A New Twist on Racism

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  1. Interesting article in today's Telegraph. In short, a white South African has successfully claimed, and been granted, refugee status in Canada on the grounds that he had been attacked several times whilst in SA due to his skin colour, and that his return would result in persecution.

    The twist is that Canada, predictably perhaps, has been branded 'racist' by the SA government for granting him refugee status on this basis, who stated:

    "We find the claim by Huntley to have been attacked seven times by Africans due his skin colour without any police intervention sensational and alarming. Canada's reasoning for granting Huntley a refugee status can only serve to perpetuate racism."

    Couldn't make it up - what's sauce for the gander etc/boot on the other foot does, rather ungraciously perhaps, spring to mind however.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/6123977/Canada-accused-of-racism-over-granting-of-refugee-status-to-white-South-African.html
     
  2. At least we will have somewhere to flee once New Labours finished enriching us.
     
  3. Whereas if Huntley had been a Kaffer stabbed by whites it wouldn't have been racist for Canada to allow him asylum?
     


  4. This from a so-called government that has turned SA into the most violent "democracy" on earth. :roll:
     
  5. Good on the Canuks. The UK has been providing homes for South Africans, Zimbabweans and various other ex-colonials who've made the difficult decision to come home and/or flee their homeland after oppression.

    The fact that many of them are indeed victims of racism or oppression is neither here nor there as far as Labour goes - it's not a two-way street, because these whities are the children of the capitalist, invading oppressors of the poor black man, so there can be no equality or justice for them.
     
  6. Considering how politically correct the majority of government workers normally are here in Canada, I myself am quite surprised at this.

    Here's what our press has to say about it:

    CTV News


    African National Congress calls refugee decision racist
    Updated Wed. Sep. 2 2009 6:35 AM ET

    The Canadian Press

    OTTAWA -- A decision by a Canadian immigration tribunal to grant refugee status to a white South African who claimed he was persecuted because of his colour has caused a backlash against Canada and made international headlines.

    Canada's immigration and refugee board granted refugee status last week to Brandon Huntley, his lawyer Russell Kaplan said Tuesday.

    Huntley argued that whites are targeted by black criminals in South Africa and that the government does nothing to protect them. He claimed he was attacked seven times during attempted robberies and muggings.

    Tribunal panel chair William Davis ruled that Huntley would stand out like a "sore thumb" due to his colour in any part of South Africa, Kaplan said.

    In his written decision, Davis said "I find that the claimant was a victim because of his race (white South African) rather than a victim of criminality."

    It also said that Huntley "has presented clear and convincing proof of the state's inability or unwillingness to protect him."

    The ruling angered the South African government. In a statement, the governing African National Congress called Huntley's claims of being attacked because of his colour "sensational and alarming."

    "Canada's reasoning for granting Huntley a refugee status can only serve to perpetuate racism."

    The immigration and refugee board refused to comment on the case or to release the decision. Board spokesman Stephane Malepart said he is barred from commenting on any individual case by privacy provisions.

    Ronnie Mamoepa, spokesman for South Africa's immigration ministry, said Huntley's "claims were aimed at tarnishing the good name of black and white South Africans ... and were racially motivated."

    He also said that "it would have been courteous for the Canadian government to allow the South African government to respond to these claims."

    The ruling made international headlines and became a hot topic with bloggers in South Africa, the United Kingdom and other countries.

    In an editorial Tuesday, the Johannesburg daily The Times said: "News that Canada has granted a white South African refugee status because his life is in danger at the hands of his black countrymen is shocking and saddening. It says more about Canadian perceptions than South African reality."

    The satirical online newspaper Hayibo.com posted a story headlined "Canada shocked to learn Huntley wasn't last white in SA."

    Accompanied with a photo of a crowd waving the Canadian flag, the story said: "Immigration authorities in England have warned Canada to expect a deluge of young, unemployable, white South Africans to arrive in their country" following Huntley's ruling.

    It also warned that "there won't be enough pubs and restaurants in Vancouver and Toronto to employ them all."

    With files from The Associated Press
     
  7. Sheeit! I totally believe the South African government on this one. They sure have got crime sorted:

    Nationmaster Crime Stats

    Wiki Crime Info

    South African Government Crime Stats

    Basically, there's a lot of crime, and very little of it is done by white people, which is not hard, because there's a lot more black people, and they are generally poorer than the white folks.

    This gives truth to the fact that the guy claims he keeps getting robbed by black dudes, and that the black dudes prefer to target white people (because they are seen as richer targets), which means the attacks in themselves are basically racially selective, ie: racist.

    There are claims that he has very good evidence in terms of the lack of police action to protect him, though whether this is because of his race rather than their enormous case-loads is debatable.

    Either way, he's fleeing race-based crime, and has every right to fear (if he's been robbed and mugged 7 or 8 times within a short space of time) for his life in that country. After losing his wedge that many times, you might even call him an economic migrant too.
     
  8. The New Labour controlled Immigration authorities here in England, who are accustomed to letting in Black criminals, Asian extremists and illegals, must be shocked that a civilised society could actually give refuge to a white man.
     
  9. Didn't you know that complaining about antiwhite racism is racist?
     
  10. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    Indeed, comrade, and we must educate the peons on this website forthwith!
     
  11. It could be said that the average South African - black or white - had a safer and more stable life during the bad old days of the 'A' word.

    But that of course would be an ill informed and blatantly racist opinion....

    Africa is becoming the continent that God forgot; off the top of my head I can't think of a single African state that is a sucess story. If I was a white South African, Zimbabwean or Namibian I would also be casting around for any way out of Africa.
     
  12. As a niaive youngster, educated and indoctrinated by left-wing goons, I fell for the PC shi'ite that only white people are rascist, and that all other races can only be victims of white racism. Then I went to work in London and had the dubious pleasure of meeting the most bigotted man I've yet come across. Eric, my Jamaican cleaner and oddjob geezer hated all Asian people ("look at dem Indiannnn, like rats..), and was intensely homophobic. After an arson incident in a London cinema frequented by men watching gay porn, his comment was "Dem burn, I laugh! All dem man-woman-man lesbians."
    In the most shocking (to me) statement he said "After me get off de bus, me no see no black man, me live in a nice area...."
    WTF!

    It didn't take me long to realise that the only group in society that cannot be victims of prejudice are White, English, Able-Bodied, Heterosexual, non-substance addicted, educated males in gainful employment.
    Trust me to be in that particular minority!
     
  13. Botswana is stable and doing its own thing quietly and pretty efficiently (and has done so since independance). Otherwise, spot on.:(
     
  14. Shh.

    Oh dear, that will be Botswana invaded then, or at least a civil war.
     
  15. That's because they have Red Bush tea. :roll: