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Australia a land of racists, says survey: Survey finds many anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic

HALF of Australians harbour anti-Muslim sentiments and a quarter are anti-Semitic, according to the biggest survey ever done on racism in this country.

One in three also admit some level of racist feelings against indigenous people, reported the Herald Sun.

The survey of 12,500 people, conducted by leading universities, found Victoria to be one of the most tolerant states. But comparisons between 15 regions statewide show stark differences.

People in Melbourne's outer north, including the shires of Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Hume, recorded Victoria's highest rates of negative sentiments against Jews (31.4 per cent), Asians (26.8 per cent) and Britons (12.8 per cent).

Anti-Muslim feelings were highest in outer western council areas of Melton, Wyndham and Brimbank, but these areas also reported the state's lowest rates of racist attitudes to Asians and Italians.

The 12-year study found 84 per cent of people have seen evidence of racial prejudice. And more than 40 per cent believed "Australia is weakened by people of different ethnic origins sticking to their old ways".

Study co-author Dr Yin Paradies, from the University of Melbourne, said racism against minorities was most common in areas that were more highly populated by those minorities.

"There is a general finding across the world that ethnic density tends to be related to levels of racism, but not always," he said. "The inner (Melbourne) suburbs tended to have very tolerant attitudes, but there is quite a bit of ethnic diversity there."

The council areas of Melbourne, Port Phillip, Stonnington and Yarra boasted Victoria's highest levels of "cross-cultural relations" and fewest calls for "pro-assimilation". However, inner Melbourne residents surveyed for the Challenging Racism Project also recorded the highest rates of anti-Christian (21.3 per cent) and anti-Italian (12.6 per cent) sentiments.

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner Dr Helen Szoke praised Victorians generally, but admitted concern at some of the findings.

"Multiculturalism isn't an end point. It's something we have to keep working on," she said.


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  • I guess you never read the letter from their president telling all Muslims if you want to practice radical Islam do it in your own country and get the hell out of Austrailia. Wish we would do the same but our country is now run by a Muslim.

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  • The reality is that Australia is a very multi cultural society
    Those areas listed are areas where muslims have taken over councils and tried to ban ham sandwiches and had public pools closed on certain days so they can swim in their clothes
    Nealy all other culture assimilate in Australia and Some Asian and europeans are more Aussie than the 8th generation aussies
    Its mainly the muslims that cause the problem because they dont assimilate and want to bring their deseased sharia and relegion her More..

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    • What he said!

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    • Couldn't agree with you more brother.
      Besides, since when is Islam a race, or Jews for that matter?
      They are religions, religions whose members are insular and non adaptive to the countries they immigrate to as a rule.
      They should do a survey like this in an Islamic country, or Israel.
      LOL
      A more racist bunch cocksuckers you'll never find than there, put the Aussies to shame, no doubt.

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  • But everyone hates Islam, Aussies should get a "get out of being called a racist card" for that one.

    And Islam is NOT a race, therefor you cannot be a racist...

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    • I agree, if a survey was done in all western civilised countries the results would be the same. The problem seems to be that these imagrants / people want to practice there beliefs to the point where schools are being segregated, christmas songs are not allowed to be played in shopping malls, special rights for burka clad woman, swimming pools closed to allow bathing for muslims...it goes on and on and when is enough...enough!

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  • Looks like it's time to send in the thought police.

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  • It is not race, they just don't like morons.

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  • OI OI OI


    LOL!

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  • one in three admit being racist we proberly are.
    but when we complain about there religion interfering with the australian way of life they pull the race card

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  • don't like Australia? Don't move there.

    Wow. Where did I get this "wisdom of solomon" thing?

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  • Muslim Brotherhoods five-phase plan for dominating America:

    Phase I: Establish an elite Muslim Leadership and raise Islamicist consciousness in the community;

    Phase II: Create Islamic institutions that the leadership can control and form autonomous Muslim enclaves;

    Phase III: Infiltrate Americas political and social institutions forming a shadow state; escalate conversions; manipulate mass media to remove language offensive to Islam;

    Phase IV: Open hostile public confrontation over U.S. poli More..

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  • Since when is Britain or Islam a race? These "leading universities" must be leading in fucking idiocy.

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  • more like the other way around,us aussies get treated like shit from them fookin had enough of this bullshit multi culture they only get the scum here.

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  • It's an acquired taste, sort of like getting used to a mouthful of shit.

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  • Maybe they're just being logical...both groups bring nothing but problems to Whites...it's amazing to me how not liking a certain group because they're a complete friggin' mess gets misconstrued as "hate." Seems like common sense to me.

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  • Not without reason.

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  • Want to know why we're suspicious? Turn on the TV.

    Look at planes being flown into buildings, cars being blown up, bombs dropped, radical fuckwits taking to the street to preach about either a paedophile or a 5ft tall Arab Jew and demanding nukes dropped to being forth Judgement Day.


    If you want to live here, chill the fuck out.

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  • The figure for anti-aboriginal is relatively low because most Australians have never met an Aborigine - or at least have never lived in a place where they are relatively common.

    Places where there is a high proportion of Aborigines also have a high antipathy towards them.

    (This mirrors the Melbourne anti-Italian and anti-Greek feeling. Both are pretty common there)

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  • lol, u didn't need a 12 year study for that

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  • Well, islamics in Australia hate ummm lets see:
    Christians
    Jews
    Australians
    Russians
    Europeans
    Bahamians
    South Africans
    Atheists
    Mexicans
    Japanese
    Koreans
    Chinese
    Brazilians
    And the list includes ALL, but not limited to, non-muslims and non-islamics.

    I would guess that islam is by far the largest hate group on earth, and probably the galaxy for that matter.

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  • i dont like you either, humph

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  • There is no need for surveys. All you need do is go to you tube or even here in live leak. If you read all the comments that people leave. But what is the most racist country in the world? I think its the U.S. but it's just a thought. Not including radical groups like the brotherhood of terror or KKK

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  • I would/am racist too when Muslims and other pieces of shits come to my country and try to change our culture and expect us to throw away ourselves and live by their bullshit.

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  • Hmmm, I wonder why these polls are never done in China?

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