being counted after elections in the indian state of the ruling party has controlled the state for twenty two years but the opposition congress party is hoping to cause an upset after criticism of prime minister narendra modi's handling of the economy u.s. president donald trump says he has no plans to fire the man looking into alleged russian meddling into last year's election despite republican attacks on the credibility of the investigation lawyer in trump's white house transition team early accuse special counsel robert muller's team of unlawfully obtaining thousands of e-mails relating to the issue a spokesman for miller says the e-mails were obtained legal. power has been restored at the world's busiest airport after a ten hour cut forced the cancellation of more than one thousand flights the outage
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hit atlanta's hartsfield jackson airport early on sunday afternoon leaving thousands of passengers stranded it's believed it was caused by a fire which damaged the underground electrical facility the airport handles an average of two thousand five hundred flights and two hundred seventy five thousand passengers a day and flies to nearly seventy international destinations well those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after once upon a time and possible that's what. under the orders of the police commissioner peter ryan two hundred offices raid tilapia strange. we did suffer a lot. but it was only zoos. people who shot killed don't was a drug the word against the move. in the coming days in right
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across south west sydney the police cracked down on known criminals and their associates. eventually twenty four men arrested. for people living in punchbowl we knew that was up in a couple years before before that so it wasn't anything new to us but here you could possibly be the motive would have woken up the boys and i'm glad that it did because it certainly changed things a few years after that so there was a lot of a lot of cleanup i guess in punchbowl straight after that. i think incidents like the murder of edward lee focused very intensely very quickly on having enough of a dialogue and out of credibility understanding with that public so that they have face and can come forward and give you information and talk to you not i mean the
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edward leamer that in the series of incidents in south west sydney around that time . five young police standish still alive after their station was sprayed with gunfire but the gangsters don't go down without a fight twelve days later they open fire on locanda police station with semiautomatic guns by police officers as vulnerable as targets in a shooting gallery. the drive by shooting of look into a police station was a confronting event probably i'm president of the resonated with me is that it was a direct and very blunt challenge to authority to police and to government generally and to society i. it's sort of a cowardly y. really of attacking someone and trying to intimidate them and threaten them without having to confront them so they the shooting of look into
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a police station fitted into that category. a state election looms. and both sides of politics compete to bang the law and order drum. the small minority of gangs into focus that an entire community and culture feel the hate more in order to provide all through a strong well resourced probably equipped police force these gangs will be wiped. rather than framing this as here is a community under threat from its own deviant rump is presented to the community and the water world as this is something that is particular and peculiar to this community it's their problem not als. and from then on the basis for the future to buy is sit in a very nasty and toxic way. people
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wanted to see politicians get tough on crime and they knew that the sentiment was out there that people wanted to appropriate those crimes to a particular culture. they tapped into a very real fear there wasn't just about their ponies the term islamophobia started to be used or often you know the fear of muslims. i'm proud of my slam. because islam taught me like you know dignity taught me how to respect others and accept them and that's the most important part. at the height of the islamophobia ninety asylum is employed as a local government family support worker in south west sydney i was always organizing on christmas ham piss and christmas toys for families that and children . i called one client and she said not here would you mind if i ask you
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where you from. i said why are you asking me i'm from here and she said no no no what's your background i said only been is she said but he won't be muslim you're not muslim aren't you i said thank god i'm a muslim. in two thousand after immigrating during the lebanese civil war karl and i have saved for their family dream home next to punchbowl park. first thing we're thinking about it to have a secure shelter for the family because coming from war. to have a sooky was shelled is is very important. but they soon horrified by what they hear . and fortunately hearing the gunshots in
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a early morning on. the first shock was i mean labor and. we moved away from war we came he said it we're looking for safety and fortunately the. soon as he hears it is gunshots across the yard from you it was not a positive experience the grandstand is actually is a meeting point for all the gangs all all over sydney. after twelve o'clock. we've got all these gangs exchanged drugs they fight together they shoot shoot together. gangsters who hang out across the in the grandstand at night. will be a haven for drug dealing a haven for meeting up with prostitutes it would be just. wasn't a taste that you would want to raise a family and i have to admit. we all the seven more news old or con the real was
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a police would be there in every single day. has enough he rallies the neighbors and they take action our right to petition. its all neighbor . sign it. and sign the petition asked for speed how are the police to come and patrol the area and do more large think. as well as close this grandstand. and. after six months seven months it's the problem is that people. are embarrassed schoolboys to get teased because my dad put speed humps in every street in punchbowl it was pretty funny when my mom made to go speed how speed humps and i
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would walk past it's it's funny but there is wisdom behind that because when my dad thought of prince speed humps around the streets of punchbowl he let the gangsters the thugs with the fast cars always want to speed down every street belittle know to not go green punchbowl. as the community works with the police the hype is the media focus on criminal activity will finally die down. but things are about to get a whole lot worse. the sydney olympics a celebration of a modern multicultural nation. just a few kilometers away the lebanese a strain community is about to be outraged. i
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gotta start my shift early in the morning. there's been a suspected abduction. and possibly a sexual assault of a young female. and information that we had led us to believe that it could be in one of the parks in bankstown. senior constable danny mccarty is lebanese astray and. he's born and bred in south west sydney school that punchbowl boys high. in two thousand he's a new constable with less than a year on the force and nothing prepares him for what he's about to find. i'm walking through this park and i can say you know disc because he's got the tissues. on the ground and then i noticed. an older gentleman you know. and he's hunched over something and he seems to be distressed.
