September 25, 2015
So we finally have a real case of Australian bus racism.
An Israeli Jewish woman harassing a Chinese girl.
A Chinese-Australian woman, subjected to a slew of racial abuse on a Sydney bus, pleaded for help from the driver but says no one came to her aid.
Lindsay Li was waiting in Willoughby for the city-bound 273 bus at lunchtime on Wednesday when she says an older woman came up to her, spat on her and struck her with her shopping trolley, before pushing ahead of her to get on to the bus when it pulled up.
When the woman reeled around on the bus and began throwing racist insults at Ms Li, the younger woman pulled out her phone and began filming.
The woman was “screaming in a racial tirade, just calling me every name under the sun”, Ms Li, 29, told Fairfax Media.
She posted the 90-second video to Facebook on Wednesday, writing: “So this happened to me today. Its [sic] unbelievable the amount of hate one person can spew out. She honestly needs a bullet to the head!”
The woman bears a striking resemblance to a woman caught on video shouting racist abuse at a Chinese-Australian couple in a Sydney park in August.
In Wednesday’s video, the older woman calls Ms Li a “f—ing ugly f—ing chink” and accuses her of selling drugs.
“We all know what you are, China … Take your f—ing language and piss off, f—ing chink,” she says.
“I’m Jewish from Israel and you are f—ing nothing.”
Ms Li doesn’t respond during the video.
“I was just sitting there waiting for the bus, and this woman crosses the road, she approaches me, like she’s seen me as a target,” Ms Li said.
When Ms Li got off at her usual stop in Crows Nest, the older woman followed and continued her screaming rant.
As immigrants go, this one:
Is definitely more dangerous than this one:
Jews doing damage control.
Dvir Abramovich, the chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, whose stated aim is to fight anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, said there was “no place in Australia for such intolerance”.
“I am horrified and outraged by this hateful attack,” Dr Abramovich said.
“As Jews, we know all too well what it is like to be targeted by racism, and we decry this disgraceful outburst of prejudice toward Ms Li.”
On Friday, a spokeswoman from the Australian Human Rights Commission told Fairfax Media the commission would offer to meet Ms Li.
The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive Vic Alhadeff has also condemned the the racist tirade as “despicable”.
“This act of bigotry – and the many others which go unrecorded each day – must be strongly condemned. Too many such incidents occur in our society and we have an obligation to speak out and stop them whenever and wherever they occur,” he said.
Though she’s been arrested, they are refusing to give the Jew woman’s name and are saying she “is suffering from mental health issues.”
On many of the sites reporting on this, they are also refusing to show her face. Because maybe she is the victim?