In Ireland at the moment, we still have the usual feral gangs of Irish teenagers who may have some of the immigrant youth with them. The U.K. deals with immigrant gangs that have more insidious objectives than just mindless violence. The British media does its damnest to silence anyone bringing this out into the open. Our media, of course, plays down our immigrant problems too. So each situation needs to be judged independently. The problem is finding media that tells the truth.
I don't understand having read that article from beginning to end, and having seen the facsimiles I can see no mention of race, the word black, ethnicity or anything else in the fliers.
The only subcultural reference is Youth.
However the petition itself in calling to have the flier withdrawn and apologised for, seems to imply several times that ALL gangs are made up of black youth, that all crime is a product of black gangs.
In short if there is any supposed or construed racism here it is within the petition, not in the object of their displeasure.
If I am under informed or have been misrepresented to, I would appreciate the rest of the data, but on the information presented, this would seem to be the case.
Apex gangs do exist, even over here in Perth and are predominantly African in origin. They have been a subculture in Perth for 15 years or more. They are inherently violent and have absolutely no regard for the law. The issue here is Islam, not race. As part Aboriginal I know all too well about stereotypes and racism. However, if a certain group of society, regardless of race or religion, continues to rebuff society and its status quo...its needs to addressed.