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i can see young fame on the ground so i don't know what's what's happening so i'm really going to hold him to keep keep more from from the young girl but then i realise it is it's her father. so unfortunate in that situation the father is found his daughter first. and it was clear that had been a sexual assault. it was a very very very traumatic experience very very hard thing to say. that later on information came out that it was part of a number of gang rapes that happened in the city very very upset very very sad and it was to me one of the most deplorable acts that you can have had to commit on someone else. and just thinking right that girl would have been going through at the time is just horrendous now being. that i've got i'm a father of a young girl it's just something that i can comprehend and. i would never want to
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be in that and the father's position and i went out to another. the park in which it happened was only a few houses up from our personnel so it being so close to home the media and the police and the and the stories of it i have three older sisters and it's scary to know that these things happen so close to home. when the rape occurs mohammed coupled lady is a student at punchbowl boys high some days later a new attack is a stark lesson in the cruelty of sex crime. painstakingly the place pays together a chilling pattern of crime. a gang of teenagers is raping young girls using unusual and degrading violence. that because most of the accused under eighteen then names are not made public what is revealed is that they are all
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lebanese a strain. not much happens about them until well after the olympics when they. when the accused are brought to court and suddenly the media ruppert. what happened next is that there was an intense clear of media and public attention about what happened about the ethnic backgrounds of the use and they will use that were involved. i think it really shook the community taught school. i think it really made every family question whether they were how they were raising their kids because it was something that was unforeseen or unheard of was unthinkable that people so local so close to home could do something that terrible to somebody and think that they had a right to do that when the media storm erupts. muhammad's future
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wife is a teenager in high school. it was very scary off think a lot of families became fee for their daughter's. like harm of the person they thinking i'm never going to marry a lebanese muslim god because if that's what they like then that's disgusting the young women to just teenagers every libby degrading ordeal in the courtroom hearing it again and again the horrifying crimes committed against them in all they were for victims three separate attacks in federal locations in sydney filled with the daily telegraph in particular finds the victims and gets them to repeat. allegations about the woods that the assailants used against one of the victims said she was referred to as an aussie speak and was told by one of the right priests i'm going to start. the words.
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flash around the nation. suddenly the lebanese astray in community stand. accused. it was the epitome of the you know the anti lebanese anti muslim history in this country but the lebanese community would as outraged and horrified by the rights as any other. there was like a biblical stoning ceremony. people could not throw those stones hard enough right the racial reason. even to the core demonstrated the fact is responsible for these pieces of thinking it was a murder as muslims by the film where these muslims fall into the plan of attack as liberators muslims. shines introduces a new dimension he moves from the notion which is widely known about ripest that they are a small minority often psychotic sick minded people who are at the age
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of the social world and he places in the middle as an exemplar of all muslim men. across the community they were threats received they were missing just left in little boxes they were threats that muslim women would be dragged from the streets and right to intervene. and so working the streets you absolutely looked at differently it looked as if they could be another another right but still they could be part of that gang or you know and because all these guys came from the area and living in it that's on. it affected me even more with it it's more the unity to the world i mean i knew who i was the world saw me differently. all the all that made for the right goals in the process teach you told that they
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were christians all catholics will do exactly is that they're muslim and ok we did not go right by anybody. finally the accused convicted and then names released this is a bailout gaff the man at the center of one of the nation's most notorious crimes for gang rape for his victims for the lifting of the suppression order was welcome . to be named. where. the heaviest sentence of all is reserved for the eighteen year old gang leader the message is clear the loud gaffe surveying an unprecedented fifty five year jail term for gang rape. on appeal the sentence is reduced to thirty one years and name that cooed lee believes the convicted did not understand the damage they did to their own community. does no remorse and i think that was the most awful disgusting thing and it was
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example of where the court was applying general detriments and i think the example was definitely set but i think the right is genocide he thought the lebanese muslim community were the perpetrators of this type of behavior when really what it did was victimized individuals in our community even. the guilty are behind bars but for the community the trial goes on we were torn apart by z. hold events as you were the way it was publicized before but we needed to defend always self. against the media when you would defend a would solve against a politician we need to defend always serve our gone against the hate. mail that we received we were afraid. we were just afraid that that up we didn't know what to do. it wasn't only lebanese muslims who experience this
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many lebanese christians also experienced it because in the why. the public ignorant mind it was simply enough to be arab lebanese from the middle east irrespective of religion or faith or lack of. a community is under media see. and as racist tensions increase so too does the police presence on the streets. the drug gangs are the most obvious targets. but as the crackdown continues the underworld drug supply continues to spread than a cabbage didn't stop the drug distribution didn't stop i want to take a run around unfortunately there is someone there to tag if i saw my eyes tonight healing. to loki a straight punch bowl one time to sydney's most notorious gangs the street has returned to its old suburban life. most of these people are now in prison or invoke
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what symmetric. but like a virus the drug trade spreads to other areas of the season. develop the new process of visibility how impact pushing through through the new south wales police . so we would get out the hundred poised to run operations through banks stand in the streets of punchbowl or came by growing like you're in those other areas to turn imo as many criminals as we could. and possible with lose the ability to get. and unfortunately. there's a there's a culling process with the poise wake up realize that there's an issue quite a few people are arrested then taken to prison and then there are the guys back to normal and then the next generation comes through. and there is a young kids who are influenced by money and the or of being a big gangster or
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a criminal who. being around all of these parks and their mentors in the board up to do this is a job so unfortunately they could be school my jaw family relatives or dropouts or kids or taunts. and for westy society's punishment fails to act as a deterrent. of job within two weeks i was back to doing the same stuff that i was doing because i tried to follow the drug or tried to do something good and i just gave up or was just so used to living the. fun lifestyle. after a year in prison and still on parole. back into dealing drugs in the city you become a slave. to the club to the customers and to the money just takes your money
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to show your power energy and. you've got no control over it's used. to try and make money in a fast way. it consumes you. on you don't want on. to get caught finally come. is caught and he's sentenced to another term in prison but while he's in jail he writes down his life story as a warning to young people not to follow his path in crime. but back in south west sydney it's the law abiding lebanese people who are now faced with picking up the pieces of their shattered community. disgusted. element was in the community have been
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conducted themselves. it's a community of victims of all these elements so with fifty of the gang wars of writers there were victims of the media's a were victims of the politician they were victims. at the time they didn't know how to react to it over that. feeling was discussed communities feel they have no recourse no protection so they become cynical angry depressed monoculturalism as it. took this horrendous kick to the stomach. already reeling any hope of recovery is snuffed out by world events nobody could have predicted. without warning lebanese astray and suddenly have the greatest challenge yet. as
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arab astray and a branded the enemy within. and the community faces a new threat. after september different people have been under a different kind of fluids. it's no longer uk the get the rich quick no longer. it's even worse than that it was. a religious radicalization. next time on once upon a time in punchbowl. by. the first australian in history is prosecuted under a new no laws designed to protect the nation from terrorism who wanted to belong to someone to pick on that his we told him the wrong thing about islam. you can call it radicalism and be full of fundamentalism extremism on all
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that someone calling for help and racism marias its ugly head as a strain borne of the names of told to go back to where they came from the lasting image of a person who's just to survive the running for their lot along the boardwalk at the break i think for those who will watching it that is the way how could it get to the. in two thousand and one spreads around the. arab australians accused of being enemies within. and attacking the aussie way of life we were treated like we have all suspects we were under suspicion struggling to adapt to the new found home. al-jazeera explores the history of the lebanese community in australia. once upon a time in punchbowl at this time on al-jazeera.
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hello again as we look at the weather in the levant and western parts of asia pretty quiet at the moment temperatures much of this should be eight there in kabul twelve in toronto eighteen for baghdad and on the eastern side of the mediterranean to germany weather conditions are looking fine let's move the forecast through into choose so we have got some showers across parts of turkey and perhaps more the way of cloud i think across the eastern side of the mad but otherwise still temperatures looking pretty good for beirut so let's head down into the arabian region and here through the gulf we've got quite a few showers just flirted with qatar for a time pushing away but still for abu dhabi muscat that could be some big storms around face twenty four to forty eight hours so be aware of those otherwise is fine across the peninsula thirty three the high in mecca and through into tuesday really not much change though showers heading away into the arabian sea so let's push across into southern portions of africa where we've got some rain on the eastern
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side of south africa durban could see some showers at times cape town dry for much of the day otherwise across northern parts of way through into zambia was of the risk of showers begins through in towards angola where the conditions gerry not looking too bad across the eastern side of madagascar and on to reverse should see a high of twenty eight twenty the high into. that's what we're talking about all about shooting people are not much pressure to burn themselves and their other countries have managed to solve this problem but you worry that this conflict could erupt into an outright open war that's the sort of security issue all the people who pay the price clearly there writeup been prejudiced setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera.
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